Ninth-ranked Nebraska swept all four events and the all-around to a 195.30-190.55 win against Lindenwood on Friday. The decision marked head coach Dan Kendig’s 600th career win. The Huskers performed in front of a packed house of 3,506 fans for the annual Tumble N’ Rumble combined event with wrestling.
Ashley Lambert took home two event titles on vault (9.875) and floor (9.825) on way to her first career all-around crown (39.175). Jennie Laeng showed her strength on bars as she took home the event title with a key performance (9.825). Freshman Grace Williams made a strong statement in her first collegiate meet as she took home the beam crown with a 9.80 mark.
The Huskers kicked off the night on vault, putting up a 49.150 team score. Lambert led the way as she anchored the lineup and stuck a solid 9.875. Blanske produced a 9.85 score, while Desire’ Stephens and Laeng both tacked on 9.80 marks. Freshman Grace Williams notched a 9.825 in her debut as a Husker to round out the team scores.
The Lions began the evening on bars, claiming a 48.150 team score. Trystien Charles led Lindenwood as she put together a strong routine hitting a 9.775. With one rotation in the books, NU leads 49.150-48.150.
Nebraska moved to bars for the second rotation tallying a 48.725 score. Laeng paced the Huskers with her routine hitting a 9.825 mark. The duo of Lambert and Blanske both produced identical scores of 9.75, while freshman Moore added on a 9.725 mark.
Lindenwood picked up a score of 47.375 on vault for their second event on the evening. Nebraska held its lead 98.875-95.525.
In the third rotation, the Huskers took to the balance beam. The team posted a 48.80 led by freshman Williams’ impressive routine (9.80) earning the beam title. Laeng showed her strength on beam as she hit a 9.775, while Blanske and J. Lauer both snagged 9.75 scores.
The Lions finished with a 47.775 on floor to put their team total after three rotations at 143.30. With only one even remaining, Nebraska led Lindenwood 146.675-143.30.
The Huskers finish the evening on floor, posting a team score of 48.625, fueled by Lambert’s performance as she put together a stellar 9.825 performance to take the floor title. Blanske with a new floor routine got the fans to their feet as she tabbed a 9.775 score. Moore chipped in a 9.75, while Williams added a 9.65 mark.
After Lindenwood picked up a 47.25 on beam to finish the night, Nebraska officially earned the win against the Lions.