Boise State Turns Back BYU, Utah State

The Boise State gymnastics team is building momentum for the postseason. The Lady Broncos topped both #33 BYU and Utah State last night in Taco Bell Arena, displaying consistency in all four apparatuses and posting their second best score of the year.

The Boise State gymnastics team is beginning to hit its stride.  The Broncos downed #33 BYU and #49 Utah State Friday night at Taco Bell Arena, earning their second-best team score of the season.

Boise State totaled 195.625 to top BYU (193.750) and Utah State (189.225) in front of 1,496 fans in Boise . 

"It's amazing how wonderful our crowd was," said co-head coach Neil Resnick in regards to the large crowd of 1,496 fans. "They add an extra point to our scores with their fabulous support."

Junior Amy Glass was the triangular meet's top gymnast, winning her second all-around title of the season and fourth of her career (tied for #10 all-time at Boise State ).  Junior Hannah Redmon was the top individual on vault, bars and floor exercises.  Redmon catapulted to a career-best 9.950 on vault, tying her for the fourth best score in school history on that apparatus.  Redmon is also ranked #4 on the all-time career vault wins list with 13.  The multi-talented Redmon is also #10 all-time for career wins on bars and #2 all-time for career floor wins.

Junior Kelsey Lang scored a season-best 9.875 to top all beam performers.  The title was Lang's fourth of the season, tying her for #3 all-time for single-season beam wins.  She is #6 in career wins on the beam.

The Broncos were consistent with a 49.10 on vault, 48.90 on bars, 48.775 on beam and 58.850 on floor. 

"The girls just did great tonight," explained co-head coach Tina Bird. "We had such solid performances from Yvette (Leizorek), Mallory (Dziawura), Hannah (Redmon) and Sarah (Smith) and that really kept the team's momentum throughout the night."

Freshman Hailey Gaspar gave good support to Redmon on the vault with a third-place finish of 9.825 while Glass scored a 9.80.  Redmon led a 1-2-3 Bronco sweep on bars with junior Mallory Dziawura posting a season best of 9.80 and Glass matching Dziawura's score.  Senior Taylor Jacob was right behind at 9.750. 

The Broncos are beginning to roll on the beam, posting their second-best score of the season.  Gaspar finished third in the event with a nice 9.80, while Glass and Dziawura each scored a 9.775.  Leizorek tied her career best on floor (9.850) to tie with Smith. 

Glass scored 38.975 in the all-around to beat Utah State 's Lyndsie Boone (38.225) and Haley Hogan (38.050).

The Broncos must continue to improve with the Western Athletic Conference Championship coming up in three weeks.  Boise State will meet a BYU team hungry to pay back the Broncos this Friday night in Provo .  The Lady Broncos also must prove they are up to the task against a higher-ranked team, Arizona State , which has also been invited to the meet. 

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