#7 Michigan hosted MSU in their purple Flip for Chip meet earlier this afternoon.
MSU has obviously had a season in turmoil with all the investigations hovering over their program and athletic department. They're under a first year head coach who was named interim after their longtime coach Kathy Klages abruptly "retired" in the middle of last season.
The Wolverines have dominated this series, entering today's meet with a 25 meet win streak over the Spartans.
Today was no different. Michigan took all 4 event team titles and individual event titles. Polina Shchennikova tied for first on bars along with teammate Brianna Brown with a score 9.875. Polina also tied with teammate Lauren Farley for the balance beam title with a mark of 9.925.
Emma McLean closed out the meet with a 9.950 on floor, which far and away gave her the event title on that event. Freshman Syd Townsend took the vault title with a score of 9.900.
Brianna Brown won the all-around with a stellar score of 39.400.
Michigan beats MSU, 197.250-194.950. An outstanding team score and the first 197 team score since January.
This is also very nice to see after junior Olivis Karas ruptured her achilles last weekend against Maryland, ending her 2018 season. That is a huge loss and coach Bev Plocki mentioned it during the week on WTKA, NEEDING the rest of the team step up and make up those lost points that she brought to this team.
This is Michigan's 26th straight win over MSU, moving the all-time record to 71-38.
Michigan is now 5-1 and 4-1 in the B1G. The Wolverines will take a break from B1G play and head to Raleigh for the NC State Quad next Saturday against NC State, North Carolina and Brown.
I would've had photos to share for this but I was unable to attend today (as well as the MLAX game) due to pneumonia.