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Bucs fall to Luverne in gymnastics meet

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Mar 21, 2021

Blue Earth Area traveled to Luverne on March 11, to take on the Cardinals in a Big South Conference crossover gymnastics meet. It was the final contest of the season before Section competition, which was held on Friday, March 19.

Luverne edged BEA by a score of 129.025-127.9.

“Even though our score does not reflect it, our meet against Luverne went really well,” BEA head coach Rachel Cole said. “We did not score where we would like to on vault and floor but the girls still performed well. We only had to count two falls on beam, other than that our routines were solid.”

Addison Armstrong was the only Buc to place on vault. Her score of 8.75 put her in third place. BEA’s other scores were Haley Kalis with 8.575, Annika Ihle with 8.475. Adrianna Reddick with 8.35 and Tailor Douglas with 8.025.

Armstrong also had a strong performance on the bars where her score of 7.7 was good for second place. Douglas finished with a 7.4, Kalis had 7.325, Ihle had 7.25 and Jazmyn Lunz recorded a score of 6.9.

Kalis performed well on beam with an 8.1 which was good for second place. Armstrong’s score of 7.9 was good for third place. Douglas finished with a 7.6, Lunz tallied a 7.3 and Ihle had a 7.15.

Armstrong came through with an 8.75 on floor to claim second place, Kalis finished with a score of 8.2, Douglas had an 8.15, Ihle had an 8.075 and Lizzy Uecker had a 7.725.

The Bucs placed two gymnasts in the all-around. Armstrong finished in second place with a score of 33.1. Teammate Kalis took third place with a 32.2. Douglas had 31.375 and Ihle had 30.95.

BEA’s junior varsity got the best of Luverne and downed the Cardinals 111.95-109.3.