Team high not enough for Ladies
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | by Nathan Yacovissi

SHREVEPORT, La – The Centenary Ladies’ gymnastics team posted a season best team score (191.150) Sunday afternoon, but would come up just short as Alaska (191.950) would win the rematch. Several great performances were posted by the Ladies despite some injuries entering the matinee.  

Leading the Maroon and White in all-around was Jessica Lieblich (38.650) for a season-high and second place. Meg Crowley (37.400) rounded out the all-around with third.

Kellie Slater (9.575) led the Ladies for the third meet in a row on vault and placed third in a three-way tie. After a rough start on bars, a quartet of Ladies scored a 9.575 or higher including: Amanda Holt (9.575), career highs by Christy Martinez (9.675) and Stephanie Strickler (9.775), and Lieblich’s (9.700) season high. Strickler took away first as the bar champion and Lieblich would finish third.

Lieblich (9.775) led the Ladies in her best performance of the season on beam to take first. Tawnee Hadd (9.725) improved from Friday evening with another season-high and also placed top three individual finish with third.

Coming down to the wire on Floor, three Ladies would place in the top three finishers. Crowley (9.775) led all competitors and would receive first place. Robyn Price (9.725) tied for second place, and Lieblich (9.700) again matched a season-high.

“It was anticipated that it would be a tough day, and knew Alaska was going to come out with a vengeance,” Head Coach Jackie Fain said. “We had some injuries coming in, but the girls fought hard and even with mistakes pulled out our best score of the season.”

“This is just a testament to the team what our potential is, and now we have two weeks off to rest.” Fain added, “TWU is a great environment to compete in, and we are looking forward to going there.”

Centenary Ladies have a break before going back on the road again as they compete in a quad meet against Texas Women’s University, UIC, and Air Force. Competition is slated to begin at 2 p.m.