BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's gymnastics team hosted Western Athletic Conference rival Utah State in a Sunday matinee' (Feb. 27) winning the duel with a score of 195.475-192.650. Boise State's Amy Glass, Hailey Gaspar and Lindsay Kazandjian captured event wins to lead the Broncos to their ninth win of the season. The Broncos are now 9-3 on the season and 3-0 in the WAC.
Boise State led the meet on all four events as a team, scoring a season-best team total of 49.30 on vault. The mark also ties the fifth-best team vault score in school history. Boise state won as a team on bars with a total of 48.750, while scoring a 48.40 on beam and a 49.025 on floor.
Utah State scored a 47.925 on vault as a team, as well as 48.425 on bars, 48.20 on beam and 48.10 on floor.
"Our girls were really focused tonight," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "The girls had the best vault we have had all season and we are definitely poised to keep improving and reach our goal of qualifying to NCAA Nationals this year."
Tying the school record for all-around wins in a season Glass earned the all-around title with a score of 38.70, her seventh win this season (12th-career). She now moves to a tie for the school record (7) in season wins in the all-around, sharing the spot with Julie Wagner (1994), while also moving to a tie for No. 2 in all-around wins (12).
Gaspar piloted the season-leading vault line-up while earning her second win of the season vault. She tied her career-best score of 9.950 which also ties for the fifth-best score in school history. Glass captured a second-place finish on vault, scoring a season-best of 9.90 while Brittany Potvin-Green tied her career-best of 9.875 to place third. Amanda Otuafi had a career-day scoring a lifetime-best of 9.850, snagging a fourth-place finish while Bekah Gher entered the line-up for the first time this season, scoring a career-best of 9.725. Redmon rounded out the line-up with a 9.625 score and an eighth-place finish.
In their second meeting in as many weeks, Utah State was able to hold the upper hand on bars each time. USU's Nicole Simoneau, who won bars in Logan, Utah, against Boise State on Feb. 18, captured Sunday afternoon's bars title as well, scoring a 9.80.
Boise State's Kazandjian and Redmon tied for a second-place finish, scoring 9.775 each, while Glass placed fourth with a 9.750. Katie Tuller and Gher both earned 9.725 scores, tying for fifth while Brittany Potvin-Green scored a 9.20 to place 12th.
Kazandjian led the Broncos on beam, earning her first win of the season earning a 9.825 season-best score. The win also marked her sixth-career victory on the event, moving her to a tie for No. 8 on the all-time career beam wins list at Boise State. Gher and Kelsey Lang each recorded scores of 9.775, good for a second-place tie, while Gaspar recorded a 9.675 to tie with three Aggies for fourth-place. Lacee Lange earned a 9.350, placing 10th, while Glass scored a 9.150 to place 11th and round out the line-up.
Glass captured her first career win on floor Sunday afternoon after recording a career-best score of 9.90. She led a first through sixth-place sweep with Redmon placing second (9.850) and Gaspar in third (9.775). Kelsey Lang and Kazandjian tied for fourth with scores of 9.750, while Kelsey Black earned a 9.725 to place sixth.
The Broncos continue their season on Friday (March 4) when they host Southern Utah University in their final home meet of the season. The competition will also include a "Senior Night" presentation and a "Parent's Night" presentation. Meet time is at 7 p.m. (Mountain) at Taco Bell Arena.