Gymnastics Preview: Flashes Conclude Regular Season with Cornell Sunday
Kent State will recognize its four-person senior class
The Kent State gymnastics team (6-4, 4-2 MAC) concludes the 2012 regular season and hopes to enter postseason action on a high note when the Golden Flashes host Cornell Sunday, March 18 for a 1 p.m. dual at the M.A.C. Center.
Following the meet, the gymnastics team will recognize the four years of dedication from its four-person senior class of Jaimee Caldwell (Blue Ash, Ohio), Rachel Goldenberg (Doylestown, Pa.), Erin Rothrock (York, Pa.) and Brianna Skiffington (Lumberton, N.J.). Tickets are available at the M.A.C. Center ticket office or by calling 330-672-2244. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for kids (4-14) and seniors (60+).
Live stats will be available prior to the start of the meet.
SCOUTING THE FLASHES
Kent State capped the Mid-American Conference regular season with an exclamation point Sunday afternoon, as the Golden Flashes defeated Bowling Green 196.400-193.525 at the M.A.C. Center in the conference finale for Kent State.
The team's electric 196.400 team score was the best since the 2009 campaign, when the Flashes scored its fifth-best team score in program history with a 196.750 against Western Michigan.
The Golden Flashes combined to set or break seven career-bests and five season marks on the day, including five of the team's six scores on the floor exercise for the meet finale.
Sophomore Marie Case (Erie, Pa.) was named the MAC Gymnast of the Week for the second straight week and third time this season in leading Kent State in the all-around, including her win on the balance beam.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
Cornell (9-14) is coming off a 189.300-187.200 setback at Brown Feb. 11, despite individual wins by Tiffany Chen (vault, 9.750) and Melanie Standridge (beam, 9.775). Cornell's best team outing this season was at the Ivy Classic Feb. 26, when the team combined for a 191.875 score.
Kent State will head to the 2012 MAC Championship Saturday, March 24 hosted by Northern Illinois.