Broncos Top BYU on Senior Night
BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State's No. 14-ranked gymnastics team hosted No. 34-ranked Brigham Young University Friday night (March 23) for their regular season finale' and senior night at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos (10-4) earned the 17th-best team score in school history, topping the Cougars (5-10), 196.20-194.30.
The Broncos won on all four events as a team, while junior Brittany Potvin-Green collected wins on vault, floor exercise and the all-around and redshirt-senior Amy Glass earned a win on bars.
"We made school history tonight," exclaimed co-head coach Neil Resnick. "This is the first time our team has had an RQS (Regional Qualifying Score) over 196.00. Good stuff!"
The team total was the fifth score over 196.00 this season for the Broncos, helping them to a 196.055 RQS.
Following the meet, the Broncos honored their three seniors, Chelsee Apple, Amy Glass and Lindsay Kazandjian, as well as six BYU seniors.
"We were very proud of the seniors tonight," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "We are looking forward to what they will do at regionals and are so proud of them and the legacy they leave behind."
Boise State opened up in the first rotation earning a 49.275 on vault, their third-best effort on the event this season and tied for 10th-best in school history. Potvin-Green earned her second 9.925 score on vault in as many weeks to win her sixth vault title this season. Her new win total ties for sixth in all-time season vault wins, as well as tying for 10th in career vault wins at Boise State.
Glass earned a 9.90 score to place second on vault in her final meet at Taco Bell Arena. Sophomore Amanda Otuafi placed fourth with a 9.850 score, while sophomore Kelsey Black and freshman Ciera Perkins tied for fifth with 9.80 scores. Freshman Erica Oswalt rounded out the line-up with a 9.775 score and an eighth-place finish.
Boise State continued their successes on bars, earning a 49.350 team total, tying their season-best score and tying for the fourth-best score in school history. For the second-straight week, Glass earned a 9.925 score on bars, tying for the seventh-best score in school history. The score earned her second win on bars this season and seventh in her career, moving her to ninth in the all-time career wins on bars at Boise State.
Potvin-Green tied her career-best on bars of 9.90, earning a season-best to place second, while Perkins and freshman Kelsey Morris tied for third with a 9.850 scores. Freshman Caitlin Mann earned a 9.825 to tie for fifth, while senior Chelsee Apple earned a career-best of 9.675 to place 10th in her final home meet as a Bronco.
The Broncos earned a 48.450 on balance beam in their third rotation, counting a fall in their team scoring. Potvin-Green led the Broncos for the second time on Friday, placing third on beam with a 9.825. Sophomore Bekah Gher placed fifth with a 9.775, while sophomore Alessandra Cinfio placed sixth with a 9.725. Mann came in seventh (9.650), while Glass placed eighth (9.475) and senior Lindsay Kazandjian placed ninth (9.350).
The Broncos recovered well from their hiccup on beam, earning their second-best team total on floor exercise this season (49.125). Potvin-Green led the way again, tying the school record with a 9.950. Mann scored a career-high, joining Otuafi in a tie for third-place with scores of 9.875. Perkins earned a 9.775 and a seventh-place finish, while Black placed ninth (9.650) and Cinfio placed 11th (9.550).
Potvin-Green set a new career-best in the all-around for the second week in a row, earning a 39.60 total and taking sole possession of the No. 2 all-time best scores spot in Boise State history. The win marked her fifth this season, good for a tie for No. 3 in the all-time season wins category and tied for No. 10 in career all-around wins at Boise State.
BYU's Krysten Koval won the balance beam title with a 9.90 score, while Raquel Willman placed second in the all-around with a 38.00. The Cougars earned totals of 48.60 on vault, 48.825 on bars, 48.050 on beam and 48.825 on floor.
Boise State takes one week off from competition before heading to the NCAA Regional Championships. The Broncos will find out on Monday, March 26 which regional site they will be headed to in a selection show that will be aired on NCAA.com at 1 p.m. (MT).
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