SHREVEPORT, La. – Freshman Isabelle Fox earned a 38.400 all-around and senior Kendra Daniels scored team highs on balance beam and floor exercise Sunday to lead the Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team to a 189.050-188.750 victory over Centenary at the Gold Dome.
Needing a solid performance in the final routine of the meet to clinch the victory, Daniels delivered a winning 9.825 on beam. The Veneta, Ore., product posted a 9.675 on floor to place third on her other apparatus.
The host Ladies got a 37.925 all-around from Cami Bea Austin and victories on vault and floor by Ashley White, but they could not hold on to a first-rotation lead for the second time in three days against the Seawolves.
“We recovered nicely today to overcome a rough start on bars, so it was exciting to get this win today,” said UAA head coach Tanya Ho. “I’m also encouraged by the way our freshmen continue to perform, as we got solid efforts from all four again today, especially Michaela Phillips on floor.”
Phillips posted the Seawolves’ third-best score on floor with a 9.625, while junior Mackenzie Miller had a 9.65 to give UAA a narrow 140.825-140.650 lead heading into the final rotation.
After getting a career-best 9.775 from Fox to lead off on balance beam, the Seawolves picked up a 9.575 from freshman Hope Nelson and a 9.55 from junior Kaylin Mancari to set up Daniels’s clutch performance in the anchor position.
Nelson earned a winning 9.7 on uneven bars and Fox swung to a 9.65, while Fox posted UAA’s best vault with a runner-up 9.575 score.
The Seawolves are off this week before returning to action Feb. 23 for a dual meet at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rival Seattle Pacific.