No. 25 MSU Gymnastics Hosts Pittsburgh
Jan. 17, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's gymnastics team, which broke into the GymInfo national rankings at No. 25, will host Pittsburgh on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at Jenison Field House.
"We are looking forward to getting back on the competition floor this weekend," said head coach Kathie Klages. "We have had a focused week of practice and I anticipate a great competition against the University of Pittsburgh. I know they will bring their `A-game' so we will have to compete well for a win."
Last Time Out
Cartwright led the Spartans as they beat out the Fighting Illini on both the vault and floor exercise. She tied for first with a score of 9.85 to lead the Spartans vault score of 48.800. On floor exercise, MSU posted a winning team score of 49.025, led by freshman standout Elena Lagoski's debut score of 9.9 that tied for first place overall.
The Plot On Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is coming off of a 193.375-190.125 win over Towson last weekend in its season-opener. In the meet, the Panthers posted a beam score of 48.625, good for 20th in the country.
The Panthers are led by senior Katie O'Rourke who recently was named co-EAGL Specialist of the Week after posting a 9.85 on both the beam and floor in Pitt's win over Towson. A career-high for O'Rourke, the score ties her for No. 18 in the nation.
In the Rankings
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