No. 16 Boise State breezes by BYU
Broncos set two top-10 all-time marks in victory
PROVO, Utah -- No. 16-ranked Boise State had a very productive Saturday, topping No. 33 Brigham Young University by a full point. The Broncos (3-2) defeated the Cougars (1-3) 195.750-194.750 at the Smith Fieldhouse, setting two top-10 all-time marks on the way.
The Broncos opened up the afternoon on bars scoring a 48.875 as a team. They moved to vault in the second rotation, earning a 49.450 score, the second-best team total on the event in school history. They continued on to score 48.175 on floor in the third rotation, followed by a 49.250 score on beam to secure the win and tie for the seventh-best team beam score in school history.
"We've now scored 49 on every event this season," said co-head coach Neil Resnick. "We look forward to next week and the opportunity to do it all in one meet."
Boise State's scores on Saturday set new season-bests for the team on vault and beam, as well as earning their second-best total score this season.
Redshirt senior Amy Glass led the way on Saturday, picking wins on balance beam, floor exercise and the all-around. Glass earned a 9.90 score to win on beam, earning her 11 career-win on the event, tying her for No. 3 in Boise State's all-time career beam wins. She earned the floor title with a 9.850 score, while also winning the all-around with a 39.450 score, good for the 15th-best all-around score in school history. Her all-around win marked her 15th career-win in the four-event competition, improving her No. 2 all-time standing. Glass also earned a season-best 9.90 on vault to tie for second, as well as a 9.80 to tie for fourth on bars.
"Amy Glass had an outstanding day," said Bird. "She is such a steady competitor."
Also earning a win on the day was junior Hailey Gaspar, earning a season-best of 9.925 and collecting her sixth career-win on the event, moving her to tie for No. 9 in all-time career-wins on vault.
The Broncos started the day out strong, scoring a 48.875 on bars. Freshman Ciera Perkins led the pack with a third-place finish (9.825), while Glass and Brittany Potvin-Green tying for fourth (9.80). Lindsay Kazandjian earned a 9.750 to place seventh, while Kelsey Black placed eighth (9.70). Kelsey Morris rounded out the line-up with a tie for 11th-place (9.175).
Moving to vault in the second rotation, Gaspar led the way while Glass tied with Potvin-Green for the runner-up spot (9.90). Amanda Otuafi tied for fourth (9.875), Erica Oswalt placed sixth (9.850) and Perkins placed 10th (9.750).
Glass led the Broncos in rotation three, earning the floor title. Gaspar earned a season-best to place second (9.825), while Caitlin Man tied for third with a 9.80. Otuafi placed ninth (9.50), Potvin-Green placed 10 th (9.20) and Perkins earned a 12th-place finish (9.050).
Needing a strong fourth rotation score to solidify the team title, the Broncos collected four season-best marks and one career-best en route to the win. Glass led the way with Kazandjian placing third with a season-best 9.875. Gaspar and Morris each earned season-bests, while Potvin-Green earned a career-best of 9.825, all tying for a fifth-place finish. Alessandra Cinfio scored a 9.675 to place 10th on the event.
"I am really proud of the beam team," expressed co-head coach Tina Bird. "They stepped it up and finished the meet strong. It's a test of character to have to make up some tenths on your last event, and my team showed they won't be rattled."
BYU's Natalie Eyre-Pickard won the bars title with a 9.875 score, while Krysten Koval tied with Glass for the beam title. BYU's Raquel Willman placed second in the all-around (39.20), while Boise State's Potvin-Green placed third 38.725.