SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Led by a career nights from juniors Kendra Daniels and Morgan Ross, the Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team scored a season-high 190.900 points and recorded one of the best balance beam totals in program history Friday in a loss to Sacramento State at the Hornet’s Nest.

The host Hornets won the dual meet with 194.400 points behind a 39.100 all-around performance from Caitlin Soliwoda.

“This was a very strong effort,” said UAA head coach Paul Stoklos. “I hope this is indicative of our potential to score even higher this year. I’ve seen improvement up and down our lineup, and our experienced gymnasts like Kendra and Morgan are providing the leadership we need.”

UAA started strong on uneven bars with a season-best 46.950, led by a career-high 9.6 from junior Madeleine Arbuckle, plus a 9.4 from freshman Sofie Riley. Ross equaled her personal best and delivered UAA’s top vault score of the year with a 9.75, while sophomore Kierra Abraham added a 9.65.

The Seawolf veterans continued to excel on floor exercise as Ross and Daniels both danced to 9.725s, with Daniels’ effort coming in her first-ever counting floor routine. Exclusively a balance beam specialist before Friday, Daniels delivered on her expertise in the team’s final routine of the night as well, equaling her career high and the 5th-best beam score in program history with a 9.825.

Meanwhile, Kallie Randolph earned a 9.725 and the Seawolves got 9.65s from Ross and freshman Sophia Hyderally to earn the 7th-best beam total in program history with 48.450 points.

Ross – a team captain from nearby Reno, Nev. – and Arbuckle both crushed their previous career highs with respective 38.325 and 38.125 all-arounds, while Randolph chipped in a career-high 9.3 vault.

The Seawolves return to northern California in two weeks for another pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation duals when they face UC Davis, Feb. 17 and 19.