Air Force Takes Third at Nebraska
LINCOLN, NEB. -- With a team score of 188.875, the Air Force women's gymnastics team placed third at a tri-meet in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, March 6. Winning the competition was top-ranked Nebraska, who extended its home winning streak to 56 matches with a score of 196.150. Minnesota took second with a 194.850, while the Falcons claimed third with the mark of 188.875.
In a homecoming, Lincoln-native Jessa Liegl was the team's top scorer on all events, including the all-around. Leigl scored a 9.575 on the vault to place 12th, while scoring a 9.625 on the bars for the same finish. The senior co-captain tied for eighth on the beam with a 9.650 and tied for ninth on the floor with a 9.750. Liegl also led the way in the all-around, placing second with a score of 38.600 -- just .025 shy of the event winner.
Junior Lauren Robison (Garner, N.C.) was third in the all-around behind Liegl with a 38.050. Included in that was a 13th-place score of 9.550 on the bars and a 9.700 on the floor for a 12th-palce finish. Sophomore Sashonna Iwaniec (Ligonier, Pa.) posted the team's second-best vault score of the night with a 9.525 to tie for 13th. Classmate Christine Powers (Hurst, Texas) had the Falcons' second-highest beam score at 9.550.
The Falcons return to the Academy on Thursday (March 10) when they host Pennsylvania. The final home meet for seniors Jessa Liegl and Diane Godar is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., in the Cadet West Gym.