Now that all the Big 10 matches are over and the regular season title has been decided, the Big 10 teams will have several non-conference matchups. First up for Minnesota is Pittsburgh!
Pitt currently ranks 38th, two spots outside the regionals cutoff, and still has a few more low scores to drop to improve its NQS. This matchup with the 11th ranked team will be a great opportunity to get a big number. The Panthers have broken 195 twice in a row now, and will want to continue to build on that momentum.
Minnesota is coming off its 5th straight 196+ score at Elevate the Stage, so it will be looking to keep that streak going in order to guarantee a good seed at regionals.
Quaglia (Minn) – y full with a step back. Almost missed the table!
Bochenek (Pitt) – good on gienger, little leg sep on bail, stuck dismount
Sonier (Minn) – stuck y full, little bit piked
Miller (Pitt) – falls on pike jaeger, looks like her hand slipped because it was good in the air, small hop on dismount
Sales (Minn) – y full with a small slide back
Brechwald (Pitt) – falls on jaeger. Bummer because that would have been a good score, good bail, small step on dismount
Williams (Minn) – huge y full, almost stuck but a small shuffle
Dugan (Pitt) – good gienger, great on bail, large step on dismount
Ramler (Minn) – almost stuck y 1.5, small shuffle.
Brett (Pitt) – huge gienger, and goes over on bail, sticks double layout to finish.
Loper (Minn) – y 1.5 with a hop forward
Commentators are looking at the wrong lineups for Pitt, so ignore everything they say
Collins (Pitt) – great bail, nice on tkatchev, small hop on dismount.
After 1: Minnesota 49.300, Pittsburgh 47.075
Already not going to be a road score that Pitt can count towards NQS, but hopefully it can finish strong! Minnesota with a great vault rotation!
Spivey (Pitt) – y full with a hop back
Quaglia (Minn) – god piked jaeger, stuck dismount!
Miller (Pitt) – y full with a small hop
Willmarth (Minn) – little close on tkatchev, stuck dismount!
Herbine (Pitt) – y half with a large step
Loper (Minn) – good shaposh to pak, small hop on dismount
Brechwald (Pitt) – y full with a hop back
Sales (Minn) – good bail, great khorkina, stuck dismount!
Bochenek (Pitt) – y full with a large step back
Ramler (Minn) – great shaposh, beautiful shaposh 1/2, smallest shuffle on dismount.
Petrikis (Pitt) – y full with a bounce back
Lu (Minn) – great shaposh to pak, stuck dismount!
After 2: Minnesota 98.775, Pitt 95.900
Minnesota on pace for a 197 with that great bars rotation! Pitt bounced back well from a rough outing on bars. Onto the next rotation!
Sonier (Minn) – good on acro series with slight wobble, good on standing LOSO, small hop on dismount
Ceccarini (Pitt) – well that’s fun, pole was blocking first pass, but commentators said it was a nice double back, almost fell on second pass but saves it!
Loper (Minn) – great acro series, good on full turn, great front toss, leaps are solid, small hop on dismount
Herbine (Pitt) – some issues with music, but now we’re going. huge double tuck to open, great on leaps, front lay to front tuck full is good but I bet that last one was supposed to be layed out
Lu (Minn) – wobble on acro series, slight wobble on switch half, good side somi, small step on dismount
Bochenek (Pitt) – great rudi to open, huge double pike, great 1.5 to front lay to close. Great routine!
Korlin-Downs (Minn) – good acro series to start, leaps are good, big step on dismount
Miller (Pitt) – good double pike to open, great double back, great leap series, good front lay to front full
Sales (Minn) – good triple series to start, small hop on dismount
Petrikis (Pitt) – great double pike to open, little off on front lay front full but saves it, and a nice double back to close
Ramler (Minn) – great acro series to start, beautiful front aerial to wolf jump, nice ring jump! stuck dismount!
Spivey (Pitt) – great 2.5 to punch front, beautiful leaps, good double back, little off on rudi but pulls it off
Higgins (Minn) – exh – solid acro series, nice switch side! small hop on dismount
After 3: Minnesota 148.100, Pitt 144.500
Great beam rotation for Minnesota! Just needs a 48.900 on floor to hit 197. Not the best floor rotation from Pitt, but there were some nice routines in there. Glad to see Miller back!
Brechwald (Pitt) – great acro series to start, leap series is good, little off on front toss but pulls it off, stuck gainer pike!
Higgins (Minn) – good opening pass (stream froze so I missed what it was), 1.5 to front pike is solid, and a great rudi to close!
Robatin (Pitt) – slight wobble on full turn, good acro series, front toss to scale was great! step on dismount
Sonier (Minn) – great double pike to open, beautiful leaps, great rudi, great 1.5 to front lay to close
Herbine (Pitt) – wobble on acro series but saves it, good on leaps, great punch front, small step on dismount
Ung (Minn) – good double pike to open, great leap series, falls on second pass, little off on rudi but saves it
Miller (Pitt) – great acro series, solid front aerial, stuck dismount!
Loper (Minn) – great layout to rudi to open, 1.5 to front lay is great! and a great rudi to close
Ceccarini (Pitt) – great acro series, good leap series, good on kickover front, stuck gainer pike!
Ramler (Minn) – great double pike to open, beautiful leaps! great rudi, great 1.5 to double back to close
West (Pitt) – slight wobble on leap series, great acro series, switch 3/4 is awesome! small step on dismount
Williams (Minn) – huge front double full to open, great on leaps, great 1.5 to front lay! and a great rudi to close!
Final: Minnesota 197.500, Pitt 193.400.
Season high for Minnesota by a lot! Those last three floors were great after the fall. Pitt closed out with a strong beam rotation. Great resilience after a rough first rotation.
Live blog by Mary Emma Burton
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