Jan. 30, 2009
After a three-week absence at the Academy's Cadet West Gym, the Air Force women's gymnastics team returns home for a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation showdown with Alaska-Anchorage on Monday, Feb. 2. It is the first time since 2005 that the Falcons have hosted the Seawolves at the Academy. Action for the conference dual meet is slated to begin at 6 p.m.
Weekly Meet Notes 04: Alaska-Anchorage
SCOUTING THE SEAWOLVES
Alaska-Anchorage was off last weekend, following a pair of losses to Centenary at home. In the first meeting, the Ladies narrowly edged the Seawolves by a 185.825-184.425 margin. Alaska-Anchorage remains winless on the year (0-4) as Centenary topped UAA, 190.625-185.675. Lauren Agostino leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on the vault with a season-average score of 9.679. She is also ranked third in the all-around, fourth on the balance beam and fifth on the floor exercise.
Air Force leads the series with Alaska-Anchorage 25-16, including an 11-5 mark at the Academy. The Falcons, which won 12 straight contests during a six-year span, snapped a seven-meet winning streak by the Seawolves last year in Anchorage. The Falcons last hosted UAA in a dual meet during the 2005 season, although they have made two trips to Alaska for four combined competitions.
WE'LL BE SEEING YOU
Alaska-Anchorage will return to the Academy on March 20, when the Falcons host the 2009 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.
IN THE RANKINGS
Freshman Jenna Dudley and senior Abbey Rogers are listed among the league leaders in several events. Dudley is tied for second on the floor exercise (9.717 average) and fifth in the all-around (37.708), while Rogers is ranked fourth on both the vault (9.633) and all-around (27.737). Additionally, the duo's averages rank them amongst the top-10 in the USAG Division, including Dudley's third-place ranking on the floor.
LAST TIME OUT
In its conference and dual-meet opener on Jan. 24, Air Force dropped a 191.050-187.175 decision to UC-Davis on the Aggies' home gym. As a team, Air Force improved its season-high tally on the uneven bars (47.625) by nearly a half point.
DUDLEY DO RIGHT
Jenna Dudley continues to shine for the Falcons, leading the squad with three top-three finishes at the UC-Davis meet. The freshman tallied a second-place score on the floor exercise at 9.725 - a mark that was only .050 off of the meet winner. She also matched that score on the uneven bars to finish third, while increasing her personal-best total in the all-around (38.025) to place second in the multi-event competition.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
Air Force has a quick turnaround following Monday's home meet with UAA. On Friday, Feb. 6, the Falcons will travel to Shreveport, La., for a dual meet with Centenary at 7 p.m.