2017 Home : William & Mary/Ball State

(Excerpt from GoPack.com)

RALEIGH – In result of sweeping the podium on bars and floor and posting the top team score on vault and floor, the No. 24 NC State gymnastics team came away from its tri-meet with Ball State and William and Mary on Friday evening with a final mark of 194.850 – its second-highest performance of the season.

The Wolfpack split the meet, as the Cardinals earned a 194.950 and the Tribe finished the evening with a 192.275. In addition to two event podium sweeps NC State posted 11 top five finishes, season-best team scores on vault and floor and three gymnasts earned career-high marks in their respective events. 

Team Scores

  Vault Bars Beam Floor
Ball State (194.950) 49.000 48.775 48.350 48.825
NC State (194.850) 49.025 48.475 48.400 48.950
William and Mary (192.275) 48.125 47.225 48.450 48.475

Wolfpack Top-Five Finishes
Vault: Chelsea Knight – 9.850 – 1st
Vault: Paris Phillips – 9.825 – 3rd
Bars: Melissa Brooker – 9.875 – 1st
Bars: Hannah Sobhan – 9.825 – 2nd
Bars: Amanda Fillard – 9.800 – 3rd
Beam: Chelsea Knight – 9.825 – 1st
Beam: Caitlyn Fillard – 9.750 – 4th
Floor: Paris Phillips – 9.900 – 1st
Floor: Alexa Phillips – 9.800 – 2nd
Floor: Drew Grantham – 9.800 – 3rd
All-Around: Paris Phillips – 39.000

From The Coach’s Perspective
“I thought we looked better today than we have so far this year, and I think the point of the early part of the season is to get the kinks out and figure out the lineups for the season,” said head coach Mark Stevenson.” You make those changes as you go through the season and look to get better over the year. Vault was really strong, and we had nice routines on bars but counted a fall, which was the first we’ve had to count all year on that event. On beam we made some mental errors and got nervous on the easy skills, but I loved floor and was really proud of of the way we performed despite only having five girls in the lineup. Paris had a phenomenal routine, that was the second one in a row. Overall I’m happy with the meet, it’s always tough losing by one-tenth of a point but have a lot more chances to win.”