No. 24 Cyclones fall to Missouri

Jeremiah Davis

The No. 24 ISU gymnastics team fell in a close match against Missouri on Sunday, 192.675-192.600, on the road in Columbia, Mo.

The Cyclones (0-1, 0-1 Big 12) were led by senior Michelle Browning, who won the all-around with a score of 39.025, as well as senior Celine Paulus, who won the beam with a score of 9.850.

“Michelle and Celine are two senior leaders for us, and today they showed it,” said coach Jay Ronayne in a news release.

“I know that Michelle will continue her winning ways throughout the season, and Celine showed that she is right there with Michelle. All Celine had to do was land her vault better and she may have won the all-around. I know she can do that.”

Iowa State saw success as a team in both the floor and the beam, collecting scores of 48.525 for the floor and 48.300 for the beam, which briefly gave the Cyclones hope to come back and get a win against the Tigers.

The Cyclones had put themselves in a hole early, struggling on the bars as a team, something Ronayne did not anticipate.

While he was happy with the way they finished, Ronayne said there is still work to do.

“Overall, I am happy with how we responded, but we still need to fix a lot of mistakes that we saw out there today,” Ronayne said in the release.