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Freshman Simone Penker dismounts on balance beam Sunday in the annual Green & Gold Intrasquad meet. Penker was runner-up on beam with a 9.475.
Courtesy: Sam Wasson/UAA Athletics

Davies powers Gold to victory

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 12/09/2012
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ANCHORAGE – Freshman Kayli Davies delivered a win on vault and tied for top honors on floor exercise Sunday to lead the Gold team to a 111.875-110.925 victory in the Alaska Anchorage gymnastics Green & Gold Intrasquad scrimmage at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

Davies, from Mission Viejo, Calif., opened with a 9.625 vault in the first rotation and capped her afternoon with a 9.325 on floor, performing fourth in the order on both events.

Other event winners were junior Emily Petersen on uneven bars with a 9.625, sophomore Paige Pirie on balance beam with a 9.5, and freshman Stefany Bryan with a 9.325 on floor to equal Davies.

Freshman Simone Penker, from Maria Saal, Austria, won the all-around with a 37.475 in her debut, taking top-3 placings on bars (9.425), beam (9.475) and floor (9.15).

The Seawolves begin the regular season with a pair of road meets – Jan. 10 at Bridgeport and Jan. 12 at Rutgers – before returning home Jan. 25-26 against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rival Seattle Pacific.

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