SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team went toe-to-toe with #29 San Jose State through the first three rotations on Friday but came up short against the Spartans in a 195.800-193.475 loss.
Led by an individual victory from Kalliah McCartney, the Hornets outscored SJSU on vault and found themselves down by just .35 points heading into the final rotation. San Jose State rallied for an impressive total of 49.350 on floor while Sacramento State had three falls on beam and scored 47.375 on beam.
McCartney continued her streak of high scores, leading the team on two of her three events and finishing second in the other. The junior finished first overall on vault with a 9.850. She was second on bars with a 9.850 and tied for fifth on beam with a 9.750. McCartney also returned to floor for the first time in nearly a month to score 9.825 in an exhibition. Her four scores would have totaled 39.275 in the all-around.
Julia Greer led SJSU by winning beam (9.850) and floor (9.925). Bekah Gher (39.125), Cami Guyer (39.100) and Cassandra Harrison (39.075) also took the top three spots in the all-around.
The Hornets began the meet on bars where they scored 48.675. Freshman Brennan Bailes joined McCartney in the top three with a career-high tying 9.775 to tie for third place. The team also received a 9.750 from Kaila Kilwein which tied for fifth.
Sacramento State added a 48.775 on vault with four scores of at least 9.700 and all six of 9.600 or better. McCartney's score was the best in the meet by .025 while Jesse Williams placed fourth with a 9.775. Kailey Hansen and Tina Necas tied for sixth at 9.725 and Katie Osaki added a 9.700.
On floor, the Hornets were able to stay in the hunt for the win with a 48.650. Dallas Smith scored 9.800 to lead the team and tie for fifth overall. Katie Osaki and Julia Konner each scored 9.775 to tie for seventh. Konner's score also set her career high.
Things fell apart for Sacramento State on beam while San Jose State dominated floor. The Hornets began the rotation with a pair of falls before Williams scored 9.625. A third fall came and McCartney's routine came before Hansen received a team leading 9.800 which tied for third.
During the same rotation, SJSU had all six gymnasts score 9.750 and did not count a score below 9.800.
Sacramento State will close its season on Saturday, March 22, when it heads to UC Davis for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.
1. #29 San Jose State 195.800
2. Sacramento State 193.475
1. Kalliah McCartney, SAC, 9.850; 4. Jesse Williams 9.775; T6. Kailey Hansen, Tina Necas 9.725; T8. Katie Osaki 9.700; T11. Julia Konner 9.600.
1. Marissa Unpingco, SJSU, 9.875; 2. Kalliah McCartney 9.750; T3. Brennan Bailes 9.775; T5. Kaila Kilwein 9.750; 9. Ashley Wooff 9.675; 11. Kayla Wonderly 9.625; 12. Jesse Williams 9.125.
1. Julia Greer, SJSU, 9.850; T2. Kailey Hansen 9.800; 8. Jesse Williams 9.725; T9. Kayla Wonderly, Elideth Guerrero 9.100; 12. Cassie Benning 8.875.
1. Julia Greer, SJSU, 9.925; T5. Dallas Smith 9.800; T7. Katie Osaki, Julia Konner 9.775; 10. Jesse Williams 9.700; 11. Maddie Montoya 9.600; 12. Kailey Hansen 9.500.
1. Bekah Gher, SJSU, 39.125; 4. Jesse Williams 38.225.
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April 4, 2014 NCAA POSTSEASON BEGINS ON SATURDAY FOR GYMNASTICS
March 26, 2014 GYMNASTICS TO SEND SEVEN TO NCAA REGIONAL
March 22, 2014 GYMNASTICS WINS MPSF CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SEASON HIGH SCORE
March 20, 2014 GYMNASTICS AIMS FOR MPSF TITLE ON SATURDAY
March 14, 2014 GYMNASTICS' UPSET BID FALLS SHORT AT SAN JOSE STATE
March 13, 2014 GYMNASTICS CLOSES REGULAR SEASON AT SAN JOSE STATE ON FRIDAY
March 12, 2014 WILLIAMS NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
March 5, 2014 HALL OF FAMER MAS WATANABE JOINS GYMNASTICS STAFF
February 28, 2014 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO UTAH STATE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT MEET
February 28, 2014 McCARTNEY WINS ON VAULT AND BEAM; TEAM CLIPPED BY USU
February 22, 2014 McCARTNEY TIES FOR FIRST ON VAULT; GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD
February 21, 2014 GYMNASTICS FACES CAL, WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY NIGHT
February 18, 2014 KAILEY HANSEN NAMED MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
February 14, 2014 GYMNASTICS SCORES SEASON HIGH AGAINST CAL AND SAN JOSE STATE
February 13, 2014 GYMNASTICS WELCOMES SJSU AND CAL FOR VALENTINE'S DAY MEET
February 7, 2014 GYMNASTICS PREVAILS AT SEATTLE PACIFIC
February 6, 2014 GYMNASTICS RENEWS SERIES WITH SEATTLE PACIFIC ON FRIDAY
January 31, 2014 GYMNASTICS FALLS AT UC DAVIS, 195.500-193.575
January 30, 2014 GYMNASTICS HEADS TO DAVIS FOR CAUSEWAY CLASH
January 24, 2014 GYMNASTICS RALLIES TO EDGE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
January 23, 2014 GYMNASTICS RETURNS HOME TO FACE SEMO ON FRIDAY NIGHT
January 22, 2014 KONNER NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
January 19, 2014 GYMNASTICS PLACES THIRD BEHIND STANFORD AND ARIZONA
January 17, 2014 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO STANFORD TO FACE CARDINAL AND ARIZONA
January 11, 2014 McCARTNEY FINISHES FIRST IN TWO EVENTS; GYMNASTICS SCORES 192.225
January 9, 2014 GYMNASTICS LOOKS TO STAY HOT AT ARIZONA STATE
January 7, 2014 HANSEN, KONNER EARN MPSF WEEKLY HONORS
January 3, 2014 GYMNASTICS STARTS 2014 WITH NORCAL MEET AT HOME
December 17, 2013 GYMNASTICS ADDS FOUR TO 2014 RECRUITING CLASS
December 3, 2013 GYMNASTICS KICKS OFF SEASON WITH FLIPFEST ON SUNDAY
October 3, 2013 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AND GYMNASTICS RECEIVE NEW LOCKER ROOMS
August 28, 2013 GYMNASTICS EARNS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC HONORS