BGSU gymnastics edged by Western Michigan

The Bowling Green Falcons narrowly dropped its home opener to Western Michigan, 195.925-195.05, on Friday evening at Anderson Arena in Mid-American Conference action.

BGSU’s 195.05 was its best score since the Ohio State tri-meet last year (195.7).

“I am really proud of the team tonight. We took a huge step forward in every single event. You can see them building their confidence moving into the season,” BGSU coach Kerrie Turner said.

“We had many good individual performances, but the most exciting part was seeing the team come together and everybody work their hardest to earn a great score.”

Isabella Rivelli notched a 9.9 on bars, which is tied for the sixth-best score in the event in BGSU history. It also was the best score in the event on the evening.

Kathryn Weilbacher narrowly lost the All-Around with a score of 39.275, but won the vault with a career-best 9.9. The score on vault for Weilbacher is tied for the seventh-best score in program history in the event.

Weilbacher notched a career-high 9.9 on vault which is tied for seventh all-time in BGSU history. Weilbacher’s 39.275 in the all-around was also a career high.

Megan Bingham had a career-best 9.8 on beam, Charniya Brown had a career-best 9.75 on vault, Elise Brzoska had a career-best 9.65 on beam and made her floor debut with a 9.625 and Madison Coburn had a career-best 9.7 on vault.

Bowling Green is next in action on Fri., Jan. 27 when BGSU returns to MACtion at Central Michigan. The event starts at 7 p.m.