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Gymnastics: Win at Eastview extends dual streak to three

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.

"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.