The DIIIsmount: Week 11

It was an eventful week in Division II/USAG action, with Lindenwood pulling away from the pack with yet another 195+ mark. West Chester also had a great week, with a season high in the team total as well as on two events; Southern Connecticut set another program record and Seattle Pacific scored its fourth straight 192+.

Division leaders Lindenwood and Texas Woman’s will face off at the MIC championship Friday evening; expect a close and contentious battle there. Southern Connecticut is hosting the DII ECAC championship this year, and though rankings might lead you to believe Bridgeport will run away with the title, don’t be fooled that it will be easy—West Chester outscored Bridgeport this weekend. Seattle Pacific will travel to Air Force for MPSFs and attempt to avenge its narrow loss to the Falcons this weekend.

Division III took a week off in preparation for NCGA championships, with the exception of Centenary College, which isn’t an NCGA member. The Ladies took advantage of their bonus week to score a solid 190.000. If you missed Division III this week, don’t worry; nationals begin at 5 p.m. ET Friday!

Top DII/DIII Scores of the Weekend
Courtney Mitchell Lindenwood Vault 9.825
Kierstin Sokolowski Lindenwood Vault 9.825
Maya Davis Lindenwood Vault 9.825
Courtney Mitchell Lindenwood Bars 9.825
Emily Milliet Lindenwood Beam 9.825
Andy Alexander Lindenwood Floor 9.825
Meghan Chan West Chester Beam 9.800
Jessica Meakim West Chester Floor 9.825
Alexandra Avendano SCSU Floor 9.800
Cassandra Hageman West Chester Floor 9.800
Kelli Tereshko Bridgeport Bars 9.850
Maya Reimers Bridgeport Beam 9.875
Kathryn Doran Bridgeport Beam 9.850
Kelsey Campbell Bridgeport Beam 9.850
Lauren Ramirez Bridgeport Beam 9.800
Maya Reimers Bridgeport Floor 9.925
Kelli Aycock Bridgeport Floor 9.850
Gabrielle Kistner Bridgeport Floor 9.825
Cami Bea Austin Centenary Floor 9.800
Schyler Jones Texas Woman’s Vault 9.850
Mallory Moredock Texas Woman’s Vault 9.825
Brandi Lazarus Texas Woman’s Vault 9.800
Bria Northrop Texas Woman’s Bars 9.825
Schyler Jones Texas Woman’s Bars 9.800
Mallory Moredock Texas Woman’s Beam 9.850
Schyler Jones Texas Woman’s Beam 9.850
Schyler Jones Texas Woman’s Floor 9.900
Mallory Moredock Texas Woman’s Floor 9.850

No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 50 Texas Woman’s
Full Results OU: 198.175 TWU: 193.475
VT: Nichols 9.975 UB: Lehrmann 9.975 BB: Brown, Nichols, Showers 9.925 FX: Nichols 10.000 AA: Nichols 39.850

Texas Woman’s didn’t have its best day on “Senior Sunday” versus Oklahoma, including an atypically difficult floor rotation; the Pioneers totaled just a 47.575 on the event, over a point below their RQS. However, there were bright spots, as Schyler Jones set a career high of 39.400 in the all around on her senior day. Fellow senior Mallory Moredock also shined, scoring 9.825+ on all three of her events. The Pioneers’ senior class is their greatest weapon, and they’ll hope to take full advantage of this cohort in their last collegiate postseason.

No. 49 Lindenwood and No. 63 SEMO at No. 21 Missouri
Full Results Miz: 196.800 LU: 195.200 SEMO: 192.500
VT: Tucker, Ward 9.875 UB: Huber 9.900 BB: Ward 9.950 FX: Brawner, Harris 9.900 AA: Tucker 39.175

Lindenwood finished second at the State of Missouri meet on Friday, scoring 195+ for the fourth straight meet—a program record. It’s also only the Lions’ third 195+ in a regular season road meet; all three of these results took place within the last month. Courtney Mitchell led the team with two scores of 9.825, and Andy Alexander and Kierstin Sokolowski both contributed three 9.700+ scores to the effort. Lindenwood is looking like an increasingly secure favorite for the USAG national title but will have an opportunity to test itself against rival Texas Woman’s at a home conference championship next week.

No. 66 Southern Connecticut at No. 62 West Chester
Full Results WCU: 194.350 SCSU: 192.250
VT: Meakim 9.750 UB: Marshall 9.775 BB: Chan 9.800 FX: Meakim 9.825 AA: —
  • West Chester set season highs on beam, floor and in the team total.
  • SCSU set program records on beam and in the team total.

West Chester recorded a season high on senior night to move into qualifying position for USAG nationals. The Golden Rams’ final score was nine tenths higher than their previous high, and they set season highs on beam and floor. They also swept the event titles, with Jessica Meakim, Myranda Marshall and Meghan Chan collecting individual honors.

Southern Connecticut set a program record in the team total, led by Alexandra Avendano, who lead the team on vault and floor. Freshman Keara Loughlin set the pace on beam, recording a career high with a 9.775. The Owls have a great chance for one last great total in their record-breaking season as they host the ECAC Division II Conference Championship next Saturday.

No. 61 Brown, No. 71 Centenary and No. 57 Yale at No. 53 Bridgeport
Full Results Yale: 194.650 UB: 194.275 Brown: 192.600 Centenary: 190.000
VT: Baldovino 9.800 UB: Tereshko 9.850 BB: Reimers 9.875 FX: Reimers 9.925 AA: Baldovino 39.075
  • Bridgeport set a season high 49.125 on beam.
No. 54 Air Force at No. 65 Seattle Pacific
Full Results USAFA: 192.850 SPU: 192.625
VT: Salamone 9.800 UB: Howard, Salamone 9.825 BB: Zimmerman 9.750 FX: Davis 9.875 AA: Zimmerman 38.675

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Article by Rebecca Scally

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