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Feb. 9, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - The 13th-ranked Minnesota women's gymnastics team remained perfect on the season, as it defeated No. 22 Illinois, 196.775-196.350, on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.
Minnesota (9-0, 4-0 Big Ten) recorded higher team totals than the Illini on all four events, with scores of 49.125 on vault, a season-best 49.275 on bars, 49.000 on beam, and a 49.375 on floor.
Sophomore Jenny Covers won the vault with a career-high score of 9.900, while sophomore Kylie Schermann and freshman Lindsay Mable tied for third with scores of 9.850. Mable's score was a career-best.
On bars, senior Janell Campbell and sophomore Cierra Tomson each recording career-highs of 9.900 to tie for first place, while junior Kayla Slechta and freshmen Madie Hanley and Mable each recorded career-best scores of 9.825.
With the score tied at 147.400 heading into the final rotation, the Gophers once again came up with a huge performance on floor exercise, as four Minnesota gymnasts recorded scores of 9.875 or better. Schermann tied Illinois' Alina Weinstein for first with a career-best 9.925, while Mable had a 9.900 and Campbell and Tomson each had 9.875. It was a personal-best for Tomson.
It's the second time this season that the Golden Gophers have scored more than 196.000 points, as they totaled a season-best 196.800 during a quad meet win against No. 1 Michigan, No. 20 Central Michigan and Iowa State on Jan. 26.
Mable finished second in the all-around with a total of 39.350. Illinois' Weinstein won with a total of 39.550, while Covers finished third with a total of 39.125..
Minnesota remains home next weekend for its Best of Minnesota meet against Gustavus, Hamline, and Winona State. The meet will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion. Tickets can be ordered via phone (612.624.8080 / 1.800.UGOPHER) or online at www.mygophersports.com.
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