Beavers Close 2021 Season in Athens
ATHENS, Ga. - The Oregon State gymnastics team's season came to an end Friday afternoon at the NCAA Athens Regional.
Oregon State, entering the regional ranked No. 24, competed in the first session with No. 8 Minnesota, No. 9 Denver, and No. 18 Georgia.
The Beavers started strong on vault but ultimately finished fourth overall with a 196.375. Oregon State earned a 49.175 for the second-place finish on vault while the floor squad tallied a 49.400 for a third-place event finish.
"I am extremely proud of this group of athletes," said head coach Tanya Chaplin. "They fought through adversity all season, and finished the year with a strong performance at the NCAA Athens Regional."
Opening the meet for the Beavers, Kayla Bird started out with a 9.750 on vault. Each gymnast in the vault lineup improved upon the one before with Kristina Peterson and Kaitlyn Yanish getting a 9.775 before Sydney Gonzales scored a 9.825. The Dagen sisters closed the event as Lacy tallied a 9.850 and Madi closed the first rotation with her third 9.950 on the season.
Moving on to bars, Oregon State had a little bit of trouble. Peterson opened the event with a 9.650 with M. Dagen following with a 9.750. Both Kaitlyn's - Hoiland and Yanish - tallied two straight personal records before Bird topped Oregon State's scores with her very own 9.800.
At the halfway mark, Minnesota held the lead with a 98.850; Georgia (98.350) and Denver (98.200) were battling for second-place while the Beavers held fourth (97.900).
Oregon State continued with strong routines on beam and floor but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit from the second rotation.
On the balance beam, M. Dagen once again led the Beavers with a 9.900 to finish the event. Similar to vault, the beam lineup saw each gymnast build off of one another, gaining momentum throughout. Lexie Gonzales and Ariana Young tallied a 9.750 each before Jenna Domingo added a 9.850 and Sydney Gonzales scored a 9.825.
On the floor, S. Gonzales provided the much-needed start. Competing in just her second competition on the event, S. Gonzales started off with a 9.850, for a personal record, before Kayla Bird added another 9.850. Closing out the meet, the Beavers tallied three-straight 9.900's from Savanna Force, M. Dagen, and Yanish.
Overall: No. 8 Minnesota 197.625, No. 9 Denver 196.775, Georgia 196.750, Oregon State 196.375.
Vault: Minnesota 49.525, Oregon State 49.175, Denver 49.150, Georgia 49.075
Bars: Minnesota 49.250, Georgia 49.225, Denver 48.975, Oregon State 48.725.
Beam: Minnesota 49.350, Denver 49.225, Georgia 49.175, Oregon State 49.075.
Floor: Minnesota 49.500, Denver 49.425, Oregon State 49.400, Georgia 49.275.
All-Around: 1. Lexy Ramler (MINN) 39.775; 2. Lynnzee Brown (DEN) 39.725; 3. Ona Looper (MINN) 39.550. Other OSU Scores: Madi Dagen 39.500, Kristina Peterson 38.450.
Vault (49.175): 1. Ona Loper (MINN) 10.00; 2. Lynnzee Brown (DEN) 9.975; T3. Lexy Ramler (MINN), Madi Dagen (OSU) 9.950. Other OSU Scores: Lacy Dagen 9.850; Sydney Gonzales 9.825; Kaitlyn Yanish 9.775; Kayla Bird 9.775; Kristina Peterson 9.750.
Bars (48.725): 1. Lexy Ramler (MINN) 9.950; 2. Tiarre Sales (MINN) 9.925; 3. Lynnzee Brown (DEN) 9.900. Other OSU Scores: Kayla Bird 9.800, Kaitlyn Hoiland 9.775, Kaitlyn Yanish 9.750, Madi Dagen 9.750, Kristina Peterson 9.650, Jenna Domingo 8.525.
Beam (49.075): 1. Lexy Ramler (MINN) 9.950; T2. Lynnzee Brown (DEN), Madi Dagen (OSU), Rachel Baumann (UGA) 9.900. Other OSU Scores: Jenna Domingo 9.850, Sydney Gonzales 9.825, Ariana Young 9.750, Lexie Gonzales 9.750, Kristina Peterson 9.200.
Floor (49.400): T1. Lynnzee Brown (DEN), Ona Looper (MINN) 9.950; 3. Lexy Ramler (MINN) 9.925. Other OSU Scores: Kaitlyn Yanish 9.900, Madi Dagen 9.900, Savanna Force 9.900, Sydney Gonzales 9.850, Kayla Bird 9.850, Kristina Peterson 9.825.
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