Season-High Floor Scores Give CMU Win over Colonials
Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Sophomore Brittany Petzold performs a floor routine versus Kent State on February 11. Petzold tied her season-best floor mark Sunday with a 9.875.

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MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan scored a season-high on floor Sunday afternoon to seal a victory over George Washington inside McGuirk Arena.

The Chippewas (10-3) were forced to count two falls on the balance beam in the third rotation, allowing the Colonials (8-7) to pull with .125, 144.475-144.350, but bounced back with their first 49-plus of the season on the floor in the final rotation.

Senior Kristin Teubner, sophomore Brittany Petzold and freshman Halle Moraw each scored a 9.875 with their routines and freshman Becca Druien scored a 9.8 to mark the first time this season that four Chippewas scored 9.8 or better in the same event.

"We now have a 49 event and that is huge for us," head coach Jerry Reighard said. "The team really believes now that when we're bringing up the closer in the meet we have a closer to use. We huddled up, I told them what we needed to do and they delivered." 

The Maroon and Gold led from start to finish despite the struggle on the beam thanks in large part to Teubner. The senior all-arounder continued her impressive streak of performances, scoring above a 39 for the third straight meet with a 39.125. She finished first in the vault with a 9.8, first on the beam with a 9.7 and tied for first on the floor en route to claiming the all-around.

Despite the season-low 47.300 on the beam the Chippewas still claimed the top two spots in every event, including claiming the top four spots in both the uneven bars and the floor exercise.

CMU will return to Mid-American Conference action a week from today at Northern Illinois where it can claim its second-straight regular season title with a win over the Huskies. The Chippewas are currently the only team in the conference with an undefeated record with just two meets remaining. The meet will begin at 2 p.m.