SEATTLE — Led by wins from Kalliah McCartney on vault, Kailey Hansen on beam and Katie Osaki on floor, the Sacramento State gymnastics team was able to hold on for a 192.675-192.450 win at Seattle Pacific on Friday night.
The Hornets were in control of the meet for the first half of the competition, building a 1.175 point advantage after vault and bars. However, the team had three falls on floor during the third rotation which allowed the Falcons to pull within .55 points.
SPU scored 48.325 on floor during the final rotation and Sacramento State responded with a 48.375 on beam to seal the victory.
The Hornets opened the evening on bars where they scored 48.350. Each of the final five members of the lineup scored 9.600 or higher, including a 9.750 from Kaila Kilwein and a 9.700 from Jesse Williams. The pair placed second and third, respectively, and were directly followed by Kalliah McCartney (9.675), Paige Bottano (9.625) and Kayla Wonderly (9.600).
As has been the case for the most of the season, Sacramento State was able to separate itself from the competition on vault. All six of the Hornets outscored all of the Seattle Pacific competitors and guided the team to a 48.875. McCartney received a 9.875 to lead the sweep while Williams (9.775), Julia Konner (9.750), Hansen (9.750), Tina Necas (9.725) and Osaki (9.675) were close behind.
The third rotation began solidly enough for the Hornets as Osaki scored a season high 9.750. That score was the highest in the meet until Kai Tindall matched it on the final routine of the evening to tie for first place. After Osaki, things turned for Sacramento State with three falls and a separate one-tenth deduction for stepping out of bounds of the next five routines. Hansen helped keep the team in the lead with a 9.725 which placed her third overall.
The Hornets regained their composure on beam as the first five gymnasts in the lineup contributed towards the team total. Hansen and Williams scored 9.800 and 9.775, respectively, to claim the top two spots. Wonderly tied for fourth with a 9.650.
McCartney was the lone all-arounder in the meet which guaranteed that the junior drew even with Marina Borisova in the school record book with 16 career all-around victories.
Sacramento State will next be in action on Friday, Feb. 14, against San Jose State at The Nest.
1. Sacramento State 192.675
2. Seattle Pacific 192.450
VAULT: 1. Kalliah McCartney, SAC, 9.875; 2. Jesse Williams 9.775; 3. Julia Konner, Kailey Hansen 9.750; 5. Tina Necas 9.725; 6. Katie Osaki 9.675.
BARS: 1. Maria Hundley, SPU, 9.775; 2. Kaila Kilwein 9.750; 3. Jesse Williams 9.700; 4. Kalliah McCartney 9.675; 5. Paige Bottano 9.625; 6. Kayla Wonderly 9.600; 11. Ashley Wooff 9.425.
BEAM: 1. Kailey Hansen, SAC, 9.800; 2. Jesse Williams 9.775; T4. Kayla Wonderly 9.650; 8. Elideth Guerrero 9.600; 9. Julia Konner 9.550; 11. Kalliah McCartney 9.425.
FLOOR: T1. Katie Osaki, SAC; Kai Tindall, SPU, 9.750; 3. Kailey Hansen 9.725; 8. Julia Konner 9.425; 9. Kalliah McCartney 9.125; 10. Dallas Smith 9.050; 12. Kaila Kilwein 8.950.
ALL-AROUND: 1. Kalliah McCartney 38.100
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