Ball State defeated Kent State 194.575 to 194.450, advancing to 9-4 on the season. They also recorded a season-high on bars of 48.825.
Freshman Taylor Waldo had the last routine on the balance beam for Ball State. Eastern Michigan had a lead of less than a point over the Cardinals, and it all came down to this.
After starting off 5-1 this season, Ball State Gymnastics was met with a true test of strength against a fifth-ranked Denver team. Head coach Joanna Saleem said the team stuck with their regular training leading up to the meet against Denver instead of trying to make changes.
Ball State Gymnastics defeated Pittsburgh, 193.750- 193.225, after going into the final event with less than a one-point lead. The final event for Ball State came down to beam, where the team finished with a score of 48.550.
Despite the Chippewas sneaking away with the one-point win, Ball State firmly had control for the majority of the game. The evening started out slow with six total points scored in the first quarter. Then, an offensive explosion ensued for the last 45 minutes.