Gymnasts defeat St. Peter, lose to MCW
The Buccaneer gymnastics team missed two meets last week, due to weather.
They finally got a chance to compete last Tuesday, when they hosted a powerful Martin County West team. The Bucs lost to the Mavericks 142.45 to 128.275.
MCW swept the top four places in four of the five events; vault, beam, floor and all-around.
Only in the uneven parallel bars did the Bucs have two members tie for third place. Both Julia Meyer and LaNay Walker scored 8.4 for the third place medal.
The Bucs scored 34.25 on the vault, 32.80 on the bars, 28.75 on the beam and 32.475 in floor exercise.
Meyer led the Bucs, scoring 33.025 in all-around. Besides her score in the bars, Meyer had an 8.7 on the vault, 7.45 on the beam and an 8.475 in floor.
Blaire Zierke had a 32.40 in all-around, and Cassie Thompson a 30.95.
Mattie Steen led the Mavericks with 36.875. Kristeena Patsche scored 36.675.
A meet scheduled for Jan.15 against Waseca, and a trip to the MCW Invitational on Jan. 17, were both postponed due to weather.
This week the Bucs are set to go to NRHEG on Tuesday, and host St. James on Thursday.
BEA defeats St. Peter
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer gymnastics team got one of their highest team scores of the season, and crushed the St. Peter Saints 130.325 to 118 last Thursday night.
The Bucs scored over 30 on each of the four events. They had a 31.25 on the uneven parallel bars, a 32.4 on the balance beam, a 32 in floor exercise, and a 34.675 on the vault.
Julia Meyer once again led the Bucs, scoring a 33.475 for first place in the all-around. She just barely edged out teammate Blaire Zierke, who scored an all-around score of 33.450.
Meyer and Zierke got scores above eight on each event. Meyer had an 8.450 on the bars, 8.350 on the beam, 8.0 on the floor and 8.675 on the vault.
Zierke scored an 8.050 on the bars, 8.3 on the beam, 8.2 in floor exercise, and 8.9 on the vault.
The Bucs excelled on the vault, with all six girls who performed that rotation scoring over an eight.
Christina Anderson had an 8.575, Marissa Hagedorn an 8.525, Sam Hougan an 8.5, and Lauren Thompson an 8.2.
Next up for the Bucs is a trip to New Richland on Tuesday. They will host St. James in Winnebago on Thursday.