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ACC Gymnastics Week 9 Recap: Wolfpack wows whereas UNC, Pitt, and Clemson discover beam

This week in ACC gymnastics, NC State posted their second-highest rating of the season at house on Saturday with a 197 and a win. In the meantime, UNC, Pitt, and Clemson every tabbed second-place finishes on the street amid rocky beam rotations. 

Learn on for highlights from Week 9.

Quad meet @ #21 NC State

Last rating: NC State: 197.000, Iowa State: 196.700, NIU: 195.200, Temple: 194.425

The Wolfpack took a one-tenth lead over Iowa State within the first rotation with a 49.175 on vault, highlighted by Alexis Ortega’s 9.85 and Ashley Knight’s entrance handspring pike half (9.85). 

Bars was NC State’s finest workforce rating of the day with a 49.4. Madeline Reid earned a career-high of 9.925, and Katie Harper constructed off of Reid with a 9.95 after her caught double format. Emily Shepard added one other 9.95 to anchor the rotation and tie Harper for first place.

On beam, the Wolfpack posted a 49.1, incomes 4 scores of 9.825 and never reaching the 9.9 mark. After three rotations, Iowa State took the lead by 0.075. 

NC State capped their night time with a 49.325 on flooring en path to a 197 workforce rating and a three-tenth win over the Cyclones. Katya Edwards earned a career-high 9.925 and Shepard matched that rating for a three-way tie for first (with ISU’s Kaia Parker). Shepard additionally received the all-around with a 39.525.

Head coach Kim Landrus spoke after the meet on her workforce’s win and persevering with to construct main into the postseason:  “This workforce is particular as a result of they’ve such a ardour for the game and one another. I feel we’ll simply proceed constructing one another up each day within the fitness center and hone in on the small print, so we are able to present it out on the competitors flooring.” 

Upcoming matchups: 

Clemson @ Texas Girl’s quad meet

Last rating: OU: 198.300, Clemson: 196.350, TWU: 196.275, Penn: 194.825

Clemson began with struggles on beam, scoring a 48.575, over seven-tenths decrease than final week’s 49.3. The Tigers needed to depend two scores of 9.675, and Rebecca Wells was the one one to succeed in 9.8. 

They bought again on observe on flooring with a 49.350, with each Eve Jackson and Brie Clark firing 9.9s after their highly effective routines. 

On vault, Clemson earned a 49.225, with Wells notching a 9.85, Molly Arnold matching that rating along with her Yurchenko 1.5, and Madison Minner anchoring with a 9.9. 

The Tigers ended their day with a 49.2 on bars after Kaitlin DeGuzman’s caught double format dismount  scored a 9.9. With a 196.350 that earned second place to powerhouse Oklahoma, however was one level decrease than final weekend’s 197.350, Clemson will probably be seeking to earn large scores the following few meets to enhance their NQS and climb again up the rankings.

Upcoming matchup:

Pitt @ West Virginia quad meet

Last Rating: Towson: 196.325, Pitt: 195.225, WVU: 195.000, Western Michigan: 194.625

The Panthers took an early lead after a 49 on flooring with Jah’Liyah Bedminster’s 9.85 and anchor Jordyn Ewing’s 9.875.  

On vault, Pitt scored a 48.7, 0.250 decrease than final week’s meet. Shruthi Anand was the spotlight of the rotation with a caught entrance handspring pike half (9.825), and Bedminster anchored with a 9.8. 

After two rotations, Towson took the lead over Pitt. On bars, the Panthers scored a 48.9 to overlook final week’s mark by 0.125. Ewing caught her blind full double again to earn a 9.85, and Bedminster anchored for a 9.825.

Pitt improved their beam rating to a 48.625, which was seven-tenths increased than final week, but it surely wasn’t sufficient to place them in rivalry for the win. They needed to depend two scores of 9.675, and Hallie Copperwheat was the one one to interrupt into the 9.8s.

Upcoming matchup: 

North Carolina @ Nebraska quad meet

Last rating: Nebraska: 197.125, UNC: 195.200, SEMO: 194.375, Illinois State: 193.650

The Tar Heels began off on bars with a 48.950 after two 9.85s from Isabelle Schaefer and Lali Dekanoidze, tying with Nebraska for second after rotation one.

UNC misplaced steam on beam with a 48.575 after a fall within the fifth spot from Taylor Schulze brought about them to depend a 9.425. Gwen Fink and Julia Knower led the way in which for the workforce with 9.85 and 9.875, respectively. Knower was in a six-way tie for the beam title with that 9.875.

The Tar Heels confirmed a 0.350 enchancment on flooring after final week’s struggles at Clemson however nonetheless couldn’t break into the 49s. Bella Miller and Knower each earned 9.8s to deliver the ground complete to 48.800.

Ending the meet on vault with a 48.875, UNC’s Dekanoidze was the spotlight with a 9.85, tying for the occasion title. With out breaking into the 49s on any occasion, the Tar Heels’ 195.200 resulted in a second-place end to Nebraska, roughly two factors again from the Cornhuskers.

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