COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team makes its final road trip of the regular season when it visits No. 24 Arizona for a tri-meet with Bridgeport at 5 p.m. ET on March 8 at the McKale Center.
QUOTING COACH PAULICIVIC
“We’re trying to make some adjustments and figure some things out. We’re really trying to build off of what we’ve been doing and get a good road score. The Mizzou meet was a really good experience for the freshmen to build their road confidence.”
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
No. 24 Arizona (5-6, 1-5 PAC) is looking to bounce back from a 196.400-196.275 loss to No. 8 California last weekend. The Wildcats are currently ranked 21st on vault and come in at No. 29 on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Maddi Leydin is ranked 25th nationally on vault behind an average of 9.975. On uneven bars, Christina Berg stands at No. 18 with an average score of 9.881. Arizona leads the all-time series against Ohio State, 2-1.
A LOOK AT THE PURPLE KNIGHTS
Bridgeport (11-3) is coming off of a first-place finish at a five-team meet at Southern Connecticut State where it posted a season-high 194.800. Ohio State and Bridgeport have only faced off once before, which resulted in a Buckeye victory.
LAST TIME OUT
The Buckeyes (6-8, 4-6 B1G) placed fourth in a quad-meet at No. 20 Missouri last weekend. Ohio State earned a pair of event titles as a team thanks to a 49.350 on vault and 49.150 on uneven bars. Olivia Aepli tied for gold on bars when she tallied a 9.875.
While at Missouri, the Buckeyes scored a season-high 49.350 on vault to win the event. Freshman Elexis Edwards shined in her collegiate debut with a 9.925 on vault to claim a first-place finish.
BUCKEYES IN THE RANKINGS
As a team, Ohio State is currently ranked 15th on uneven bars, averaging a 49.119 in the event. The Buckeyes also check in at No. 23 on floor exercise behind a 49.056.
Ohio State returns to the Covelli Center for its regular season finale and hosts Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.
GET YOUR TICKETS!
Season tickets, on sale now, include a ticket to each of the four home meets and are $40 for adults. Single-meet tickets are also on sale at $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $8 for youth and seniors. Youth under the age of 2 are free. For more information on Ohio State women’s gymnastics tickets click here.