Jan. 16, 2014
The Air Force women's gymnastics team travels to Denton, Texas, this weekend for a dual meet with Texas Woman's University. The Falcons, in the midst of a three-meet road stretch to open the weekend, will face the Pioneers at 7 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Kitty Magee Arena on the campus of TWU.
SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
Texas Woman's University is coming off of 194.875-189.825 loss at 13th-ranked Auburn on Jan. 10. Stephanie Repp paced the Pioneers on the balance beam and floor exercise, while the squad outperformed the Tigers on the beam by a 48.425-47.650 margin.
FALCONS HAVE STRONG START TO SEASON
Air Force recorded its second-highest season-opening score in the last decade (190.625) during a runner-up performance at 14th-ranked Minnesota on Jan. 11. The Falcons, who easily defeated Lindenwood, posted the highest event score of the night on the uneven bars at 48.200. Katie Hawthorne (uneven bars), Shannen Kelly (balance beam) and Linnaea Hance (all-around) paced Air Force with fourth-place finishes in their respective events.
WELCOME BACK, LINDSAY!
One year to the day after being sidelined for the season with illness, Lindsay Ebel made a triumphant return to the lineup. The junior, who hadn't competed since her freshman season, collected career-best scores to finish fifth on the balance beam (9.500) and sixth on the uneven bars (9.625).
FRESHMEN MAKE CUT IN SEASON-OPENING MEET
Freshmen Cara Curran and Ashley Landry made the Falcons' rotation during the first meet of their collegiate careers. Curran competed on the vault, while Landry competed on the floor exercise.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
The Falcons close out the first month of the season on Saturday, Jan. 25, when they head north on Interstate-25 for a dual meet with Denver, which is tied for 14th in this week's GymInfo standings.