Gymnastics Succumbs to Illinois
Spartans edged by Illini, 196.125-193.350.
Jan. 26, 2013
“We improved our routines since last week,” said head coach Kathie Klages. “We still have a lot of work to do though, in order to be competitive in the Big Ten.”
Senior Taira Neal placed first on vault, posting a season-high score of 9.850. Sophomore Alina Cartwright was part of a three-way tie for second, scoring 9.825. Recording a 9.775 to tie for fifth was freshman Nicola Deans. Tying with Cartwright for second and leading
Leading the Spartans on uneven bars were Neal and freshman Lisa Burt notching a 9.700 to tie for sixth. Deans tallied a 9.575 to take eighth. Fighting Illini's Weinstein registered a 9.825 to take first place.
Sophomore Ashley Noll was part of a three-way tie for fourth on the balance beam, compiling a season-high 9.775. Taking eighth for the Spartans was freshman Brittany Holmes, scoring a 9.650. Taking first on the balance beam was O’Connor tallying a 9.850 and contributing to
For the second consecutive week, Deans scored the highest score for MSU and season-high on floor posting a 9.875. Deans tied for second place with
In the all-around competition, Burt notched a 38.800 and Cartwright posted a 36.875.
The Green and White will return home to Jenison Field House for a match-up against