Gymnastics Scores 178.750 In Loss To UW-Whitewater, Kopp Posts Three Career Highs

Posted on February 6th, 2016 by

Alex Kopp posted career highs on bars, beam, and in the all-around.

Alex Kopp posted career highs on bars, beam, and in the all-around.

COMPLETE RESULTS

WHITEWATER, Wis. – The Gustavus gymnastics team dropped a WIAC dual meet 189.100-178.750 to UW-Whitewater on Saturday evening. The loss moves the Gusties to 1-3 in dual meets, while the Warhawks improve to 2-1.

“Overall I’m happy with today’s results,” Head Coach Aryn Bell said. “We had some bumps along the way and they pulled together and finished strong for our third highest team score of the year. We had to count falls we don’t normally have, but they did a good job moving on the each event. For that I am extremely proud of all of them.”

Gustavus posted scores of 45.625 on vault, 44.700 on beam, 44.400 on floor, and 44.025 on bars. Alex Kopp (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) took second in the all-around with a career-high total of 37.425. Kopp also recorded a career-high on the bars at 9.125, and tied a career-best on the beam with a 9.525.

“Alex had another great meet. She is becoming increasingly consistent each week,” Bell said.

On the vault, Kopp posted the best team score at 9.400, while Amanda Malo (Fy., Greenwood, Minn.) and Emily Anderson (So., Mendota Heights, Minn.) also went over nine at 9.400 and 9.025, respectively. Kopp was the only Gustie to go over nine on the bars and Malo was second on the squad with a 8.975. Samantha Ardy (Fy., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) joined Kopp as the only Gusties to go over nine on the beam with a score of 9.100. And on the floor, Lauren Kershner (Jr., Marine, Ill.) was second in line for the Black and Gold with an 8.950.

Malo took fourth in the all-around with a total of 35.125, while Kershner was next in line at 32.600. Courtney Pickett of UW-Whitewater won the all-around with a score of 38.100.

“Jess Niedermayer had an entirely new beam routine today and she performed it well,” Bell said. “Sam Ardy hit her routine on beam right after. Those two routines were really important for the line up to have those solid performances in the middle of the rotation. Vault was consistent. It was a tough judging day, but they performed well. Now we have to get back in the gym, make the necessary corrections and look toward our next stretch of meets. This weekend will be a big test for us with a double meet weekend Friday and Sunday.”

Gustavus returns to the gym next Friday at UW-La Crosse.

 

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