Redhawks Sweep Winona State
Jan. 27, 2006
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Friday, January 27, 2006) After a disappointing loss to Midwest Independent Conference rival Illinois State last weekend the Redhawks gymnastics team bounced back with a dominating performance against Winona State in Houck Field House Friday evening. The Redhawks swept all four events enroute to a 190.825-180.150 victory. The point total for the Redhawks is a season-high.
The Redhawks (2-2, 0-1 MIC) recorded three season-highs as they gained control early against the overmatched Warriors (3-3, 3-0 WIAC).
The Redhawks swept the first five places on the vault as they recorded a season-high 48.000. Sandra Blake (Tri-Cities, Wash./Mid-Columbia) the first of her two individual titles on the night with a season-high score of 9.725. Starlyn Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla./First City) finished second with a score of 9.675 followed by Brystol Powelski (Franklin, Wis./ Salto Gymnastics) in third with a season-high score of 9.575. Allison Ezell (Kansas City, Kan./ Alpha Omega) and Danyelle Aber (Gurnee, Ill./ Ultimate Gymnastics) finished fourth and fifth respectively.
On the uneven bars the Redhawks again recorded another season-high with a team score of 47.875. Freshman Maureen Grimaldi (Kansas City, Mo./Eagles) won her first individual title, tying her season-high with a score of 9.800. The Redhawks would claim the top-four spots with Blake (9.750), Ezell (9.625) and Aber (9.600) finishing second-fourth. Aber's score set a new career-high.
Grimaldi made it two titles in a row, winning the beam title with a season-high 9.725. Ezell finished second with a season-high 9.700. Blake finished third with a score of 9.625. Aber finished fifth with another career-high score of 9.575. The Redhawks finished with a team score of 48.175 also setting a team season-high.
Blake won the floor exercise with a score of 9.600 followed by Powelski with a score of 9.500. Grimaldi finished fourth with a season-high score of 9.325 as the Redhawks scored 46.775.
Blake completed her outstanding night by winning her second-straight all-around title of the year with a season-high score of 38.700. Ezell finished second with a score of 38.025.
The win by the Redhawks extended their home dual winning streak to three dating back to last season.
The Redhawks look to make if four-straight home victories when they host MIC rival Texas Woman's University on Saturday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. in Houck Field House.