No. 15 Gym Devils Host Beavers on Friday
TEMPE, Ariz. – The first of two-straight meets in Tempe, No. 15 Sun Devil Gymnastics will host the Oregon State Beavers this Friday at 5 p.m. MST at Desert Financial Arena.
Sun Devil Outlook
No. 15 Arizona State (1-2)
- Over the weekend, the Gym Devils took the lead on beam in the final rotation after UCLA had some team errors. However, the Sun Devils came up short and took second with their best road score so far, a 195.950.
- Two Gym Devils earned Pac-12 weekly honors after their strong performances at UCLA last weekend. Sophomore Hannah Scharf was named the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week while freshman Jada Mangahas earned the Pac-12 Coaches Choice of the Week.
- Scharf continues bring in great scores for the Gym Devils in her sophomore campaign. At UCLA over the weekend, she won the all-around title with a score of 39.475. She did not score below a 9.850 in any event and her 9.875 on vault and bars were season highs. It was her second all-around title in a row.
- ASU has exceeded 49.000 on bars in each meet so far, the strongest event for the Sun Devils so far in 2021. Senior Cairo Leonard-Baker has been a strong anchor on bars this season, not scoring below a 9.825.
- Freshmen have been earning their spots in the lineup this season. Mangahas had her best meet so far at UCLA. She scored new career bests on vault (9.800) and floor (9.850) and made her collegiate debut on beam. Emily White made new records for herself as she competed in her first all-around, receiving a score of 39.150 to take third place. She earned a new career high on beam with a 9.850. Sarah Clark has also been a key newcomer on the team with three 9.800s or better and a 9.900 to her name. Anaya Smith and Cassi Barbanente have both been in the vault lineup, with Smith winning the vault title against BYU.
No. 39 Oregon State (1-1)
- Oregon State opened the 2021 season with two-straight meets at home, starting with a loss to Boise State and following that up with a win over Washington last weekend.
- The Beavers scored above 49.000 for the first time this season against Washington last Saturday, surpassing that mark on vault and floor in the victory to open Pac-12 play.
- The Gym Devils are looking for their first win over the Beavers since 2006. The last matchup in Tempe was a narrow loss for ASU, finishing just .025 below OSU.
How to Watch
Arizona State will host Oregon State this Friday at 5 p.m. MST and will be streamed live on the ASU Live Stream. Live scoring will also be available as well as updates on Twitter (@SunDevilGym) and Instagram (@sundevilgymnastics).