Gymnastics ends four meet win streak with loss to WMU

Senior Aleysia Kolyvanova 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 9.200.

Central Michigan gymnastics was handed its first loss in over a month by conference rival Western Michigan on Sunday. 

The Chippewas had a narrow lead in the first and second rotations. However, after the third rotation the Broncos were able to come back and win the meet with their performance on floor with a final score of 196.750-195.825. 

This marks CMU's first loss to a Mid-American Conference opponent this season, coming into the meet defeating all three MAC teams they faced. 

Seniors Hannah DeMers and Aleysia Kolyvanova posted career bests on beam with a score of 9.925, tying one another for first. 

Freshman Luciana Alvarado-Reid and DeMers tied for first place on bars with a score of 9.850. DeMers also took first place in the all-around with a score of 39.525. Alvarado-Reid took third with 39.225. 

The Broncos took first on floor with Cassie St. Clair and Payton Murphy each recording a 9.900. DeMers was in a three-way tie for second with a 9.875 alongside WMU's Ronni Binstock and Donnakathryn Roy.  

DeMers also tied for first on vault with St. Clair with a score of 9.850. 

The Chippewas look to bounce back as they travel to Muncie, Indiana to compete against Ball State on Sunday at 1 p.m.