Bronco Gymnastics Holds Off Sacramento State

BOISE, Idaho -- The Boise State women’s gymnastics team took to the gym Friday night playing host to Western Athletic Conference opponent Sacramento State. The Broncos (7-1, 6-1 WAC) posted a 194.025-193.450 win over the Hornets (4-4) in a close competition at BSU’s Taco Bell Arena.

The Broncos got off to a respectable start, posting a team score of 48.50 on vault while Sac State scored 47.975. Freshman Hannah Redmon led the way for the Broncos snagging her fourth vault win of the season with a score of 9.825. Fellow freshman Amy Glass finished in a tie for second place with Sacramento State’s Alycia Chan, scoring a 9.775. Junior Amber Neroes posted a 9.675 to place fifth while sophomore Yvette Leizorek snuck in the top-6 with a 9.625. Junior Shaniece Craft finished with a score of 9.60 while sophomore Ruthie Pennington scored 9.575 to place seventh and eighth, respectively. Sac State’s Eryn Stubblefield was the only other Hornet to place in the top-6 on vault, taking fourth with a 9.70.

Increasing their lead after the second rotation, the Broncos posted their third best mark on bars this season with a 48.80 to top Sac State’s 48.20 score. For the fifth time this season, redshirt sophomore Taylor Jacob earned a win on bars. Senior Lindsay Ward earned her fourth win in the event, finishing in a tie for first with Jacob and posting a 9.850 score. Helping to sweep the top-3 spots, Redmon scored 9.750 on bars. Neroes was joined by freshman Mallory Dziawura and Sac State’s Amber Basgall and Alexis Tsurumoto in a four-way tie for fifth with a score of 9.675. Glass rounded out the Bronco line-up, placing 12th. The Hornets’ Marina Borisova was the only other top-6 finisher for her team, placing fourth with a 9.70 score.

The Hornets were able to win one of the four events as a team on the night, earning a 48.750 on balance beam to top the Broncos’ 47.70 score. Sac State’s Borisova and Melissa Genovese shared the top spot in the event, both posting a 9.825. BSU’s Ward finished in a tie for third with Hornet Lizzy Norvell with a 9.725. Boise State’s Jacob was the next highest Bronco, placing seventh with a 9.650 while redshirt freshman Sarah Smith placed eighth with a 9.575. Placing ninth, Redmon scored a 9.550 while Glass tied for tenth with a 9.20. Freshman Kelsey Lang rounded out the Broncos’ lineup, placing 12th in the event. CSUS’s Eryn Stubblefield (9.70) and Chan (9.675) snuck into the top-6 placing fifth and sixth, respectively.

Earning her second win of the night, Redmon led the Broncos to a solid 49.025 performance on floor exercise to top CSUS’s score of 48.525. Redmon won the event with a 9.875, marking her fifth win in the event this season. Smith finished just behind with a career best performance of 9.850 to place second while Leizorek posted a season high of 9.825 to place third. Glass was able to place fifth with a 9.750 while Borisova (9.775) placed just ahead in fourth for the Hornets. Lang and Jacob rounded out the Broncos floor squad placing ninth and 12th, respectively. Nicole Giao and Chan of CSUS snuck into the top-6 with a 9.725 score, good for sixth place.

In the all-around competition Redmon earned her second title of the season, posting a near career best of 39.00. Sac State swept second through fourth with Borisova placing second (38.875), Stubblefield in third (38.675), and Genovese in fourth (38.30). BSU’s Glass placed fifth in the all-around posting a 38.00 score.

The Broncos won their third home meet of the season giving them a 3-0 record in Taco Bell Arena going into their triangular with Southern Utah and Seattle Pacific next Friday. BSU will play host to the two teams at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 29. The triangular will be one of two remaining regular season meets this season before BSU hosts the WAC Championships on March 29.

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