Gymcats upset by ASU
No. 17 Arizona gymnastics fell in Tempe, Ariz. on Saturday to rival No. 22 ASU 195.350-196.125.
“We’re disappointed in how we started,” head coach Bill Ryden said in a press release. “We dug ourselves a hole that we couldn’t get out of. That pretty much sums it up.”
Arizona started on bars with a new lineup, where it recorded a score of 48.550. Freshman Selynna Felix-Terrazas had the highest score for the Gymcats, a 9.800, followed by junior Allison Flores with a 9.775, freshman Gabby Laub with a 9.750 and freshman Krysten Howard with a 9.650. Senior Ali Stakem added a score of 9.575.
“We had to make some switches on bars,” Ryden said. “We had a brand new bar lineup as well as have people make some errors that they don’t normally have.”
Allie Flores scored a 9.775 at ASU on the floor during the women’s gymnastics fall to ASU Sun Devils, 196.125-195.350, in the annual Territorial Cup meet on Saturday.
Arizona then moved to vault, where it finished with a score of 48.850. Sophomore Shelby Edwards had a score of 9.850, which earned her a second place victory. Junior Kristin Klarenbach followed with a 9.800, then Flores with a 9.775, senior Shana Sangston with a 9.725 and Felix-Terrazas with 9.700. After the second rotation, ASU led by a score of 98.275-97.400.
On the floor, all the Gymcats’ scores that counted were 9.700 or higher, for a total score of 48.950. Klarenbach took a first-place tie with her score of 9.850, and junior Amber Wobma took home third place with a score of 9.825. Felix-Terrazas and Flores added twin scores of 9.775, followed by Sangston with 9.725.
In their final event, Arizona put up a strong 49.000 on balance beam, but it was not enough to come back and defeat the Gym Devils. Sangston earned a second place finish with her score of 9.825. Sophomore Lexi Mills, sophomore Jessie Sisler and Wobma all added scores of 9.800 for a third-place tie. Flores added a score of 9.775.
Flores was the only all-around competitor on the night. She took home the title with a score of 39.100.
After being on the road for the last three meets, the Gymcats will return to Tucson for a three-meet home stand. The first competition will be against No. 9 UCLA on Saturday in McKale Center.
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