Feb. 19, 2016
BOISE, Idaho - The No. 9 Broncos used their second-highest uneven bars score (49.525) in school history to coast to the 196.300 - 194.675 win over Ohio State Friday night at Taco Bell Arena. The win maintains Boise State's (8-0, 3-0 MRGC) perfect record, and moves them to within three wins of tying the program's best start in school history - 11-0 in 1988.
"What a fantastic night for our bars team," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "They were unstoppable from top to bottom, and that helped make up for some mistakes we had on the other events."
Krystine Jacobsen had the routine of the night with a 9.975 on uneven bars to earn the event title and tie for the best individual bars score in school history. Maddie Krentz and Sandra Collantes tied for the win on floor with 9.925s, and Shani Remme won on balance beam after earning a 9.85.
"It's humbling," Jacobsen said of her score on uneven bars. "I try to go out every week and put in the practice, and think about the corrections that the coaches give me throughout. It's exciting to see the hard work pay off."
Boise State's win gives them their third-straight win over the Buckeyes in their all-time series. The 196.300 also improves the Broncos' season average to 196.225.
"It was awesome to be home and be in front of our Bronco fans," said co-head coach Neil Resnick.
The victory got off to a slow start, as the Blue and Orange started on vault and came away with a 48.850. Mackenzie Bennion performed well and earned a 9.825 to lead the team on the event. Ann Stockwell and Krentz both earned 9.8s, Mary Frances Bir chipped in a 9.75 and Paige Urquhart contributed the last score with a 9.675.
It didn't take long for the home team to bounce back, as the Broncos moved to the uneven bars next and quickly made amends for the first rotation. Krentz kicked things off with a 9.875 and Remme followed with a 9.85. Diana Mejia then tied a career-high score on the apparatus with a 9.925. Collantes posted a 9.85, and Ann Stockwell tallied a career high with a 9.9, setting the stage for Jacobsen. The Virginia Beach, Va., native brought the crowd of 1,610 in Taco Bell Arena to their feet when she stuck her dismount for the 9.975.
After two rotations, the Broncos led Ohio State 98.375 - 97.625.
Boise State went to balance beam in the third rotation and posted a 48.800. Remme's 9.85 was tops on the evening, and Urquhart was close behind with a 9.825. Sarah Means recorded a solid 9.775, Jacobsen notched a 9.75 and Collantes closed out the score with a 9.6.
The final rotation, floor, had Boise State end the night on a high note with a 49.125. Krentz and Collantes led the way with their 9.925's, and Remme earned her third 9.85 of the night to have the third counting score. Urquhart came away with a 9.8 and Jacobsen rounded out the evening with a 9.625.
Boise State has now scored over 196 in five-straight meets. The Broncos will face MRGC opponent Utah State next Friday, Feb. 26 in Logan, Utah at 7 p.m. (MT).