IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team won its first Big Ten matchup of the season, 195.450-195.300, over Michigan State on Saturday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The GymHawks won three of four events against the Spartans.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH LARISSA LIBBY
“Up and down. I feel like that is how we competed. Lots of really great things. Erin Castle stepped into a lot of places she doesn’t normally compete.”
“The details, we talked about that right before we came out. If there is going to be anything we focus on today its got to be little details because that is where we are losing out.”
The GymHawks started the meet off strong with a season-high team score of 49.150. Lauren Guerin led the Hawkeyes and won the event with a score of 9.900. Sophomores Bridget Killian (9.825) and Alex Greenwald (9.750) tied and earned season-high scores. Freshman Dani Castillo (9.775), Ariana Agrapides (9.850) and Maddy Solomon (9.800) earned themselves career-high scores.
The GymHawks were led by sophomore Carina Tolan with a 9.775 and took third place in the event. Followed by a pair of 9.725’s from senior Clair Kaji and freshman Allyson Steffensmeier.
The GymHawks were led by senior Clair Kaji with a season-high score of 9.850 sharing the title in the event.Castillo followed with a 9.825 earning herself a new career high score and placing second in the event.
The GymHawks entered the final rotation, trailing the Spartans for the first time. Iowa finished strong on floor with a team score of 48.750 to take the event and meet. Sophomore Alex Greenwald started the event off with a 9.600 and Lauren Guerin finished the event off with a 9.875, earning the event title and clinching an Iowa victory on the final routine.
The GymHawks travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota, next Saturday to take on the Gophers at 6 p.m. (CT).