Notes & Quotes
Sophomore Garrett Spurgeon
returns for spring semester competition leading the team in smallbore, averaging 584 … junior Maren Prediger
leads the team in air rifle with a 594 average for the season … the Mountaineers are averaging an aggregate 2357 in air rifle and 2317 smallbore this season.
Coach Jon Hammond: “We’re very well rested now, and our shooters have had time to work on things. The team is ready to get back to competing and working towards the post-season.”
This Week in Gymnastics
The West Virginia University gymnastics team continues its season-opening road trip this weekend, as the Mountaineers (1-2) compete at Maryland (0-1) on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Comcast Center, in College Park, Md. … the meet is the Terrapins’ home opener.
Last Season in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers opened their 2014 season with a third place, 193.7 finish at No. 21 Kentucky, with No. 15 Penn State and Ball State, on Friday, Jan. 10 … UK won the event with a 195.0 mark, while the Nittany Lions finished second (193.975) and the Cardinals placed fourth (190.875) … WVU ended the night on a high, scoring a meet-best 48.95 on bars … freshman Alexa Goldberg
anchored the event with a winning 9.925 score, the ninth-best mark in program history … a Mountaineer also won vault, as sophomore Jaida Lawrence
, an All-Big 12 vaulter, tallied 9.85 with a stuck yurchenko layout full … sophomore Melissa Idell
opened the team’s floor lineup with a career-best 9.8, the second-best score of the meet, and finished fifth overall … junior Lia Salzano
paced the team on beam and finished fourth overall with a 9.725 score … freshman Nicolette Swoboda
placed fifth in her career debut with a 38.8 score.
Notes & Quotes
Goldberg’s bars score was the team’s best mark on the event since 2009 … senior Hope Sloanhoffer
tallied 38.325, pushing her career point total to 1,407.3 … she now ranks No. 18 on the Mountaineers’ all-time career point chart … WVU opened the meet hitting six-for-six on beam … Sloanhoffer finished second on bars with a 9.85, while senior Erica Smith
placed fourth with a 9.8 … WVU dropped to 6-37 all-time against PSU …the Mountaineers continue to own advantages of UK (15-7) and BSU (8-2) … WVU is 36-15-1 all-time against UMD, a former East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) foe … the Terps opened 2014 with a 194.8-192.05 loss at Central Michigan on Friday … the teams split their meetings in 2013, with WVU winning, 196.05-194.8, at the WVU Coliseum on March 15, and losing 196.175-195.775, in College Park on Feb. 17 … WVU will also compete at UMD on March 16.
This Week in Tennis
West Virginia returns to the courts after the Holiday break ... the Mountaineers host Akron on Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m., at Ridgeview Racquet Club.
Last Week in Tennis
WVU was idle last week.
Notes and Quotes
The Mountaineers look to improve on last season’s 4-17 mark ... freshman Kaja Mrgole
led WVU with six wins in singles play during the fall campaign ... last year’s top duo of sophomore Hailey Barrett
and junior Ikttesh Chahal
return as the No. 1 doubles pairing, recording a mark of 5-7 in the fall.