Freshman Alyson Heimsath tallied a new career-high on floor with a 9.800
March 14, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri and No. 3 Florida each closed out their 2014 regular season Friday night at the Hearnes Center, as the Gators claimed a 198.200 to 194.300 team victory over the Tigers. The meet marked the final home appearance in black and gold for seniors Cathryn Aliceaacosta and Mackenzie McGill.
The Tigers began their evening on vault, and freshman Angie Kern led things off with a new career-high score of 9.850. Sophomore Miranda Eubank and freshman Alyson Heimsath followed next with solid scores of 9.700 and 9.750 respectively. Junior Laura Kappler capped off the Tigers event with a 9.800, and the team finished the rotation with a 48.750 total.
Up second Friday evening at the Hearnes Center for Missouri was the uneven bars. Sophomore Blair Elmore kicked off the event with a new career-high score of 9.775. Junior Briana Conkle was up next for the Tigers and turned in a 9.800 score. After a 9.700 from freshman Sasha Sander, sophomore Miranda Eubank and junior Rebecca Johnson each tallied impressive scores of 9.850. For the rotation, Missouri tallied a 48.975 event total on bars.
Missouri moved their way next to beam for the team's third rotation. Senior Mackenzie McGill turned in one of her best performances of the season for her home finale, as she tallied a 9.775 score. Heimsath was up next and matched her 2014 personal best score of 9.775. Sander picked up the third 9.775 for the Tigers beam rotation, as Missouri closed the rotation with an event total of 47.550.
To close out senior night in mid-Missouri, the Tigers headed to floor and looked to finish strong. Heimsath finished her evening with a new career-high 9.800 score in the event's lead off position. Conkle was up next and tallied a score of 9.775. Freshman Lark Pokladnik once again matched her personal best score of 9.800, which was first set last weekend at Auburn. Kappler appeared in the fourth spot of the lineup, and posted a 9.725 score. Kern continued the strong rotation for Missouri, after hitting a 9.825 routine. Freshman Anna Bowers anchored the event for Missouri, and her 9.825 score closed out a 49.025 event total.
Missouri begins postseason play next Saturday, Mar. 22 with the 2014 SEC Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham, Al. Fans can follow Missouri at the conference tournament next weekend at MUTigers.com.
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