DuBOIS — The DuBois gymnastics program honored its two seniors — Andy Weese and Dezyrae Stewart — prior to Wednesday’s meet with St. Marys, then went out and posted its best team score of the season.
That total of 120.400 still wasn’t quite enough to best the Lady Dutch, who took home the victory after finishing with a 125.125.
St. Marys collected three individual wins and had the all-around champ while sweeping the podium (Top 3) in two of the four events on the night.
Kaitlynn Neureiter led way for the Lady Dutch, winning both the vault (8.700) and beam (8.880). She also was second on bars (7.075) and sixth on floor (7.900) en route to winning the all-around (32.4750.
Teammate Rachael Johnson landed on top podium herself on the floor (8.775) while placing second to Neureiter on vault (8.600) and beam (8.050). Johnson also was ninth on bars (5.100) as part of a fourth-place finish in the all-around (30.525).
St. Marys also had the third-place finisher in the all-around in Therese Guido, who used a steady showing in all four events to finish with a 31.175. Guido was third on beam (7.850) and fourth in the other three events: vault (8.500), bars (6.750) and floor (8.075).
DuBois freshman Morgan Allman crashed the Lady Dutch party in the all-around, as she came away with a runner-up finish after posting a total score of 31.425 to fuel her team’s strong showing.
Allman was second on floor (8.500), third on bars (7.025), fourth on beam (7.500) and fifth on vault (8.400).
Beam proved to be a strong event on the night for DuBois as Perrin Chappel (7.500, 4th), Heather Gilga (7.300, 5th) and Brooke Quairiere (7.050, 6th) all score over seven on the night. Allman was the lone DuBois gymnast to score over seven in the event Monday against Ridgway.
Chappel took home DuBois’ lone victory as he won the the bars with a 7.275. He also was fourth on beam (7.500) and ended up fifth in the all-around with a 29.600.
DuBois got a pair of fifth-place finishes from Weese (personal-best 7.900 on floor) and Damon Olson (6.600 on bars).
“We definitely had a better night on beam than Monday, and we had our highest (team) score of the year,” said DuBois coach Taylor Schall. “Our goal was 120 and we got that. We also had Andy (Weese) score his best on floor and Dez (Stewart) to compete on beam on Senior Night, so it was a good night.”
Outside of its big three, St. Marys got a pair of third-place finishes from Summer Herring on vault (8.500) and floor (8.400).