San Jose, Calif. - San Jose State's performance in its third meet against Sacramento State in four weeks improved as the night went on in the non-conference meet, and the Spartans beat the Hornets 193.575 - 193.050.
San Jose State had a disappointing start to its evening, with its opening rotation on vault earning a 47.525.
But it was the second-consecutive meet that the bars team led the Spartans, and their showing closed the gap between the teams' scores. Each gymnast scored above a 9.700, providing San Jose State with the eighth-best bars score in school history (48.850). After the rotation, Sacramento State led the hornets by just .475 point.
The Spartans continued to provide the Event Center crowd of 908 with quality performances during their next rotation on beam. In her first showing in the event, Bekah Gher led the team with a 9.650, a score matched by Tauny Shearer. The other three gymnasts scored either a 9.650 or 9.700 for San Jose State's second-highest beam score of the season, a 48.550.
Seniors Victoria Lark and Alyssa Telles-Nolan kicked off their team's rotation on floor in style, each earning a career-high 9.775. Kiley Field earned a career-high of her own, with a 9.725, which Cassandra Harrison matched. The team earned a season-high 48.650.
San Jose State travels to Denver for a Western Athletic Conference meet against the Pioneers, Air Force, and North Carolina State next Saturday, February 2.