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BYU, PITT at UNH

By David F.P. [Image Gallery]
(Scores from eyewitness accounts and Troester.) (I don’t have Troester scores for BYU as of yet so I’ll add in info about the Cougars when I get the chance.)

After a trip to Gopher Country, the Wildcats returned home to Lundholm to take on a pair of visiting teams in front of a large crowd. The BYU Cougars had traveled all the way from Utah for the meet, and the Pitt Panthers also made the trek eastward. Pitt and BYU both had fans in the stands as well during the meet. While wins and losses have questionable value, those who do care about such things would be hoping for a UNH win after a loss to Minnesota last week.

UNH report.

For UNH the team improved its team score in one week from 189.3 up to 192.4, the season high so far. This included an increase in Vault, Beam, and Floor, though there was a slight decrease on Bars.

On the Vault the Wildcats were led by Helena Diodati, who has been consistently excellent throughout the season. She picked up an 9.85. Also scoring a 9.85 was freshman Chelsea Steinberg who improved her score in a major way from last week’s trip to Minnesota. Not far behind was Diane Grey with a 9.725, another improvement from the week before albeit a minor one. Katelyn Schenkel came in with a 9.675 to improve her score and Rebekah Porter hit a 9.6. Katie Caliendo added in a 9.425.

On Bars, the team continued to be led by Diodati who scored a 9.725. Behind her was Grey, Porter, and Keeley Smith with a trio of 9.55s and Steinberg had a 9.5. For Grey, and Steinberg the scores represented rebounds from last week.

On the Beam, Taryn LaFountain picked up the team’s top score on the event and for the meet when she snagged a 9.875. Steinberg wasn’t far behind that with her 9.825. Diodati had a 9.6, Melissa Cesar picked up a 9.525, as did Smith. LaFountain and Steinberg had both improved upon their scores from a week ago in a big way, while Cesar and Smith remained relatively consistent.

On Floor, the team improved from a tough outing the last week, to put up a higher score lead by Porter’s 9.625, Smith’s 9.6, as well as Andie Sablosky’s 9.6. Faire Plummer picked up a 9.525, Taryn LaFountain improved on her score of last week, and matched Lindsay Kovary.

Pitt Report

Pittsburgh had their lowest score of the season however, they have not dropped below 190 all year. While they remained relatively steady on Vault from last week, their bars score dropped, though their Beam score rose, and a slight drop in their Floor score finished account for the .6 drop in score.

On the Vault, Dani Bryan led the team for the second straight week though with a slightly lower score of 9.725. Shannon Vafiadou was second among Panthers with a 9.7. Shannon McConnell improved on her score last week with a 9.675, and Molly Moyer and Mallory Brewer remained close to their score of the week before.

Over on the Uneven Bars, Samantah DeBone picked up the top team score of 9.65, with Alix Croop behind her with a 9.625. These both were slight drops from the week before. Kaitlin Harrison improved in a major way from the MSU meet with a 9.55 this time around, and Vafiadou picked up a 9.425, Jessica Byich filled in the scoring with a 9.2, which was a drop from the week before.

On the Beam, Moyer and Debone both picked up 9.6’s. It was a major score improvement for Moyer and a slight drop for DeBone. Anya Chayka picked up several points from the road meet the week before to hit a 9.525, and Vafiadou had the same score. Andrea Konesky rounded out the top five scores with a 9.4.

Finally on Floor, it was Moyer leading the team again with a 9.625, she had also the top score last week. Behind her was Alix Croop with a 9.55, and Shannon McConnell with a 9.5. Malloy Brewer had a 9.4 Moyer, Croop, and McConnell had been the top 3 floor scorers in the past two weeks now.

Vafiadou was the lone all arounder for Pitt and picked up a 37.4

The results were a win for UNH with its 192.400 over BYU’s 191.2 and Pitt’s 190.075.

Moves

(I hope to add Beam and Bars info soon, but here is Floor and Vault information.)

UNH VAULT
(I’m double checking IDs.) Vault 1
Yurchenko, back layout.
Vault 2
Yurchenko, half turn into front layout.
Vault 3
Yurchenko, half turn into front layout or tuck?
Vault 4
Yurchenko, back layout.
Grey
round off on, full twist on, back pike.
Diodati
Yurchenko, full twist.

BYU Floor (I’m sorry I don’t have IDs for these.)

Floor Routine 1

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
wolf jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.
straddle jump with turn, wolf jump with turn. (some type of straddle jump)
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, punch front pike .

Floor Routine 2

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Strug I believe, split jump with turn. (some sort of jump) turn with leg extended, tuck jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, 1/2 twist, full twist.

Floor Routine 3

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Cat leap with turn, wolf with turn, pirouette.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front pike.

Floor Routine 4

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring 1 1/2 twists, full twist.
Switch split leap, strug I believe.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, punch front pike.
Pirouette, (looks like a turning straddle jump into a shushunova)
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twists,

Floor Routine 5

Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, full twist, punch front tuck.
pirouette, wolf jump with turn, straight body jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twists, punch front pike.
a couple of Cat leaps with turn I believe.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, full twist, front layout.

Floor Routine 6

Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, 1/2 twist, front layout.
2 Cat leaps with turn I believe, a pair of straddle jumps with turn.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, double back pike.

BYU Vault (I’m sorry I don’t have IDs for these.)

Vault 1
Yurchenko, back layout.

Vault 2
Yurchenko, back layout.

Vault 3
front handspring, 1 1/2 twists? (Hard to tell)

Vault 4
front handspring, Front Tuck.

Vault 5
round off, full twist, back pike.

Vault 6
round off, full twist, back pike.

PITT FLOOR (I’m working on IDs)

Routine 1
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
straddle with turn, straddle with turn, wolf with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring, full twist, front tuck.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, punch front tuck.

Routine 2
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, punch front tuck.
(missed the dance sequence.)
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.
Wolf with turn, straddle with turn, tuck jump.

Routine 3
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, back double tuck.
(Missed dance sequence.)
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, punch front pike.
wolf with turn, straddle with turn, sissone.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.

Routine 4
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Pirouette, tuck jump with turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, full twist, front layout.
straddle jump with turn, wolf jump with turn, switch split leap, sissone.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.
(Some dance moves I don’t entirely recognize.)

Routine 5
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, back handspring, 1 1/2 twist, front layout.
Switch split leap, double stag leap, wolf with turn, split jump with turn, spin move, straddle jump to shushunova.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, 1/2 twist, full twist.

Routine 6
Tumbling Pass 1: round off, back handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: round off 1 1/2 twist, punch front layout.
turn with one leg extended.
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.

Pitt Vault (I believe I missed one.) (I’m working on IDs)
Vault 1
round off, Back layout
Vault 2
Yurchenko, full twist.
Vault 3
Yurchenko, full twist.
Vault 4
front handspring, front pike or tuck?
Vault 5
Yurchenko, full twist.

UNH Floor (On some of these I missed the dance sequences as I was trying to keep track of three events at once, but I have attempted to match up the routines from the last event as well.

KOVARY (Pass two has changed since two weeks ago.) Double stag.
Tumbling Pass 1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Tumbling Pass 2: front layout, 1/2 twist.
Not sure what type of jump. pirouette. wolf full.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twists.

PORTER (Her routine has changed significantly since two weeks ago.)
Tumbling Pass 1: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist, back handspring, back layout stepout.
(Missed dance sequence.)
Tumbling Pass 2: round off, back handspring, double back tuck.
(Missed some of dance sequence.)
Tumbling Pass 3: round off, back handspring, double back pike.

(The following four gymnasts do not appear to have changed their routines.)

SABLOSKY
Tumbling Pass 1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Wolf jump with full turn, straddle jump with full turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Pirouette
Tumbling Pass 3: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back tuck.

LAFOUNTAIN
Tumbling Pass 1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Straddle jump, straddle half turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back tuck.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, front layout, front full turn.
Straddle jump with full turn. Wolf jump with full turn.

SMITH
Wolf jump full.
Tumbling Pass 1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Some sort of side split straddle jump. Wolf jump with full turn. Straddle jump with full turn.
Tumbling Pass 2: front handspring*, front layout, front layout.
Tour jete. Pirouette.
Tumbling Pass 3: Roundoff, Back Handspring, 1 1/2 twist, punch front tuck.

PLUMMER
Tumbling Pass 1: Roundoff, Back Handspring, double back pike.
Pirouette.
Tumbling Pass 2: Roundoff, whipback, back 1 1/2 twist.
Wolf jump with full turn, straddle jump, straddle jump with full turn.
Tumbling Pass 3: front handspring*, 1 1/2 twist.

UNH Beam

Smith
(Front flip mount, switch split leap, straddle jump, handspring walkout, layout stepout, pirouette, dance moves down on the beam, straddle jump with turn, (some sort of balance move) back pike dismount.)

Caliendo
(Mount from side onto end of the beam, pirouette, front layout stepout, switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump with turn…back handspring walkout, back flip, switch split leap into side straddle, gainer, full twist dismount to side of the beam.)

Cesar
(Round off onto springboard, back layout stepout onto beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split leap, tuck jump with turn, dance move down on the beam, switch split to straddle jump, Round off-2 twists off dismount? )

Diodati
(Mount unknown, back andspring walkout, layout stepout, pirouette, switch split leap, straddle jump, switch split into side split jump (huge height), straddle jump with turn, gainer full twist dismount to side of the beam.)

Steinberg
(Dismount unknown, round off, layout stepout, pirouette, switchs plit leap, back flip into dance moves at beam, split leap, split leap with turn, round off, double twist dismount.

LaFountain
(Mount unknown, switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump with turn, dance moves on beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout into back full twist dismount.)

Schenkel?
(Front flip onto beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split leap, straddle jump, switch split leap, changement?, dance moves at beam level, pirouette, back pike dismount.)

UNH Bars:

Routine 1

Mount unknown, grip change on high bar, jaeger piked, grip change, high to low
aerial transition, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Routine 2
Mounts from front, straddle low bar on way to high bar, grip change, tkatchv, aerial high
to low transition, back layout dismount.

Bronson
Mounts from front over low bar to high bar, grip change, aerial high to low bar transition,
grip change on low bar, grip change on the high bar,(fall)…

Routine 4
Mount from behind to top bar, grip change, tkatchev, aerial high to low transition, grip
change, (1 1/2 twist dismount.)

Grey
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change, gienger, aerial high to low
transition, grip change on low bar, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Routine 6
Mount from front straddling low bar on way to high bar, grip change, gienger, aerial high
to low transition, grip change, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Cesar Exhibition
Mount unknown…grip change on high bar, grip change, jaeger straddled, aerial high to low
transition, back tuck dismount.

Pitt Bars

Missed 1st
Routine 2
Mount unknown…grip change on high bar, gienger, grip change, aerial high to low bar, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Missed 3rd
Routine 4
Mount from front to over low bar to high bar, grip change, tkatchev aerial high to low transition, grip change, back tuck dismount.

Routine 5
Mount from behind to high bar, grip change, tkatchev, aerial high to low bar, aerial low to high bar, front tuck dismount.

Routine 6
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change, grip change, gienger, aerial high to low bar transition, grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Pitt Beam
Routine A

Mount unknown, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, straddle jump, straddle
jump with turn, pirouette, aerial roundoff?…switch split leap, tuck jump with turn,
roundoff into back 1 1/2 twists dismount.

Routine B
Mount unknown…BHS walkout, (back 1/2 twist to handstand walkout?), switc split leap, cat leap, pirouette, (front layout stepout?), split jump with turn, RO?, back full twist to side of the beam dismount.

Routine C
Front jump onto beam, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, turn on one leg, pike jump, front tuck..switch split leap, straddle jump, RO, back double twist off the end of the beam.

Routine D
Mount to middle of the beam, pirouette, back handspring walkout, back flip, switch split leap, changement, sheep jump, wolf jump, straddle jump with turn, (front layout stepout?), gainer back full twist to side of the beam dismount.

Routine E
Roundoff onto springboard, back flip onto end of the beam, pirouette, back handspring, back handspring walkout, back flip, straddle jump, back tuck, cat leap, switch split into some sort of side straddle, RO, back 1 1/2 twists dismount.

BYU Bars

Routine A
Mount unknown…grip change, jaeger piked, aerial high to low, aerial low to high, (front 1/2 twist dismount?)

Routine B
Mount unknown…aerial low to high change, grip change, tkatchev,…grip change on low bar,grip change on high bar, double back tuck.

Routine C
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change, jaeger piked, aerial high to low transition, grip change on low bar, grip change on low bar…back layout dismount.

Routine D
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change, gienger, aerial high to low transition…grip change on high bar, back tuck dismount.

Routine E
Mount front over low bar to high bar, tkatchev, grip change, aerial high to low transition, grip change on high bar, (1 1/2 twists off?)

Routine F
Mount from front over low bar to high bar, grip change, tkatchev…aerial high to low transition, grip change on high bar, (front 1/2 twist dismount?)

Routine G
Mount from front to low bar, grip change, grip change, gienger…aerial low to high transition, grip change, grip change, (2 twists dismount?)

BYU Beam

Routine A
Mount uknown…(front layout stepout?),(back flip into straddling thebeam.), split jump, straddle jump…pirouette, full twist off end of the beam.

Routine B
Mount unknown…pirouette, double stag jump, (front layout stepout?), back hand spring walkout?, switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump…gainer full twist to side of the beam dismount.

Routine C
Mount unknown…back handspring walkout, layout stepout, pike jump, wolf jump with turn…pirouette, split jump with turn, RO 2 twists off.

Routine D
Front flip onto end of the beam mount, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, switch split leap, straddle jump, straddle jump, (split to straddlejump?), full twist off end of the beam.

Routine E
Mount to end of the beam…one handed back handspring walkout, layout stepout, pirouette, (split to straddle jump?), front tuck, changment, split jump with turn, gainer full twist to side of the beam.

Routine F
Rolls onto end of the beam from the side for a mount, layout stepout, back handspring walkout, layout stepout,backhandspring walkout, (some sort of jump.), tuck jump with turn, pirouette opposite direction, ring jump, back pike dismount off end of the beam.

Routine G
Mount to middle of the beam, (aerial roundoff?)…, switch split leap, split leap, back handspring walkout, layout stepout, …, changement, split jump with turn, pirouette, back pike dismount off end of the beam.