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Nicole Wetzel earned a 9.35 score on floor exercise in Friday's loss against Lindenwood.Wells Fargo Sports Complex.
Courtesy: Sam Wasson/UAA Athletics

Lions hand Seawolves dual-meet loss

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 02/28/2014
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ANCHORAGE – Freshman Nicole Larkin paced host Alaska Anchorage with a 37.825 all-around Friday as the Seawolves suffered a 190.625-189.325 dual-meet gymnastics loss to Lindenwood at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

The Seawolves (2-7) also got a nice performance from sophomore Simone Penker, who had a 9.575 on vault and a team-best 9.675 on balance beam.

The Lions (7-9), from St. Charles, Mo., were led by winning all-arounder Emily Turik (38.250), who scored a 9.75 on bars.

UAA led 47.575-46.650 after the first rotation, but Lindenwood quickly made up ground on vault and earned a 94.775-94.400 edge at the midway point. In the final two rotations, sophomore Rachel Zabawa anchored the visitors on floor (9.675) and beam (9.725) to secure the victory in the first-ever meeting between the programs.

Seawolf freshman Kallie Randolph tied Zabawa’s 9.675 to share top honors on floor, while junior captain Morgan Cook posted UAA’s best beam score at 9.725. Larkin led UAA with a 9.6 on bars, and freshman Julia York tied her career-high 9.675 on vault for second place.

The Seawolves and Lions meet again in UAA’s 2014 home finale on Sunday, Mar. 2. The 2 p.m. dual will mark the final Seawolf Athletics event ever in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex gymnasium as UAA prepares to compete in the brand-new Alaska Airlines Center next year.


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