Wawasee Gymnasts Back In The Win Column

Wawasee logoSYRACUSE — After dropping a disappointing result to Warsaw on its home equipment Tuesday night, Wawasee returned to the win column with a 94.15-92.75 victory over visiting Lakeland Thursday evening.

The Lady Warriors (2-3) had four gymnasts post at least one top-three score on the night, led by wins from Taylor Busse on bars (7.7) and Kim Garber on floor (9.2). Garber also had the third-best score on beam at 8.35, just a tenth behind teammate Emily Allen’s 8.45. Both of those scores on beam were from no-fall routines. Garber’s score on floor was also her season-best.

Allen was among the top three in all four events, taking second on vault at 8.5, third on bars at 6.6 and second on floor at 8.85. Molly Smith added an 8.45 on vault to help the Lady Warriors.

Lakeland’s Sam Gieseking placed first on beat at 8.5 and second on bars at 6.95. Gieseking also posted an 8.55 on floor and 8.35 on vault. Teammate Chloe Sturdivant led everyone on the vault with a very fine 8.9. Allen edged Gieseking in the all-around scoring by .05 with a 32.40.

“We knew this was going to be a tough meet tonight,” started Wawasee head coach Nika Prather, “Lakeland has a very good team. We were glad to have sophomore Taylor Busse able to compete on bars for us tonight even though she is still dealing with a neck injury.

“The girls are starting to really improve in some areas. We just really need to focus on being consistent.”

Wawasee will visit East Noble on Monday with a 6 p.m. start on tap.



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