Maya Bordas of Cal
We’re more than halfway through the regular season now (how how HOW?!) and this week is a BUSY ONE, including a bunch of big neutral quad meets.
We’ll get two sessions of the GymQuarters Invitational in Missouri on Friday, featuring Iowa State (No. 23), Lindenwood (No. 42), Texas Woman’s (No. 54), and S.E. Missouri (No. 73) in the afternoon and then in the evening, we’ll get an awesome battle between Utah (No. 4) and LSU (No. 5) to see how these two compare when matched head-to-head for the first time this season, with Missouri (No. 15) and Stanford (No. 26) also taking part.
The Perfect 10 Challenge will also be held Friday night in Oklahoma City, featuring competition from top-ranked Oklahoma, Pac 12 programs Washington (No. 18) and Arizona State (No. 19), and George Washington (No. 35).
UCLA (No. 3) is back home on Saturday after a few weeks on the road, hosting Arizona (No. 25), which could be a good time for them to play with some of their depth before the season gets even crazier. Also in the Pac 12, we’ll get a great match between Oregon State (No. 12) and California (No. 14) in Corvallis on Sunday night, with both teams really stepping it up over the past few weeks making this a must-watch this weekend.
Though a couple of SEC programs will take part in these quads, Friday Night Heights will still be going strong, with Florida (No. 2) traveling to Alabama (No. 9), Georgia (No. 7) hosting Kentucky (No. 13), and Auburn (No. 11) hosting Arkansas (No. 21).
In the Big Ten, Minnesota (No. 16) hosts Maryland (No. 31) on Friday while Michigan (No. 8) travels to Penn State (No. 24), Nebraska (No. 17) travels to Ohio State (No. 22), Illinois (No. 38) travels to Iowa (No. 39) for what should be a super close battle on Saturday.
One of my favorite meets this weekend will be between two of the most underrated teams – and MRGC rivals – Boise State (No. 10) and BYU (No. 20). Both teams are capable of similar potential scores if they hit, and with the action happening in Provo, where the judges have been extra enthusiastic this season, I am so excited to watch this one.
And of course, we can’t forget the now sixth-ranked Denver – the highest in the program’s history! – which will compete at home this week, hosting Illinois State (No. 60). It’s going to be an easy win for the Pioneers, but Denver is now only about a tenth back from reaching the top five, and with the way they’ve been competing in recent weeks, if they continue pushing, this might just be the week they make it happen.
The full schedule for week seven is below. All times listed are ET, the first team listed is the host team, and we’ll update any links as they are updated on each program’s schedule. Once the meet is finished, we’ll add the results. Enjoy!
|WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13|
|6:30 pm||Ithaca 189.925, Cortland 187.125||Results|
|FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15|
|3:00 pm||Lindenwood 195.275, Iowa State 193.675, Texas Woman’s 190.725, S.E. Missouri 188.500||Results|
|6:00 pm||Stout 185.800, Gustavus 184.775||Results|
|6:30 pm||Bowling Green 194.375, Towson 193.025||Results|
|Eau Claire 182.750, Hamline 182.525||Results|
|7:00 pm||Central Michigan 195.050, Eastern Michigan 192.750||Results|
|Georgia 197.300, Kentucky 197.225||Results|
|West Chester 192.675, William & Mary 192.525, Rhode Island College 182.825||Results|
|7:30 pm||LSU 197.250, Utah 197.075, Missouri 196.475, Stanford 195.850||Results|
|La Crosse 189.000, Winona State 183.150||Results|
|8:00 pm||Auburn 197.100, Arkansas 196.175||Results|
|Oklahoma 198.075, Washington 196.250, Arizona State 195.650, George Washington 194.975||Results|
|8:30 pm||Florida 197.325, Alabama 196.475||Results|
|Minnesota 196.850, Maryland 195.325||Results|
|9:00 pm||Boise State 197.175, BYU 196.900||Results|
|Southern Utah 196.575, Temple 194.050||Results|
|10:00 pm||New Hampshire 194.800, San Jose State 194.400, Sacramento State 192.725||Results|
|Air Force 194.200, Seattle Pacific 192.600, Oshkosh 189.100, Whitewater 185.025||Results|
|SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16|
|1:00 pm||Brockport 190.000, Cortland 184.025||Results|
|2:00 pm||Michigan State 195.425, Rutgers 194.100||Results|
|4:00 pm||NC State 195.850, North Carolina 193.700||Results|
|Nebraska 196.400, Ohio State 195.750||Results|
|Michigan 197.075, Penn State 194.750||Results|
|5:30 pm||UCLA 198.025, Arizona 194.975||Results|
|7:00 pm||Illinois 195.650, Iowa 195.400||Results|
|8:00 pm||Denver 197.625, Illinois State 193.375||Results|
|SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17|
|1:00 pm||Northern Illinois 195.700, Ball State 194.700||Results|
|Pennsylvania 193.025, William & Mary 192.850||Results|
|Southern Conn. 192.075, Ithaca 189.950, Springfield 188.100||Results|
|West Chester 191.725, Ursinus 182.800||Results|
|Utah State 196.075, West Virginia 195.575, Pittsburgh 195.100, Cornell 193.075||Results|
|Western Michigan 195.025, Towson 193.100||Results|
|Yale 193.775, Brown 191.950||Results|
|2:00 pm||Kent State 195.800, Bowling Green 194.075||Results|
|3:00 pm||Lindenwood 194.000, Texas Woman’s 193.850||Results|
|LSU 197.650, Missouri 195.475||Results|
|4:00 pm||New Hampshire 196.025, UC Davis 195.525||Results|
|UIC 195.100, S.E. Missouri 185.550||Results|
|5:00 pm||Oregon State 196.950, California 196.150||Results|
Article by Lauren Hopkins