Pittsburgh and Texas Woman’s at West Virginia
|Full Results||West Virginia: 195.850||Pittsburgh: 194.575||Texas Woman’s: 194.500|
|VT: Adams, Lewis 9.850||UB: Alban, Combs, Yancey 9.875||BB: Gose 9.875||FX: Gose, Yancey 9.875||AA: Hornung 39.175|
The Big Storyline: West Virginia narrowly missed the 196 mark for the second week in a row after counting multiple mistakes on beam. The other three events surpassed 49, so the Mountaineers are moving in the right direction despite missing powerhouse Abbie Pierson due to injury. Pittsburgh couldn’t quite keep the momentum rolling from last weekend after counting mistakes on floor and beam. Jordyn Ewing made her season all around debut with a 39.000. Texas Woman’s posted its second 194-plus team score in the last two weeks. Led by Madeline Gose’s two event victories, the Pioneers nearly bested Division I Pittsburgh. In fact, the team was in the lead heading into the final rotation. Bars still gave the team some trouble, though.
Implications: West Virginia is currently No. 30 in the country, but its average is less than three tenths from being out of the regional qualifying spots. The Mountaineers need to figure out how to consistently put an entire meet together or risk missing the cut. Pittsburgh shouldn’t make any drastic moves up or down this week. Texas Woman’s will springboard over Yale and West Chester to land in fourth in the in-progress USAG rankings. The Pioneers are picking up speed with more room to grow as they continue through midseason. It’s looking like the team will peak just in time for postseason, but time will tell.
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