Broncos Win Big Over Utah State
BOISE, Idaho -- The No. 16-ranked Boise State gymnastics team played host to Utah State Friday (March 2) in their fourth home meet of the season. The Broncos (7-4) earned their second-best score of the season, defeating the Aggies (3-9), 196.125-192.750.

The Broncos won on all four events as a team, as well as picking up four individual event wins and the all-around win.

"We competed as a team tonight," said co-head coach Neil Resnick. "Virtually every team member made a critical contribution to our 196.125 score. Our unified efforts really brought out the depth in our team."

Opening up on vault, the Broncos earned a 49.125 team total with Brittany Potvin-Green leading the way, tying her career-best of 9.90 to win the event. Potvin-Green, who earned her fourth season and career win on vault, led the scoring Broncos in a top-five sweep with Amanda Otuafi placing second with a 9.850. Ciera Perkins placed third with a 9.825 and Kelsey Morris was fourth with a 9.80, tying her career-best. Kelsey Black rounded out the scorers for Boise State, earning a 9.750 to tie for fifth, while Caitlin Mann competed on vault for the first time in her Boise State career, placing 10th with a 9.50.

Moving on to the uneven bars, the Broncos transferred their positive energy from the first rotation, earning a 49.150, their second-best team score on the event this season. Mann led the way this time, smashing her career-best and earning a 9.875 to win her first title as a Bronco. Perkins placed second on bars, earning a 9.850, while Lindsay Kazandjian tied for third with a 9.825. Black and Potvin-Green shared the fifth-place spot, each earning a 9.80, while Morris tied for eighth with a 9.750.

On balance beam, the team totaled their third-best score of the season of 48.750. Bekah Gher and Kazandjian tied for first-place with a score of 9.80, with Gher earning a season-best score. Gher earned her first win of the season on the event, while Kazandjian earned her second.  Potvin-Green earned a 9.750, placing third, and Mann tied her career-best of 9.725 to tie for fourth. Morris earned a 9.675, placing sixth and Alessandra Cinfio rounded out the line-up with a  12th-place finish and a 9.10 score.

Earning a 49.10 team total on floor exercise, the Broncos were led by Potvin-Green who had a .750 improvement on her career-best score, earning a 9.925 and winning her first career title on floor. Perkins placed second, also with a career-best, earning a 9.875. Black tied for third with a season-best score of 9.850, while Mann tied for sixth, tying her career-best of 9.80. Morris and Otuafi each earned 9.650 scores, tying for ninth-place.

Potvin-Green earned a 39.375 to win the all-around title, the second all-around win in her career. Mann competed in the all-around for the first time as a Bronco, tying for second with a 38.90. Morris competed in her second all-around of the season, placing fourth with a 38.875 score.

The Broncos remain at home next week, hosting California on Friday, March 9. The meet is slated for 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.

Note: Potvin-Green's win on vault marked her fourth this season, tying her for the No. 10 spot on the Broncos' all-time total season wins on the event. Her 39.375 tied for the 25th-best all-around score in school history.  

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