NU Falls Short at Penn State
State College, PA. - After a back-and-forth battle between Nebraska and Penn State, the Nittany Lions came out ahead with a score of 409.700-395.000. Despite falling to Penn State, the Huskers posted two career bests. Jake Bonnay stuck the landing and posted a 14.00 on high bar, while Jonathan Scripnick posted a 14.35 on vault.
Penn State’s Sam Zakutney and Stephen Nedoroscik led the way for the Nittany Lions, claiming event titles on pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar.
Nebraska started the night on pommel horse, posting a team score of 65.20. Freshman Evan Kriley led the Huskers with a career-high 13.60. Josh Martin and Khalil Jackson followed closely scoring a 13.10 and 13.00 respectively, while Mitch Tyndall notched a 12.90. Anton Stephenson rounded out the team score with a 12.60. Charlie Giles finished with an 11.70.
NU moved to floor, where Griffin Kehler led the team with a score of 13.80. Bonnay and Stephenson weren’t too far behind, each scoring a 13.10. Charlie Giles and Zach Peters notched a 12.40 and 12.15 respectively. Josh Martin finished with an 11.65. At the end of rotation two, the Huskers finished with a 64.55.
After a slow start, Nebraska performed strong on vault, scoring a 71.45. Stephenson paved the way with a 14.95. Jonathan Scripnick added a career high score of 14.35, while Giles followed closely with a 14.20. Bonnay and Kehler rounded out the score for the Huskers with a 14.05 and 13.90. Peters finished with a 13.80.
On still rings, Austin Lober and Jonathan Scripnick led the way with scores of 12.65 and 12.60. Stephenson followed closely with a 12.45. Evan Hymanson and Mitch Tyndall rounded out the team score with a 12.30 and 11.60 respectively. Josh Martin finished with an 11.45. At the end of rotation four, the Huskers finished with a 61.60.
NU moved to high bar, posting a team score of 67.20. Jake Bonnay led the way with a career-high score of 14.00. Dillan King and Griffin Kehler followed closely, notching a 13.80 and 13.60 respectively. Khalil Jackson and Evan Hymanson rounded out the team score with a 13.00 and 12.80.
On their final rotation, the Huskers finished with a score of 65.00 on parallel bars. Hymanson scored on top with a 13.55. Dillan King followed closely behind, notching a 13.25. Jake Bonnay added a 12.95, while Stephenson and Tyndall rounded out the team score with a 12.65 and 12.60 respectively. Kehler finished with a 12.00
The Huskers take on Illinois and Oklahoma at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.