LOGAN -- Utah State's women's gymnastics team recorded its third victory over Southern Utah University this year by a final score of 194.275-193.475 at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Saturday night.
USU is now 11-1 on the year, and 26-3 all-time versus the Thunderbirds. The Aggies opened the meet with a 48.475 on vault, followed by a season-high 49.300 on bars, which is the second highest score in school history. However, USU would once again stumble on beam, scoring only a 47.800 on the evening, followed by a 48.700 on floor."I don't understand what is happening on beam," commented Aggie head coach Ray Corn. "Once again, I thought our vault and bar routines were outstanding, and I was very pleased with our performance on the floor. We are just becoming too tentative on beam and losing are focus. We know have four days to practice before the Alabama meet and we need to get that edge back for that meet."
Individually for Utah State, junior Jessica Porter (Reno, Nev.) won the all-around with a career-high 39.200. Porter had scores of 9.7 on vault, 9.875 on bars, 9.8 on beam, and 9.825 on the floor. Sophomore Jessenia Abrego (Las Vegas) won the vault with a 9.750, while freshman Kirra Degener (Kaysville) tied for first on the beam with a 9.85, with Porter winning the floor, and senior Amber Jamison (San Diego, Calif.) winning the bars with a career-high 9.900.
Utah State will return to action next Saturday when it hosts Alabama in the Spectrum beginning at 7 p.m. Alabama is currently ranked second in the country.