Gymnastics Scores a 192.875 in Home Meet
Jan. 29, 2005
Raleigh, N.C. - The NC State gymnastics team came away with a team score of 192.875 in its second home meet of the season Saturday night at Reynolds Coliseum. NC State had strong performances on floor, vault and bars, but had to count two falls on beam. William & Mary was second with a team score of 184.725 and James Madison was third with a 183.300.
The Wolfpack started the meet off strong with a team score of 48.450 on vault. Sophomore Rachel Katz won her second vault title this year with a score of 9.875. Junior Kylah Bachman notched a second place finish with a 9.775, while freshman Laurie Singer took fifth with her 9.65. A trio of NC State gymnasts all scored a 9.575 - senior Andrea Petrocelli and freshmen Leigha Hancock and Heather Zolton.
NC State then moved over to bars, and almost matched its vault score with a 48.375. Zolton led NC State with her score of 9.8 for her first career title. Bachman finished second with a 9.75, while sophomore Amanda Jones was fourth with a 9.7. Katz finished with a 9.675 for fifth, while Petrocelli rounded out the scoring with her 9.45.
Up on beam, the Pack had to count two falls and came away with a team score of 47.325. Senior Cori Goldstein notched NC State's top score with her 9.75 for first place. Petrocelli was close behind with a 9.725 for second, and Jones was third with her 9.675. Rounding out the scoring for NC State on beam was Hancock with a 9.1 and senior Jennifer Gray with a 9.075.
NC State finished the meet strong, scoring a 48.725 on floor for its highest team score of the night. Goldstein won her second floor title of the night with a score of 9.875. Bachman and Katz each scored a 9.725 and tied for second place. The freshmen duo of Hancock and Zolton rounded out the scoring with their scores of 9.7.
The NC State gymnastics team will travel to North Carolina next weekend to compete in the Governor's Cup along with UNC, Maryland and Towson. The Pack will return to Reynolds Coliseum Friday, Feburuary 11, for the annual Hearts Invitational to compete against George Washington, Iowa and William & Mary.
Team Standings: 1) NC State, 192.875; 2) William & Mary, 184.725; 3) James Madison, 183.300.
All-Around: 1) Kylah Bachman, 37.950.