Jan. 26, 2014
Davis, Calif. - The San Jose State University women's gymnastics team earned the seventh-best team score in program history, a 195.400, at UC Davis with Stanford and Utah State on Sunday.
The Spartans (4-8) finished third with a 195.400, the program's seventh-highest team score. No. 12 Stanford won the meet with a 197.275. UC Davis finished second, going 195.875 and Utah State earned a 194.400 for fourth place.
The Spartans opened the quad meet on bars with six solid routines. Cami Guyer scored a team-best 9.775 and Bekah Gher earned a 9.750. Marissa Unpingco, Cassandra Harrison and Rachel Heinl earned 9.675 scores.
Marissa Unpingco got things going for the Spartans in a big way on beam. She lead off the rotation with a career-high 9.875, and set the stage for things to come, as each beam performer earned a 9.625 or higher. Bekah Gher and Cami Guyer scored season-bests, going 9.775 and 9.750 respectively, while Alyssa Kaschak added a 9.675.
But anchor Julia Greer's performance stole the show; she earned a career-high 9.900 for second place in the meet and tied the school's record. The Spartans' 48.975 was the seventh-best beam score in program history.
San Jose State caught fire on floor with five of six gymnasts scoring a 9.750 or higher and earned its best team score on the season on the apparatus. For the third time this season, Greer earned the Spartans' highest score with a 9.875. The performance gave her a tie for the meet's floor title. Harrison's 9.850, a season-best, was the meet's third-best score. Kiley Field also scored a season-high, earning a 9.775. Guyer also scored a 9.775. Alyssa Montalban matched her 2014-best with a 9.750.
The Spartans went 49.025, their highest floor score this season.
In the Spartans' closing rotation on vault, Gher led the team with a 9.850. Montalban, who opened the rotation, scored a 9.775, while Guyer and Gordon added 9.750 scores. Harrison earned a 9.725. The Spartans' 48.850 team score was the eighth-highest in school history.
For the fourth-consecutive meet this season, Guyer placed in the top-3 in the all-around, scoring a 39.050 for third place. Gher earned a 38.450.
Following a bye next week, San Jose State hosts UC Davis for its first meet in the Event Center this season on Friday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
San Jose State University Women's Gymnastics
January 26, 2014
TEAM SCORES - 1, Stanford (STAN), 197.725. 2, UC Davis (UCD), 195.875. 3, San Jose State (SJSU), 195.400. 4, Utah State (USU), 194.400.
VAULT - 1, Tie, Paige Jones (USU) & Nicolette McNair (STAN), 9.925. 3, Tie, Katy Nogaki (UCD), Miranda Kerr (USU) & Danielle McNair (STAN), 9.900. San José State scores - Bekah Gher, 9.850. Alyssa Montalban, 9.775. Cami Guyer and Kiana Gordon, 9.750. Cassandra Harrison, 9.725. Julia Greer, 9.575.
UNEVEN BARS - 1, Samantha Shapiro (STAN), 9.925. 2, Kristina Vaculik (STAN), 9.900. 3, Dani Judal (UCD), 9.875. San José State scores - Cami Guyer, 9.775. Bekah Gher, 9.750. Cassandra Harrison, Rachel Heinl & Marissa Unpingco, 9.675. Alyssa Kaschak, 9.550.
BALANCE BEAM - 1, Amanda Spinner (STAN), 9.975. 2, Shona Morgan (STAN), 9.950. 3, Tie, Julia Greer (SJSU), Dani Judal (UCD), Nicolette McNair (STAN) & Kristina Vaculik (STAN), 9.900. San José State scores - Marissa Unpingco, 9.875. Bekah Gher, 9.775. Cami Guyer, 9.750. Alyssa Kaschak, 9.675. Kiley Field, 9.625.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1, Tie, Julia Greer, SJSU & Pauline Hanset (STAN), 9.875. 3, Cassandra Harrison (SJSU), 9.850. San José State scores - Kiley Field & Cami Guyer, 9.775. Alyssa Montalban, 9.750. Bekah Gher, 9.075.