NC State Gymnastics Scores a 195.400 at West Virginia

Courtesy of: Todd Lindenmuth

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The NC State gymnastics team finished with a team total of 195.400 for its highest team score on the road this season on a snowy Sunday afternoon in West Virginia. The Mountaineers slightly edged the Wolfpack at the meet, as they finished with a team score of 195.425.

“Today was a really good meet for us,” said head coach Mark Stevenson. “It was the second meet of the season where we didn’t count a fall and both times we’ve scored a 195.000 or higher.”

The Wolfpack opened the meet on the uneven parallel bars, where senior Stephanie Ouellette led the squad and finished third overall with a score of 9.775. Senior Kristen Harabedian posted a score of 9.725, while freshman Courtney Bisbe scored a 9.700. As a team, State totaled a score of 48.550.

State next moved to vault where senior Diahanna Ham led the way with a score of 9.850 to finish in second place on the podium. Ouellette scored a 9.800, while Brittni Watkins posted a 9.775. Bisbe, a freshman from Salisbury, N.C., posted a career-best vault for the third straight meet with a 9.750, while Fallanca tallied a 9.700. Overall, the group finished with a team total of 48.875.

At the midway point of the meet, State trailed the Mountaineers, 97.650-97.425.

On the floor exercise, the Pack posted its highest team score of the day with a 49.100. Watkins and Harabedian led the squad, as each gymnast scored a 9.850 on her routine to tie for second. Lane Jarred and Aubrey Hine each posted a score of 9.825, while Fallanca scored a 9.750.

“Kristen [Harabedian] has done a tremendous job in the last two meets on floor and I’m very proud of her for the work she has done,” Stevenson said.

The Pack concluded the afternoon on the balance beam, where it totaled a team score of 48.875. Jarred led the squad on the apparatus with a score of 9.800 to tie for second, while Ouellette, Watkins and Ham each scored a 9.775 on their routine. Fallanca and Harabedian each tallied a 9.750 to round out the scores for the Pack, as each gymnast to participate in the event scored a 9.750 or better.

In the all around competition, Watkins finished in third place with a total of 37.850.

Up next, the squad will return to Reynolds Coliseum for a dual meet against Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.