Baker Wins Twice as Titans Fall to Hornets

Feb. 18, 2011

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FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton senior Alaina Baker claimed individual titles on vault and floor while finishing second in the all-around and the Titans posted their second-highest score of the season Friday night, but it wasn't enough to topple visiting Sacramento State in a Western Athletic Conference dual meet at Titan Gym.

The Hornets scored a 191.375 to improve to 5-4 overall on the season and 2-1 against WAC opponents this season while Fullerton posted a 188.725 to fall to 0-4 overall and 0-3 against league schools.

Baker, one of three Titan all-arounders on the night, finished with a 38.225 in the all-around - the third time in four meets this season she has topped 38 points - while finishing atop the medal stand on vault (a season-high 9.775) and floor (a season-high 9.825). She also finished in a tie for second on bars with a season-best 9.70.

Taylor Kearns matched Baker on bars with a season-high score and both were followed closely by Shelly Cooper in fourth as she scored a 9.65 on the event - matching her season high. Freshman Katie Renecker led the way on beam for the Titans, finishing in a tie for third with a 9.525, while Cooper was fourth with a career-high 9.70.

Sacramento State's Amanda Blauvelt won the individual all-around with a 38.350 as the Hornets' only all-arounder for the meet. Elideth Guerrero also took home individual honors on beam, scoring a 9.80 for first place.

The Titans held the early lead after the first rotation, posting a vault score of 47.250 - almost three-tenths better than Sacramento State's bars score of 46.975. However, the Hornets took the lead for good in rotation two, parlaying a 48.025 on vault into a half-point lead and the never looked back.

Sacramento State followed that up with a 48.475 on floor - the highest score in any event on the night - to boost its lead to almost three points and finished with a 47.900 on beam to match Fullerton's closing performance on floor.

The Titans' 188.725 stands behind only the 189.175 scored at Boise State on Feb. 4 while Fullerton set a season-high with its 47.275 on bars.

A dual meet against Minnesota closes out a three-meet homestand for the Titans as they battle the Golden Gophers on Friday (Feb. 25) at 7 p.m. at Titan Gym.

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-2
Thu Feb 23
6:00 PM
Houston
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Thu Feb 23
7:00 PM
CSUN
at Cal State Fullerton
-3
Fri Feb 24
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Fri Feb 24
1:30 PM
Eastern Michigan
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Fri Feb 24
6:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-3
Sat Feb 25
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Sat Feb 25
2:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sat Feb 25
5:00 PM
Georgia
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
6:00 PM
Hawai'i
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sat Feb 25
7:30 PM
Louisville
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
9:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
-2
Sun Feb 26
1:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sun Feb 26
2:00 PM
Utah
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sun Feb 26
4:30 PM
St. John's (N.Y.)
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-3
Mon Feb 27
All Day
vs. 21st Del Walker Intercollegiate
@ Long Beach, Calif.
Virginia Country Club
-3
Mon Feb 27
All Day
vs. Bruin Wave Invitational
@ San Luis Obispo, Calif.
San Luis Obispo Country Club
-3
Tue Feb 28
All Day
vs. 21st Del Walker Intercollegiate
@ Long Beach, Calif.
Virginia Country Club
-3
Tue Feb 28
All Day
vs. Bruin Wave Invitational
@ San Luis Obispo, Calif.
San Luis Obispo Country Club
-2
Wed Mar 01
5:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Cal Poly
-2
Thu Mar 02
1:30 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UC Irvine
-2
Thu Mar 02
5:00 PM
Arizona St.
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic (Fullerton, Calif.)
-2
Thu Mar 02
7:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara
at Cal State Fullerton
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