Feb. 14, 2014
Sacramento, Calif. - The San José State University women's gymnastics team garnered the third-best team score in school history, a 195.725, and earned the fourth-highest score in two events at Sacramento State with California on Friday.
California finished with a meet-best 196.725 and Sacramento State scored a 194.900.
The Spartans began the meet with one of their most exciting rotations of the season, with five of six gymnasts sticking their landings. Every bars competitor earned a 9.750 or higher, leading to the fourth-highest team score in program history, a 49.100. Bekah Gher and Marissa Unpingco earned team-high 9.850 scores for second place in the meet, which were career-bests for both. Alyssa Kaschak also earned a career-high score with her 9.825. Cami Guyer scored a 9.800, while Cassandra Harrison and Rachel Heinl added a 9.775 and 9.750, respectively.
The second rotation of the night, on beam, showed solid and consistent performances. Gher, who earned a season-high 9.850 last week in the Event Center, maintained her momentum with a team-best 9.800. Harrison scored a season-high 9.775, which was matched by Julia Greer. Guyer and Kaschak both performed 9.650 routines, and Unpingco earned a 9.550 for a 48.650 score.
San José State excelled on floor, the third rotation. Harrison regained her form from 2013, when she earned five 9.900-or-higher scores. She performed a 9.900 routine that was high enough for second place. The Spartans' top floor performer, Greer scored a 9.825. Guyer earned a 9.800, while Gher scored a 2014-best 9.775. Jasmine Holmes also earned a season-best score, going 9.725, and Montalban added a 9.700. The Spartans' 49.025 matched their season-high score in the event, earned at the UC Davis quadrangle meet on January 26.
The Spartans ended the night in heart-pumping fashion, earning the fourth-highest vault score in program history, a 48.950. The team was led by seniors Harrison (9.850) and Gher (9.825). Kiana Gordon added a 9.800, Montalban went 9.750 and Greer scored a season-high 9.725. Guyer rounded out the rotation with a 9.700.
In the all-around, Harrison placed second with a 39.300, the highest score earned by a Spartan since Thomasina Wallace's 39.400 on March 24, 2012. Gher compiled a season-high 39.250 and Guyer scored a 38.950.
San José State travels to Boise State on Friday, February 21, for a 7:00 p.m. (MT) dual meet.