Rapid Reaction: Central Michigan 195.625, Bowling Green 195.725
Coming off a big victory last week against rival Kent State, the Central Michigan gymnastics team looked to keep up the momentum against Bowling Green State.
Despite a convincing performance in their first event, the Chippewas fell to BGSU by the final score of 195.725 to 195.625
The Chippewas started out strong on vault, posting a team score of 48.975. Sophomore Kasey Janowicz posted a season high 9.825 to lead CMU.
After the first event, the Chippewas led the Falcons 48.975 to 48.825. CMU rotated to uneven bars while BGSU advanced to the vault.
CMU stayed consistent on bars with a score of 49.025. Junior Bryttany Kaplan posted a 9.850, the high of day for all participants.
CMU moved on to the balance beam while BGSU moved to the floor routine as the Chippewas led 98.000 to 97.825.
The Chippewas struggled on balance beam, but avoided a season low with a score of 48.375. junior Katy Clements led with a 9.900.
Going into the final rotation, the Chippewas trailed 146.775 to 146.400.
The Chippewas had one slip up on the floor routine to cost them the match. The high came from Macey Hillier, who earned a 9.925.
The Chippewas will continue their homestead against Rutgers at 1 p.m. next Sunday at McGuirk Arena.