Gymnastics drops second straight to Ball State

Freshman Luciana Alvarado-Reid performs on the balance beam for the CMU Women’s Gymnastics Meet against Bowling Green Friday, Jan 27 in McGuirk Arena. This performance earned her a score of 9.300.

Despite scoring a second highest team score of the season, Central Michigan gymnastics lost its second straight meet to Mid-American Conference top ranked Ball State on Sunday. 

It was a close meet throughout all four rotations; however, the Cardinals were able to come out with the win, 196.100-196.075.

CMU senior, Hannah DeMers for the fourth consecutive meet got the top all-around score with 39.475. DeMers took the top spot-on beam with a career-high 9.925. She also tied for first with Ball State’s Hannah Ruthberg and Megan Teter with 9.875 on bars. 

Junior, Amber Mueller competed on beam for the Chippewas tying for third with junior Adriana Bustelo with a 9.825. Mueller also recorded her first ever score on vault with 9.650. DeMers took second on vault with a career-high tying 9.900. 

Senior, Taylor Pitchell led the Chippewas with a second place 9.850 floor performance. 

CMU recorded a season high score overall on beam with 49.125. 

The Chippewas have two meets left before the MAC championship and one meet left in MAC competition. CMU is now 2-2 in the MAC. 

The Chippewas will travel to Morgantown, West Virginia to take on the Mountaineers on Sunday at 2 p.m.