Cornell and Rutgers at Kent State
|Full Results||Kent State: 195.550||Rutgers: 195.175||Cornell: 191.400|
|VT: Leese, Huang 9.875||UB: Haxton 9.875||BB: Klein 9.850||FX: Guns 9.975||AA: Beers 38.600|
The Big Storyline: Kent State put together a 49.475 floor rotation complete with a near-perfect 9.975 from freshman Alyssa Guns. Taking down a Big Ten opponent in Rutgers was just the icing on the cake.
Implications: Cornell is actively trying to get back into the swing of things after a long hiatus from competition. However, consistency on bars and beam is proving to be the weak point at the moment. Floor and vault are starting to come along nicely though. This relatively inexperienced team will need some more time to find a lineup that will work from week to week. They’ll continue to sit at the middle of the pack in the USAG going into week five. Kent State was lights out on floor en route to defeating Rutgers and a new season high team score. The Flashes will stay in the second spot in the MAC. Kent State will need to surpass the 196 mark to begin to put the pressure on Western Michigan. Rutgers is still looking a little shaky in 2022. Counting scores in the 9.500 range is not what we’ve become accustomed to when watching the Scarlet Knights. Belle Huang is taking care of business, but Hannah Joyner has been showing flashes of inconsistency on various events. Hopefully the 2021 national qualifier can return to her consistent, high scoring all-around performances as the season continues.
Records: Alyssa Guns tumbled her way to a near-perfect 9.975 in her collegiate debut on floor.
Controversies: After Emily Leese’s vault made some noise on Twitter last weekend, her Yurchenko one and a half was appropriately awarded a 9.875 this week.