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GYMNASTICS BATTLES BACK TO FINISH SECOND AGAINST STANFORD, SEATTLE PACIFIC

GYMNASTICS BATTLES BACK TO FINISH SECOND AGAINST STANFORD, SEATTLE PACIFIC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team rallied on floor during the final rotation to finish in second place in a three-team meet against No. 21 Stanford and Seattle Pacific on Friday night at The Nest. The Hornets trailed SPU by one-tenth entering the final rotation but scored 48.625 on floor to earn the team's first win of the year.

Sacramento State finished the meet with a total of 189.950. Stanford improved to 5-0 after scoring 194.650 and Seattle Pacific totaled 189.825.

Senior Carly Pratt sparked the team's comeback in the fourth rotation with a 9.725 in her leadoff spot. Alexis Belkoff added a career high 9.800 and freshman Destiny Watley followed two routines later with a 9.650. Meanwhile, the Falcons were off to a strong start on vault, forcing the Hornets to hit their final two routines. Senior Lauren Schmeiss responded with a 9.675 and sophomore Jordyn Brent scored 9.775 for the second time this week to secure the win.

Sacramento State started the night on vault with a 47.750. Belkoff tied for fourth place at 9.750 and Brent was two spots back at 9.700. The team was led by Brent on bars with a 9.675 to finish fifth. However, the Hornets counted multiple falls in the event and finished at 45.775.

The back half of the beam lineup overcame a pair of early miscues to put the team on track for its showing on floor. Brent started the rally with a 9.650. Courtnee Marquez added a career best 9.600 and freshman Shaye Mathias anchored the lineup with a 9.675 to place sixth overall.

Brent continued her hot start to the season with an all-around total of 38.800 which placed her third. Stanford's Kyla Bryant scored 39.175 to claim her second title in five days. Darian Burns of SPU opened her season at 38.850

TEAM SCORES
1. #21 Stanford 194.650
2. Sacramento State 189.950
3. Seattle Pacific 189.825

VAULT
1. Rachael Flam, Stanford, 9.850; T4. Alexis Belkoff 9.750; 6. Jordyn Brent 9.700; 14. Shaye Mathias 9.475; 15. Lauren Schmeiss 9.425; 16. Tara Catour, Destiny Watley 9.400.

BARS
1. Kyla Bryant, Stanford, 9.850; 5. Jordyn Brent 9.825; 7. Destiny Watley 9.525; 8. Alexis Belkoff 9.350; 12. Cydney-Elise Kone 9.075; T17. Courtnee Marquez, Nicole Nebel 8.150.

BEAM
1. Taryn Fitzgerald, Stanford, 9.850; 6. Shaye Mathias 9.675; T7. Jordyn Brent 9.650; T9. Courtnee Marquez 9.600; T11. Lauren Schmeiss 9.550; T14. Kendra Braida 9.250.

FLOOR
T1. Morgan Hoang, Stanford; Darian Burns, Seattle Pacific, 9.875; T5. Alexis Belkoff 9.800; T7. Jordyn Brent 9.775; T10. Carly Pratt 9.725; 13. Lauren Schmeiss 9.675; 14. Destiny Watley 9.650; 18. Tara Catour 8.700.

ALL-AROUND
1. Kyla Bryant, Stanford, 39.175; 2. Jordyn Brent 38.800.