Kent State at Pittsburgh
|Full Results||Kent State: 194.600||Pitt: 191.600|
|VT: Ward 9.800||UB: Chamberlain 9.900||BB: Klein 9.850||FX: Fletcher 9.900||AA: DeCavitch 39.050|
The Big Storyline: Despite counting a fall on beam, Kent State put up another 194.500-plus and broke the 49 barrier on floor to come out on top. Pitt again had struggles throughout the meet but was led by a 9.900 on bars from Katie Chamberlain, the Panthers’ highest score of the season so far.
Implications: Kent State will stay at No. 1 in the MAC, just one-tenth ahead of Eastern Michigan and will drop to No. 29 overall. Pitt drops to last in the EAGL and No. 46 overall. While it’s still a few weeks until NQS kicks in, Pitt will not want to have to count this score toward its four meets.
Records: Chamberlain’s 9.900 on bars was a career high, and Kent State’s Cami Klein set a personal best 9.850 on beam.
Current Rankings: No. 23 Kent State at No. 31 Pittsburgh
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: Both of these teams are usually on the regional bubble, so this could be a close meet. Pitt is looking to bounce back from a rough outing at N.C. State last week while Kent State will be looking to improve upon its solid start to the season.
Need More Proof? Kent State’s Abby Fletcher earned a 9.875 on floor last week, so her routine will be one to watch. Also keep an eye out for a pair of sophomores: Karlie Franz and Rachel DeCavitch. For Pitt, watch for sixth-year Katrina Coca and junior Katie Chamberlain, who scored matching 9.875s on bars last week after returning from season-ending injuries.
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