Women's Gymnastics

No. 9 Broncos Take Care of Business at SUU

Jan. 26, 2018

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CEDAR CITY, Utah â€" The No. 9-ranked Broncos battled back from a slow start to defeat host Southern Utah, 195.475 to 193.475 on Friday evening at America First Events Center.

On the meet, co-head coach Tina Bird said, "I am really proud of how the team battled back from an uncharacteristic bar rotation to get the win. It's nice to have that first away meet under our belt."

Junior Shani Remme won the all-around with a score of 39.500, along with winning the uneven bars individual crown with a score of 9.875, balance beam with a score of 9.900 and floor exercise with a personal-best score of 9.925.

The Broncos (5-0, 2-0 MRGC) had two uncharacteristic falls on bars, their first rotation of the day, therefore forcing them to count a fall in their event total. Remme led the way on the event with a 9.875, and sophomore Courtney McGregor was next with a 9.850. However, both senior Sandra Collantes and sophomore Maddi Nilson both suffered uncharacteristic falls on the event, and Nilson's 9.250 was forced to count in the team's score of 48.425.

After the first rotation the Broncos trailed the Thunderbirds, 48.425, after SUU scored a 48.925 on vault to open up the meet.

The Broncos gained back some ground on their second event, vault. Freshman Rachel Obmann made her collegiate debut with an outstanding vault, earning a 9.850, tying for first on the event. Senior Mary Frances Bir also collected a 9.850 on the event. The Broncos scored as a team a 49.050 on the event as they tried to make up ground on the Thunderbirds. After their second rotation on bars, the Broncos trailed 97.825 to 97.475.

The Broncos made their move on floor exercise, putting together a team score of 49.050, led by Remme's 9.925, a new career high. The Thunderbirds faltered on beam with multiple falls, and the Broncos took a lead into the final rotation, 146.525 to 144.800.

On beam the Broncos were solid, led by Remme's 9.900 to put together a team score of 48.950, holding onto a lead of about two points to sweep the Thunderbirds in dual meet competition this year.

The Broncos will remain on the road next week, visiting Utah State on Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. MT.

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