The Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-7, 1-4) gymnastics team lost their most recent match versus Michigan State on Saturday, March 7 in East Lansing. The Spartans came away with a 195.625-194.200 victory, while the Eagles were led by Jada Rondeau, Emili Dobronics, Kara Roberts and Caitlin Satler.
On the bars, the Eagles had three athletes score higher than a 9.600 as Rondeau led the way with a score of 9.825. She was followed by Roberts (9.675) and Cali Harden (9.650). Three other EMU gymnasts competed in the bars event as Charlotte Reynold and Hannah Hartung both had 9.525, while Cortney Bezold rounded out the team with a 8.975.
As for the vault, Dobronics and Roberts tied with a team-high 9.750. Three other Eagles athletes scored better than 9.600. Harden earned a 9.700, which was the third best on the team. She was followed by Hartung, who was just behind at 9.675. Carly Kosanovich (9.600) and Rondeau (9.475) were the bottom two finishers for the Eagles.
After the bars and vault, the Eagles had a combined score of 96.675. The next event was the floor, and Roberts and Rondeau led the way with an impressive score of 9.825 each. Satler wasn’t very far behind, as she totaled a 9.800. The other three EMU gymnasts were Dobronics (9.750), Mickayla Stuckey (9.675) and Kosanovich (9.575).
On the beam, Satler scored a team-high 9.875, just ahead of Shannon Gregory and Stuckey, who finished with scores of 9.775 and 9.750, respectively. Rondeau earned a 9.625 as she totaled 38.750 for the all-around score. Roberts also scored a 9.625 on the beam, finishing with a team-high 38.875 for the all-around total.
With the loss, the Eagles fall to 3-3 on the road. They were coming off a road victory over Air Force on Saturday, Feb. 29 in Colorado. Eastern Michigan’s next match will be against Kent State on Friday, March 13 in Kent at 7 p.m. After that, the Eagles will compete in the MAC Championships on Saturday, March 21 in Kalamazoo at 2 p.m.