RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 15 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team posted its first win of the season in convincing fashion, taking down No. 25 NC State, 196.025.-194.550, at the James T. Valvano Arena in Raleigh, N.C. The Buckeyes earned six first-place finishes overall.
“The team did outstanding tonight!” said head coach Meredith Paulicivic. “Another tough road meet and they were even more composed and confident. They had fun. They trusted each other, and they were focused on making corrections from last week.”
Starting the evening off on bars, Jenna Swartzentruber posted a 9.875 to take first place. Olivia Aepli followed in second with a mark of 9.850. The team finished the first rotation with an impressive 49.200 on bars.
Moving on to vault, Olivia Aepli and Jamie Stone finished in a three-way tie for first, both with marks of 9.825. Swartzentruber scored a career high to start off the rotation, registering a 9.775. The squad earned a 48.925 overall.
On floor, the team notched a 48.975 led by a 9.875 from Stone, good for first place. Janelle McClelland claimed second by posting a 9.850. Claire Gagliardi made it a Buckeye sweep, taking third with a score of 9.825.
The squad had a career night on beam, scoring a 48.925. Morgan Lowe shined with a 9.850, tying a career high and placing first out of all gymnasts at the meet. Aepli tied for second with a career-high of 9.825.
Stone won her first all-around title, registering a 39.200, and Aepli followed in second with a 39.125.
The Buckeyes open conference action at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 against Penn State in University Park, Pa.