Teams: UC Davis vs. California, Seattle Pacific, Sacramento State
Where: Hornets Nest – Sacramento, Calif.
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Who to watch: Senior co-captain Adee Schoffman completed her last Aggie home meet in thrilling fashion, posting a 9.775 on floor, 9.600 on vault and 9.525 on bars.
“I felt really strong on vault and floor,” said Schoffman. “Bars was a little more of a struggle for me, but I hit all three.“
For her efforts, Schoffman was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation gymnast of the week. She looks to ride her momentum with two meets remaining on the season.
“I think we can still see some higher scores this season,” Schoffman said. “We are capable of more. We had to count a fall [Sunday] and we still nearly broke 193.“
Did you know? If the main UC Davis athletics website isn’t enough for Aggies gymnastics fans, the team has started its own site this season: web.me.com/jtcilav/Team_Aggie_Gymnastics.
In addition to pictures and the schedule, they have a blog covering every meet with each entry being posted by a different athlete.
Preview: Just like the Aggies, Sac State set a season-high score at Sunday’s meet at the Pavilion. But unlike the Aggies, Sac State won.
The No. 40 Hornets will be tough to beat, but UC Davis has been steadily improving lately, setting season-high scores four weeks in a row.
“Each meet has been an uphill progression for us,” senior Kayla Koch said. “At this point, we have so much to build on for these last couple of meets.“
In addition to Sac State, MPSF rival Seattle Pacific will be competing along with a winless Cal squad.
“It’s going to be a very good meet for us,” coach John Lavallee said. “As we are coming to the end of the season here, it’s going to be a good opportunity for us to hopefully get up and have another strong performance like we did [Sunday].“