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No. 1 Trojan gymnasts beat No. 5 Valparaiso

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By TR HARLAN

The No. 1 ranked Chesterton gymnastics team took its show on the road Tuesday night and didn’t disappoint those that bought tickets.

The Trojans posted a 113.775 team score to best No. 5 arch-rival Valparaiso (112.30) and remained undefeated on the season.

“In a very loud, exciting place that’s a great night for us,” Chesterton coach Dawn Matthys said. “It’s always so loud in this fieldhouse. It’s great to do it here. They showed focus and mental toughness tonight. I’m very proud of them.”

Chesterton took control early with a 28.70 set on the Bars led by individual event winner Sophie Hunzelman (9.65). Mia Pak was second (9.55) and Jordan Bush was fourth (9.50).

The trio continued to roll on the Vault as Bush took top honors (9.60) with Pak second (9.55) and Hunzelman sixth (9.40).

“The three All-Around varsity girls, you can’t say enough about them,” Matthys said. “They were good on Saturday and they came out and hit again tonight. I can’t ask any more from them.”

By the end of the third rotation, the Floor, the Trojans had all but finished the deal. Bush won with a 9.75, followed by Hunzelman in third (9.60) and Pak in fourth (9.55).

“We had eight girls score 9.0 or above on the Floor,” Matthys said. “That’s our depth. We’re not only talented at the top, we have talent all the way through the lineup.”

The Trojans final stop came on the Beam as Pak won with a 9.55. Bush was third (9.05) and Hunzelman was fourth (9.025).

“Mia’s beam routine is the first thing that comes to mind,” Matthys said. “That’s the first time she’s hit it and it was long overdue. To do it in this atmosphere is fantastic.”

The Trojans swept the top three spots in the All-Around as Pak took top honors (38.20), followed by Bush (37.90) and Hunzelman (37.675).

“I don’t think they feel the pressure,” Matthys said. “They just go out and do what they do.”

Chesterton returns to action next Tuesday when they travel to Lake Central to face the Indians. Competition begins at 6 p.m.

“All they have to do now is stay consistent,” Matthys said. “You’re always striving for the perfect 10 in gymnastics. There is always room to get better.”

Chesterton 113.775, Valparaiso 112.30

AT VALPARAISO

Vault -- 1. Jordan Bush ©, 9.60; 2. (tie) Mia Pak © and Rachel Moneta (V), 9.55; 4. Whitney McKeon (V), 9.45; 5. Lizzy Wilson (V), 9.425; 6. Sophie Hunzelman ©, 9.40.

Bars -- 1. Sophie Hunzelman ©, 9.65; 2. (tie) Mia Pak © and Jenna Algozine (V), 9.55; 4. Jordan Bush ©, 9.50; 5. Lizzy Wilson (V), 9.45; 6. Whitney McKeon (V), 9.40.

Beam -- 1. Mia Pak ©, 9.55; 2. Megan Wagenblast (V), 9.225; 3. Jordan Bush ©, 9.05; 4. Sophie Hunzelman ©, 9.025; 5. Alyssa Donovan ©, 9.00; 6. Chloe Larson ©, 8.85.

Floor -- 1. Jordan Bush ©, 9.75; 2. Rachel Moneta (V), 9.65; 3. Sophie Hunzelman ©, 9.60; 4. Mia Pak ©, 9.55; 5. Whitney McKeon (V), 9.525; 6. (tie) Lizzy Wilson (V) and Jenna Algzoine (V), 9.50.

All-Around -- 1. Mia Pak ©, 38.20; 2. Jordan Bush ©, 37.90; 3. Sophie Hunzelman ©, 37.675; 4. Rachel Moneta (V), 37.25; 5. Whitney McKeon (V), 37.15; 6. Lizzy Wilson (V), 36.875.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 102.475,

Valparaiso 100.275

The Chesterton junior varsity pulled out a 102.475-100.275 victory at Valparaiso on Tuesday night.

Individual event winners for the Trojans included Maddie Juestel on the Vault (8.80), Caity Bogue on Beam (8.95) and Chloe Larson on Floor (9.075).

Belle Marchetti won the All-Around (33.775).

 

 

Posted 1/31/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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