GYMNASTICS: Cardinals lose both meets over the weekend
Nicole Allen performs well in multiple events in two meets
Even with victories by junior Nicole Allen in the all-around competition both Friday and Sunday, the Ball State gymnastics team wasn't able to secure wins in its two meets this weekend.
Ball State fell to Michigan State on Friday with a score of 195.025 to 193.300 and to Western Michigan on Sunday by a wider margin of 194.225 to 191.600.
The Cardinals did not win any rotations as a team this weekend, despite having nine gymnasts place in the top three events.
Allen was Ball State's top performer against Michigan State. She finished first on the vault with a score of 9.900.
On the floor, Allen tied for second with sophomore Aftyn Siemer with a 9.800, as well as Michigan State opponents Alyssa Brennan and Ashley Noll.
Sophomore Leah Wilson and Allen tied for second on the beam for Ball State with Noll and Alex Pace of Michigan State, scoring 9.750.
Allen again led the Cardinals on Sunday at Western Michigan. Allen beat Taylor Zondervan and Cepeda Carter for the top all-around position. She walked away with a first-place finish on the beam with a score of 9.675.
On vault, Allen took third with a score of 9.875.
Junior Emily Wehrle tied for second on the beam with Western Michigan's Stacy Kramer, Hannah Brooks and Caroline O'Brien.
On the floor exercise against Western Michigan, Siemer finished third with a score of 9.775.
The team returns home for an "Alumni Night" at 7 p.m. on Friday at Irving Gym, featuring a matchup with Bowling Green.