GYMNASTICS: Tigers fall to Martin County Area
MARSHALL – The Marshall gymnastics team battled through injuries and a short team and competed strong, but fell to Martin County Area 129.4-103.2 in Marshall on Thursday.
The junior varsity squad came up short, losing to the Magic 117.05-74.1.
“I think our team did well tonight,” said Marshall gymnastics head coach Heather Buysse. “Tonight we had two varsity girls fully out. Shauna (Vandendriessche) is another varsity girl who is injured, so she only competed in the beam tonight.”
Natalie Rademacher led the Tigers on the all-around with a score of 28.575. She had high points for the team on the bars (7.100).
Meg Ellis was next with a 25.950, pacing Marshall on the balance beam (7.425), the floor exercise (6.875) and the vault (8.300).
“Our bar routines are gradually improving,” Buysse said.
Kayla Nelson and Hailey Aguirre turned in the remaining all-around scores, scoring 25.825 and 22.850 respectively.
With varsity competitors out, several junior varsity team members got their first taste of varsity action. Jordyn Kack competed on floor exercise (4.650) while Kaitlyn Matzner competed on the vault (7.575). Vandendriessche was the fifth score on the beam (5.975) and Madison Schumacher competed on the bars (2.900)
“Jordyn competed on varsity for her first time tonight on floor. Kaitlyn also competed for her first time tonight on vault,” said Buysse. “The junior varsity is stepping up to help the team out.”
The Tigers are in action again in the new year when they face Redwood Valley on Jan. 4.
Martin County Area 129.4, Marshall 103.2
All-Around: Natalie Rademacher 28.575, Meg Ellis 25.950, Kayla Nelson 25.825, Hailey Aguirre 22.850.
Balance Beam: Ellis 7.425, Rademacher 6.825, Nelson 6.500, Aguirre 6.350, Shauna Vandendriessche 5.975.
Bars: Rademacher 7.100, Nelson 4.950, Aguirre 3.350, Ellis 3.350, Madison Schumacher 2.900.
Floor Exercise: Ellis 6.875, Rademacher 6.525, Nelson 6.150, Aguirre 5.450, Jordyn Kack 4.650.
Vault: Ellis 8.300, Nelson 8.225, Rademacher 8.125, Aguirre 7.700, Kaitlyn Matzner 7.575.
Martin County Area 117.05, Marshall 74.1
Balance Beam: Jordyn Kack 5.600, Ashley Theis 5.500, Kaitlyn Matzner 5.300, Shauna Vandendriessche 4.700, Madison Schumacher 4.600, Mikayla Chesley 4.500.
Bars: Vandendriessche 4.000, Kack 3.900, Theis 3.800, Shiloh Doop 3.600, Matzner 2.900, Megan Kock 2.700, Chesley 2.600, Samantha Nielsen 2.000.
Floor Exercise: Schumacher 4.950, Theis 4.700, Matzner 3.150, Chesley 3.150, Nielsen 2.150.
Vault: Chelsea Luckhardt 7.500, Doop 7.150, Schumacher 7.100.