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          Release: 02/01/2014
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Huskers Post Season-High to Rout Minnesota

Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska women's gymnastics team posted three season-high team scores to defeat the No. 14 Minnesota Gophers 196.975-195.900, Friday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Big Red posted new season-high scores on bars (49.325) floor (49.350) and their overall score (196.975).

“I am really proud of my team tonight," head coach Dan Kendig said. "I thought we had a really great week of practice. I really think that makes a difference, and it is even better to see that difference in competition.”

Senior Emily Wong once again led the Huskers claiming four event titles including the all-around crown with a score of 39.525. Wong's efforts included a new season high on vault (9.925), a career-high tie on bars (9.95), and a season high-tie on floor (9.95). Wong has now collected 13 event titles this season. 

The Huskers started their evening on vault tabbing a solid 49.250. Emily Wong led the way posting a new season-high 9.925 to take top honors, while Desire Stephens placed second to tie her career-high 9.875. Hollie Blankse and Ariel Martin added on two identical scores of 9.825.

The Gophers began their night on bars posting a team score of 48.90. Maddie Hanley tabbed a 9.875 to lead the Gophers. After one event Nebraska jumps out to an early lead over Minnesota 49.250-48.900. 

Next, Nebraska moved to bars where they earned a new season-high score of 49.325. Three Huskers placed top-three and each tabbed scores of 9.9 or higher. Wong with a strong 9.95, while Blanske and Lauer posted identical scores of 9.90, both claiming second place and career-high scores on the event. 

“Boy, did the back end of the bar lineup really pick it up. The first time for Jennifer Lauer on bars, and she went a 9.90. I knew she was clean, but not only did she do the routine, but she suck her dismount. Incredible routine, I am so proud of her.” 

Minnesota took to vault posting a 48.950. After two rotations the Huskers held their lead over the Gophers 98.575-97.850. 

Then, the Huskers took to beam posting a 49.050. Jennifer Lauer once again led on beam posting a solid 9.875 to take the event titlte. This is the junior's fourth title on the event this season. The trio of Blanske, A. Lauer, and Schleppenbach added three scores of 9.775. 

Minnesota moved to floor where they earned a team score of 48.975. Kylie Schermann led the way for the Gophers posting a score of 9.85. With only one event left Nebraska led 147.625-146.825. 

In the final event of the evening NU took to floor where their tallied a new season-high 49.350. Wong marked a 9.95, while Blanske earned her new career-high 9.925 score. Desire' Stephens added on a 9.85 to tie her career-high.  

Minnesota finished the evening on beam with a 49.075, Hanna Nordquist posted 9.875 to tie for the event title. 

"For the first time in three years, Jessie DeZiel did not compete in the all-around. Her teammates really picked it up for her and we had our best team score all year," Kendig said. "I am so proud of this team, and it makes us feel like we are that much deeper and we are able to do that much more. I cannot wait to get back in the gym on Monday and make it even better for next week." 

Nebraska will hit the road next weekend for the third time of the season, heading to State College, Pa., the sight of the 2014 Big Ten Championships. The Huskers will square off against No. 24 Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. ET. 

 

Name

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

All-Around

Jordyn Beck

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 9.75

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Hollie Blanske 

9.825

 9.90

 9.775

 9.925

39.425 

 

Jessie DeZiel 

---

--- 

 9.85

--- 

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Jennie Laeng

---

---

---

---

---

 

Ashley Lambert

9.80

---

---

 9.10

---

 

Amanda Lauer

---

---

 9.775

---

---

 

Jennifer Lauer

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9.90

 9.875

9.80

---

 

Ariel Martin

9.825

 9.825

---

.---

---

 

Madison McConkey

---

---

---

---

---

 

Jamie Schleppenbach

---

---

 9.775

 9.825

---

 

Desire' Stephens

9.875

 9.725

---

 9.85

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Emily Wong

9.925

 9.95

 9.70

 9.95

 39.525

 

 

Team

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

Total

Nebraska

 49.250

 49.325

49.050 

49.350 

196.975 

Minnesota

 48.950

48.900 

49.075 

 48.975

195.900 

 
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