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Gymnastics: Win at Eastview extends dual streak to three

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Gymnastics: Win at Eastview extends dual streak to three
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Look at the team scores and it appears the Rosemount gymnastics team is finally starting to come around.

Irish coach Jason Passeri has mentioned the 140-point team scoring mark as good barometer of where his team is at during the season. If Rosemount is hitting 140s, then things are going well.

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"We're getting there," Passeri said. "We were without Claire Judeh again (Tuesday) and that's about two points on our team score. It was a good meet."

Ever since hitting their first "big" meet of the season against Farmington, the Irish are undefeated in the past three dual meets. They've reached the 140-point mark in three of the last four meets.

Rosemount went on the road and beat Eastview, 140.85-135.35, on Tuesday.

"It's going pretty good," Passeri said. "Again, when they have the confidence and believe in themselves they keep getting better. I think we can still go higher."

And while the team is coming around, so is top all-arounder Katie Murgic. Murgic has begun to post some of her top scores of the season. Murgic won the all-around title against Eastview, scoring 37.075.

Rosemount's Claire Holtz was second in the all-around with a 35.125.

Murgic won the uneven bars with a 9.325, the balance beam with a 9.475 and the floor exercise with a 9.375.

The floor, a strength for the Irish, was unexpectedly down. Rosemount scored a combined 35.5

"We were actually a little low on floor," Passeri said.

Macy Stearns scored an 8.75 to place fourth on the floor exercise.

Holtz won the vault with a 9.25. Kathy Aune was third with an 8.825 and Lindsey Weisensel was fourth with an 8.775.

Holtz added a second-place finish on the uneven bars with an 8.7. Paige Henke was fifth with an 8.075.

On the beam, Stearns was second with a 9.0.

"There are three schools in our section ranked in the top 10, so we definitely have a way to go and improvements to make to compete in our section," Passeri said.

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