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.