Wallace, Spartans Victorious At Sacramento State

SacramentoFreshman Thomasina Wallace won the all-around and two events to help the 28th-ranked San Jose State women’s gymnastics team to a 194.000-193.700 win at Sacramento State Sunday afternoon.

Wallace won the all-around with a season-best 39.225, tying for the seventh-highest all-around score in school history.  Ranked 23rd on the bars nationally, she matched her season-best on bars with a 9.900 to win the apparatus.  Wallace also scored a season-high 9.875 to win the floor.  On vault, she tied for second with a 9.775 and added a 9.675 on beam.

“Thomi was awesome for us tonight,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright.  “She had a great meet and was solid on all four events.”

San Jose State led after each rotation, but the Spartans day was not without falls.  Usually the strongest event for the Spartans who are 17th in the country on the bars, the team scored a 48.350.  Wallace led the team with her 9.900 to finish the six performances.  Tiffany Louie, performing for only the third time this season on bars, scored her season-high of 9.775.  Alise Blackwell added a 9.750, followed Veronica Porte with a 9.675.  Katie Merritt scored a 9.250, while Jessica Khoshnood fell twice and scored an 8.475.  The Spartans led after the first rotation 48.350-48.275.

The Spartans then rotated to vault where the team is ranked 25th nationally.  Porte and Wallace tied for second on the vault as each scored a 9.775.  Lily Swann added a 9.750, while Katie Merritt received a 9.700.  Blackwell scored a 9.675, while Shanice Howard had a 9.600.  San Jose State continued to lead after two rotations 97.025-96.900.

On the floor, San Jose State tied its season-best with a 49.000.  Wallace won the event with a 9.875, while Porte, who is tied for 20th nationally, received a 9.850.  Gabrielle Targosz and Katie Valleau each scored a 9.775, while Khoshnood scored a 9.725.  Howard rounded out the scoring with a 9.600.  The Spartans continued to hold the lead after three rotations at 146.025-145.175.

The fourth rotation really decided the meet as the Hornets closed the gap on the Spartans who performed on the beam.  Freshman Aubrey Lee was the team’s top competitor with a 9.775, followed by Porte with a 9.700, Wallace at 9.675 and Blackwell at 9.650.  Kelli Fournier scored a 9.175, and Merritt fell twice to receive an 8.625.

San Jose State has now scored a 194.000 or better in each of the past three meets.  The 194.000 ranks as the 20th best score in school history.

“We did really well as a team today,” said Wright.  “This meet was huge for us, even with the scores we had to count.  Our floor team was unbelievable today with the scores they posted.  We still have a lot of good gymnastics to do this season and have not done our best yet.”

The Spartans improve to 7-1 overall and 3-1 against Western Athletic Conference competition.  The team travels to Brigham Young this Friday, February 20, to face the Cougars, Utah State and Boise State at 7 p.m. MST.

Team Standings

 

Place

 Team

Score 

1

 San Jose State

194.000 

2

 Sacramento State

193.700 

 


Sacramento State

 

Head Coach:  Kim Hughes

 

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Amber Basgall

9.600 

9.225 

 

 

 

 Amanda Blauvelt

 

9.775 

 

 

 

 Marina Borisova

9.175 

9.850 

9.850 

9.825 

38.700 

 Cayla Boyce

9.575 

9.675 

9.675 

9.750 

38.675 

 Alycia Chan

9.800 

 

 

9.550 

 

 Lauren Dyson

 

9.725 

 

 

 

 Jasmine Lipka

 

 

 

9.725 

 

 Lauren Mizuno

 

9.600 

 

 

 

 Lizzy Norvell

 

 

9.075 

 

 

 Eryn Stubblefield

9.550 

 

9.700 

9.475 

 

 Traci Takeda

9.750 

 

9.775 

 

 

 Lissa Zamolo

 

 

9.275 

9.675 

 

 Team Totals

48.275 

48.625 

48.275 

48.525 

193.700 

 


San Jose State

Head Coach:  Wayne Wright

 

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Alise Blackwell

9.675 

9.750 

9.650 

 

 

 Kelli Fournier

 

 

9.175 

 

 

 Shanice Howard

9.600 

 

 

9.600 

 

 Jessica Khoshnood

 

8.475 

 

9.725 

 

 Aubrey Lee

 

 

9.775 

 

 

 Tiffany Louie

 

9.775 

 

 

 

 Katie Merritt

9.700 

9.250 

8.625 

 

 

 Veronica Porte

9.775 

9.675 

9.700 

9.850 

39.000 

 Lily Swann

9.750 

 

 

 

 

 Gabrielle Targosz

 

 

 

9.775 

 

 Katie Valleau

 

 

 

9.775 

 

 Thomasina Wallace

9.775 

9.900 

9.675 

9.875 

39.225 

 Team Totals

48.675 

48.350 

47.975 

49.000 

194.000 

 


 

 

Vault Results

 

 

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Alycia Chan

 Sacramento State

9.800 

2

 Thomasina Wallace

 San Jose State

9.775 

2

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.775 

4

 Traci Takeda

 Sacramento State

9.750 

4

 Lily Swann

 San Jose State

9.750 

6

 Katie Merritt

 San Jose State

9.700 

7

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.675 

8

 Amber Basgall

 Sacramento State

9.600 

8

 Shanice Howard

 San Jose State

9.600 

10

 Cayla Boyce

 Sacramento State

9.575 

11

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.550 

12

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.175 

 

 


 

Uneven Parallel Bars Results

 

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Thomasina Wallace

 San Jose State

9.900 

2

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.850 

3

 Amanda Blauvelt

 Sacramento State

9.775 

3

 Tiffany Louie

 San Jose State

9.775 

5

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.750 

6

 Lauren Dyson

 Sacramento State

9.725 

7

 Cayla Boyce

 Sacramento State

9.675 

7

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.675 

9

 Lauren Mizuno

 Sacramento State

9.600 

10

 Katie Merritt

 San Jose State

9.250 

11

 Amber Basgall

 Sacramento State

9.225 

12

 Jessica Khoshnood

 San Jose State

8.475 

 

 


 

Balance Beam Results

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.850 

2

 Traci Takeda

 Sacramento State

9.775 

2

 Aubrey Lee

 San Jose State

9.775 

4

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.700 

4

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.700 

6

 Cayla Boyce

 Sacramento State

9.675 

6

 Thomasina Wallace

 San Jose State

9.675 

8

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.650 

9

 Lissa Zamolo

 Sacramento State

9.275 

10

 Kelli Fournier

 San Jose State

9.175 

11

 Lizzy Norvell

 Sacramento State

9.075 

12

 Katie Merritt

 San Jose State

8.625 

 


 

Floor Exercise Results

 

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Thomasina Wallace

 San Jose State

9.875 

2

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.850 

3

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.825 

4

 Gabrielle Targosz

 San Jose State

9.775 

4

 Katie Valleau

 San Jose State

9.775 

6

 Cayla Boyce

 Sacramento State

9.750 

7

 Jasmine Lipka

 Sacramento State

9.725 

7

 Jessica Khoshnood

 San Jose State

9.725 

9

 Lissa Zamolo

 Sacramento State

9.675 

10

 Shanice Howard

 San Jose State

9.600 

11

 Alycia Chan

 Sacramento State

9.550 

12

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.475 

 

 


 

All Around Results

 

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Thomasina Wallace

 San Jose State

39.225 

2

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

39.000 

3

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

38.700 

4

 Cayla Boyce

 Sacramento State

38.675