February 14, 2003
GYMNASTICS --- Northern Illinois University vs. University of Michigan
/ at Ann Arbor, MI / UM's Cliff Keen Arena / Non-Conference Dual Meet
/ Friday / February 14, 2003
FINAL SCORE: MICHIGAN
196.650, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 192.825
1---Jenny Deiley (UM), 9.925; 2---(TIE)---Chelsea Kroll (UM), Calli Ryals
(UM), 9.900; 4---Becca Clauson (UM), 9.850; 5---Janessa Grieco (UM), 9.825.
NIU scores: Kristie Woodin, 9.775; Anna Gardina, 9.750; Tiffany Nolen,
9.700; Keri Saint, 9.625; Kristina Campos, 9.450; Laura Hale, 9.100. Team
scores: UM 49.400, NIU 48.300.
BARS: 1---Lauren Mirkovich (UM), 9.950; 2---Jenny Deiley (UM), 9.900;
3---(TIE)---Janessa Grieco (UM), Chelsea Kroll (UM), 9.775; 5---Lisanna
Goldschen (NIU), 9.700. Other NIU scores: Tiffany Nolen, 9.675; Ashlee
Williams, 9.675; Kristina Campos, 9.650; Dannielle Dacey, 9.025; Anna
Gardina, 7.850. Team scores: MU 48.450, NIU 47.725.
1---Chelsea Kroll (UM), 9.925; 2---Calli Ryals (UM), 9.900; 3---Janessa
Grieco (UM), 9.875; 4---Jenny Deiley (UM), 9.850; 5---Kristina Campos
(NIU), 9.825. Other NIU scores: Laura Hale, 9.750; Ashlee Williams, 9.700;
Tiffany Nolen, 9.600; Anna Gardina, 9.025; Crystal Flondor, 8.875. Team
scores: UM 49.350, NIU 47.900.
1---Calli Ryals (UM), 9.975; 2---Becca Clauson (UM), 9.925; 3---(TIE)---Janessa
Grieco (UM), Jenny Deiley (UM), 9.875; 5---Kristina Campos (NIU), 9.850.
Other NIU scores: Keri Saint, 9.800; Ashlee Williams, 9.800; Laura Hale,
9.725; Kristie Woodin, 9.725; Tiffany Nolen, 9.475. Team scores: UM 49.350,
1---Jenny Deiley (UM), 39.550; 2---Janessa Grieco (UM), 39.350; 3---Calli
Ryals (UM), 38.825; 4---Kristina Campos (NIU), 38.775; 5---Tiffany Nolen
RECORD TO DATE:
Northern Illinois now 5-7-0 on the season
NEXT HUSKIE MEET: Sunday / Feb. 23 --- NIU at Central Michigan
University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 2 p.m.
THE VICTORY, BUT SONTAG PLEASED WITH HUSKIE GYMNASTS' PERFORMANCE
ANN ARBOR, MI---Sometimes
success isn't always measured in terms of wins and losses. For proof,
look no further than Northern Illinois University gymnastics coach Mark
Sontag's comments following his team's performance against the University
of Michigan here Friday night (Feb. 14).
NIU surpassed the
192 mark for the third consecutive meet, but dropped to 5-7 on the season
as the Wolverines demonstrated why they are the 11th-ranked team in the
country (accoring to GYMINFO computer averages). Michigan cleared 49.000
on three of four events on the way to a 196.650-192.825 victory over Sontag's
"This was a good
meet for us. To post a score like that in a road meet really helps us
out in terms of regional qualifying averages," Sontag said. "Michigan
just went out the roof, but we hung in there and did really well. Kristina
Campos had some great routines tonight."
MO / Oak Park) finished fourth in the all-around competition with her
38.775 composite featuring a 9.850 on the floor exercise plus a 9.825
on the balance beam. Both of those event scores earned fifth-place showings
for the Huskie sophomore, while Lisanna Goldschen (St. Joseph, MN / Apollo)
took fifth place on the uneven bars with a 9.700.
UM's Jenny Deiley
claimed the spotlight as all-around champion with a lofty 39.550 performance.
Deiley opened the night with a meet-best 9.925 on the vault before adding
a 9.900 to finish just behind teammate Lauren Mirkovich (9.950) on bars.
Michigan's Chelsea Kroll took the blue ribbon on beam at 9.925 while Calli
Ryals' received a 9.975 for her floor routine, including a perfect 10.000
from one judge. The Wolverines took the top four spots in each event,
scoring a 49.450 on floor after opening with a 49.400 on vault and adding
a 49.350 on beam.
Kristie Woodin (Lake
in the Hills / Algonquin Jacobs) paced the Northern Illinois contingent
on vault with her 9.775, the third time the senior has earned that team-best
mark this spring. But the hosts' depth was too much for NIU to overcome,
especially with senior all-arounder Anna Gardina (Gahanna, OH / Lincoln)
hampered by a bout with the flu. Gardina earned a 9.750 on vault but the
illness was evident in her bars (7.850) and beam (9.025) and she did not
compete on floor.
"Anna had the
flu and we pulled her out of the floor competition. But the rest of the
team really stepped up tonight to post a very good road score," Sontag
Tiffany Nolen (Woodstock,
GA / Sequoyah) registered a season-best 38.450 in the all-around, including
scores of 9.700 on vault plus 9.675 on bars. Freshman Ashlee Williams
(Liberty, MO) added a 9.800 on the floor and 9.700 on beam, continuing
her string of strong performances in her first collegiate season.
The Huskies return
to Mid-American Conference competition next Sunday (Feb. 23), visiting
Central Michigan University for a 2 p.m. MAC dual.
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