GYMNASTICS --- Northern Illinois University vs. Illinois State University
/ at Normal, IL / ISU's Redbird Arena / Non-conference Dual Meet
/ Saturday / Feb. 7, 2004
ILLINOIS STATE 192.275, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 191.600
Campos (NIU), 9.775; 2---Amy Ristvedt (NIU), 9.725; 3---Pam Hoover
(ISU), 9.675; 4---Whitney Albright (ISU), 9.650; 5---Tiffany Nolen
(NIU), 9.600. Other NIU scores: Ashlee Williams, 9.475; Kelly Kramer,
9.275; Dannielle Dacey, 8.925. Team scores: NIU 47.850, ISU 47.375.
BARS: 1---Kristina Campos (NIU), 9.850; 2---Dannielle Dacey (NIU),
9.750; 3---(TIE)---Kerry Tierney (ISU), Anne Fjordholm (ISU), 9.725;
4---(TIE)---Lisanna Goldschen (NIU), Katie Willett (NIU), 9.700.
Other NIU scores: Tiffany Nolen, 9;600; Ashlee Williams, 9.050.
Team scores: NIU 48.600, KSU 48.250.
1---Kristina Campos (NIU), 9.800; 2--- Amy
Biedenham (ISU), 9.700; 3---Anne Fjordholm (ISU), 9.675; 4---Whitney
Albright (ISU), 9.625; 5---(TIE)---Mariah Howard (NIU), Ashlee Williams
(NIU), Kelly Noonan (ISU), 9.600. Other NIU scores: Dannielle Dacey,
9.100; Tiffany Nolen, 8.950. Team scores: ISU 48.100, NIU 47.650.
1---Kristina Campos (NIU), 9.825; 2---Pam Hoover (ISU), 9.800; 3---(TIE)---Tiffany
Nolen (NIU), Tove Fjordholm (ISU), 9.725; 5---(TIE)---Erin Cunningham
(ISU), Whitney Albright (ISU), 9.675. Other NIU scores: Ashlee Williams,
9.650; Amy Ristvedt, 9.600; Dannielle Dacey, 8.700; Kristin Harrington,
8.550. Team scores: ISU 48.550, NIU 47.500.
1---Kristina Campos (NIU), 39.250; 2---Whitney Albright (ISU), 38.550;
3---Tiffany Nolen (NIU), 37.875; 4---Ashlee Williams (NIU), 37.775;
5---Dannielle Dacey (NIU), 36.475.
RECORD TO DATE:
Northern Illinois now 1-4-0 overall
NEXT HUSKIE MEET: Sunday / Feb. 15 --- NIU vs. Ball State University,
at DeKalb, IL (Convocation Center), 2 p.m.
CAMPOS SWEEPS EVENT TITLES BUT SUPPORTING CAST FAILS AS GYMNASTICS
FALLS TO ILLINOIS STATE
Kristina Campos (Oak Park, MO / Gladstone) won top honors on all
four events plus the all-around competition versus Illinois State
here Saturday night (Feb. 7). But Campos' success didn't spread
to her teammates, as Northern Illinois posted its second-lowest
team score of the season in a 192.275-191.600 defeat.
came just six days after Mark Sontag's crew compiled a 195.150 total---the
second-best in program history---on Sunday (Feb. 1), but Saturday's
effort dropped the Huskies to 1-4 on the season.
did really well tonight. She just goes up and gets the job done,"
Sontag said. "It was nice to see her do that, but the rest
of us didn't get the job done. I'm extremely disappointed, because
all we had to do was continue what we've been doing and we could
be several points better than ISU. But we didn't do that tonight."
began with a 9.850 performance on the balance beam, which turned
out to be the highest mark on any event Saturday night. Dannielle
Dacey (Saskatoon, Sask. / Marian M. Graham) added a 9.750 effort
followed by Lisanna Goldschen (St. Cloud, MN / Apollo) and Katie
Willett (Hastings, NE / Adams Central) at 9.700 as Northern Illinois
registered a 48.600 total in its opening event.
and Katie had really nice routines on bars," Sontag noted.
"We were a point ahead after the first rotation, but then vault
and floor (exercise) were problems tonight, and we weren't good
enough on (balance) beam."
the team's difficulties on vault, scoring a 9.775 to slip past teammate
Amy Ristvedt (Alexandria, MN / Jefferson) by 0.05 points for the
blue ribbon on that event, but no other Huskie could earn better
than a 9.500. On floor, Campos' 9.825 edged ISU's Pam Hoover (9.800)
while the NIU junior added a 9.800 on the beam to claim her fourth
title of the evening.
Campos has now
surpassed the 39.000 mark four times in five meets this season and
ten times in her Huskie career. She owns half of the 39-plus tallies
in program history.
Sontag was forced
to shuffle his line-up after freshman Meghan Cronin (St. Charles
/ East) was injured in pre-meet warm-ups. Cronin had competed in
all four events for the Huskies last Sunday, but her absence was
notable as Northern Illinois was forced to count routines which
included five falls.
got so many injuries right now, it's getting to the point where
our depth isn't saving us any more," the NIU mentor said.
returns to Mid-American Conference competition next Sunday (Feb.
15), hosting Ball State University in a 2 p.m. matinee.
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by Robert Hester