Strong bars score leads Huskers past Penn State

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Lincoln – Led by a team bars score of 49.425, the Nebraska women’s gymnastics team took down No. 18 Penn State by a score of 195.700-192.900 at the fourth-annual Tumble N Rumble Sunday afternoon in front of 2,213 fans at the Devaney Center.Jennie Laeng and Sienna Crouse shared the all-around title with scores of 39.350. Taylor Houchin won the vault title in her first collegiate competition, scoring a 9.90. Crouse and Laeng also shared the bars title with scores of 9.925, while Crouse won floor exercise with a 9.85.Nicole Medvitz from Penn State won the beam title with a 9.90.

Vault
The Huskers began the day on vault, and posted a 49.000. Taylor Houchin, in the first routine of her collegiate career, posted a 9.90 to lead the Big Red. Ashley Lambert scored a solid 9.825, and Crouse hit a 9.775. Laeng and Megan Schweihofer each added a 9.75 for the Big Red.Penn State led off on bars and scored a 48.975.

Uneven Bars
NU moved to uneven bars and scored a strong 49.425. Laeng and Crouse led the way with scores of 9.925. Lambert tied her career high with a 9.875, and Schweihofer matched with a 9.875 of her own. Houchin added a 9.825 for the Huskers.Penn State scored a 48.025 on vault. After two rotations, Nebraska led 98.425-97.000.

Balance Beam
The Huskers rotated to balance beam and scored a 48.250. Laeng notched a strong 9.85, while Breen chipped in a 9.825. In the first beam routine of her career, Crouse posted a 9.80. Lambert hit a 9.60 and Williams and Schweihofer each endured a fall, but scored 9.175s to round out the Husker scoring.On floor, Penn State scored a 47.125. After three rotations, Nebraska led 146.675-144.125.
Floor Exercise
The Huskers sealed their victory on floor exercise with a score of 49.025. Crouse led the way with a 9.85, while Houchin and Laeng scored 9.825s. Breen chipped in a 9.775 and Williams scored a 9.75 to round out the Big Red effort.Penn State finished up on beam and scored a 48.775.

Up Next
Nebraska will face its first road test of the season next Saturday in a quad meet at Rutgers. NU will compete against the Scarlet Knights, Brown and West Chester, with the meet scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT) in New Brunswick, N.J.

Notes

  • Sienna Crouse set a new career high with a 9.925 on uneven bars

  • Crouse scored a 9.80 in the first beam routine of her career

  • Crouse scored a 39.350 in the first all-around performance of her career

  • Crouse won the first event titles of her career with a 9.925 on bars, 9.85 on floor and a 39.350 in the all-around

  • Taylor Houchin scored a 9.90 in the first vault of her career

  • Houchin scored a 9.825 in the first bars routine of her career

  • Houchin scored a 9.825 in the first floor routine of her career

  • Houchin won her first-career event title with a score of 9.90 on vault

  • Jennie Laeng won the 16th event title of her career with a score of 9.925 on bars

  • Laeng also won her second-career all-around title and tied her career-high with a score of 39.350, which she scored in last season’s opener at Arizona State

  • Ashley Lambert tied her career high with a 9.875 on uneven bars

  • Megan Schweihofer scored a 9.875 in the first bars routine of her career
     

Name

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

All-Around

Danielle Breen

9.775

9.825

9.775

Sienna Crouse

9.775

9.925

9.80

9.85

39.350

Sierra Hassel

9.075

Taylor Houchin

9.90

9.825

9.825

Jennie Laeng

9.75

9.925

9.85

9.825

39.350

Ashley Lambert

9.825

9.875

9.60

Megan Schweihofer

9.75

9.875

9.175

Grace Williams

9.175

9.75

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Team

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

Total

Nebraska

49.000

49.425

48.250

49.025

195.700

Penn State

48.025

48.975

48.775

47.125

192.900