Falcons Prepare for Rematch with UC-Davis
Feb. 13, 2007
For the second time in three weeks, the Air Force women's gymnastics team will face UC-Davis in a conference dual match. The Falcons head to
SCOUTING THE FALCONS: Air Force is coming off of a 194.975-184.150 defeat at the hands of Ohio State, who was ranked 20th in the national standings...the Falcons set two new season-best scores at that meet in the uneven bars (46.250) and balance beam (44.775)...Air Force is currently ranked fourth in the MPSF with an average of 183.475.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES: UC-Davis is ranked second in the MPSF with an average score of 189.410...the Aggies lead the conference on the vault with an average of 48.640...freshman Tanya Ho leads the league on the vault, averaging 9.830, while ranked fourth on the balance beam (9.475)...junior Andi Dolinsky is ranked second on the floor (9.695) and third on the uneven bars (9.575).
WHEN LAST WE MET: Despite mounting a strong comeback during the final rotation, the Faclons fell by a narrow .175 margin to UC-Davis in dual meet action at the Academy on Feb. 4. The Falcons fell 185.600-185.425 to the visiting Aggies. The Falcons found themselves down 140.500-138.675 entering the final rotation, but quickly evened the score at 157.000 after the first two competitors. Air Force, which was competing on the floor exercise, and UC-Davis, which was on the balance beam, traded leads during the final four performances, before the Aggies ultimately took the narrow .175 advantage for the victory.
ONE MORE TIME: While UC-Davis is the only team the Air Force will face on three occasions, it is not the only squad that the Falcons will match up with twice. Air Force, which opened the season at
ABBEY'S ADDING UP: Against
HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE: The Falcons are currently in the midst of a four-week excursion that is taking them back and fourth across the country. Air Force opened its tour Feb. 10 against
`RANK YOU VERY MUCH: Freshman Kayla Kincade has accumulated the third-best balance beam average in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Kincade, whose 9.592 average is backed by a season high 9.650, is the only Falcon to currently stand in the MPSF Top-Six Rankings.
GET OUT THE BROOMS: During the Falcons' first homestand, Kayla Kincade was the Falcons' lone event winner. Scoring a 9.500 on the balance beam, Kincade guided Air Force a near-sweep of the top three spots (UC-Davis' Marie Inouye, who filled in for an injured teammate, tied with Kincade for first-place honors.) Senior Christine Powers tallied a 9.350 to take second on the apparatus, while classmate Sashonna Iwaniec posted a score of 9.325 to take third.
COMING UP: Air Force heads back to the Midwest to take on