Gymnastics Tripped Up By Hamline 176.050-173.575

Posted on February 2nd, 2007 by

Senior Brittany Moore strikes a pose on the floor exercise. Moore won the vault with a 9.225.

Senior Brittany Moore strikes a pose on the floor exercise. Moore won the vault with a 9.225.


Kelsie Droogsma finished fourth on both the floor exercise (9.000) and the balance beam (8.450).

Kelsie Droogsma finished fourth on both the floor exercise (9.000) and the balance beam (8.450).


Kathleen Ozbun scored an 8.125 on the uneven bars and finished second on the vault with a 9.175.

Kathleen Ozbun scored an 8.125 on the uneven bars and finished second on the vault with a 9.175.

The Gustavus Adolphus gymnastics team closed out its home schedule Friday night with a 176.050-173.575 dual loss to Hamline at the Sponberg Gymnastics Studio. Gustavus senior Brittany Moore (Plymouth, Minn./St. Louis Park)took top honors on the vault with a 9.225.

Gustavus took the top two spots on the vault, but Hamline fared better as a team in the event, posting four scores of 9.025 or better. Moore (9.225) took top individual honors, while fellow senior Kathleen Ozbun (Sr., St. Cloud, Minn./Cathedral) finished second with a 9.175. Emily Pickford (So., Minnetonka, Minn./Perpich Center for Arts Education) added an 8.825, while Jessica Dolan (So., Milroy, Minn./Marshall) posted an 8.700. Also, Aryn Bell (So., Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) scored an 8.150 and Christina Sorenson (FY, Worthington, Minn./Worthington) scored a 7.400 for the Gusties.

Kayla Sirmans of Hamline scored a 9.325 on the uneven bars to take top individual honors, followed by teammate Katie Davis (9.025). Laura Hansen (So., Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley) was the top Gustie with a third-place 9.000 with Christine Askham (So., Arvada, Colo./West) adding an 8.900 for fifth place. Laurel Urquhart (FY, Great Falls, Mont./Great Falls) scored an 8.675 and Audrey Schenewerk (Sr., Lawrence, Kan./Baldwin) posted an 8.375, while Pickford (8.425) and Ozbun (8.125) rounded out the Gustavus bars lineup.

Both teams had their struggles on the balance beam, but Hamline’s Brynn Stenslie posted a 9.250 to walk away with the top mark on the apparatus. Stenslie was followed by three Gusties as Nicole Gergen (Sr., Hastings, Minn./Hastings) finished second with an 8.650, Hansen was third with an 8.475, and Kelsie Droogsma (Jr., Elk River, Minn./Elk River) was fourth with an 8.450. Also recording scores for the Gusties were Jaime Tsurusaki (So., Apple Valley, Minn./Eastview) with an 8.050, Pickford with an 8.000, and Urquhart with a 7.850.

Hamline’s Kristen Weniger captured the top score on the floor exercise with a 9.275, leading three Pipers with scores 9.000 or above. Gergen was the top Gustie finisher with a third-place mark of 9.175. Droogsma (9.000) and Moore (8.875) followed for Gustavus in fourth and fifth, while Jennifer Berglund (So., Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) placed sixth with an 8.800. Dolan added an 8.650 and Stephanie Lovik (Sr., Rochester, Minn./Century) an 8.175 to round out the Gusties effort on the event.

Hamline improves to 2-1 in duals with the win, while Gustavus drops to 1-2. Both teams will take part in next Saturday’s Best of Minnesota meet at the University of Minnesota.

 

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