Mundelein edges host Lake Forest

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Mundelein 131.55, Lake Forest 126.4


Both teams kept things as simple as possible during a Wednesday night NSC meet. Mundelein and Lake Forest used all-arounders in all five competitive slots (except for Lake Forest’s Tabby Jeffers, who didn’t compete on floor). The Mustangs outperformed the hosts and got the victory.


Vault and floor often are the two higher-scoring events, and that was true for the Mustangs. The Scouts couldn’t keep up with the Mustangs, getting outscored by 5.2 points in the aforementioned events.


Lake Forest senior Brittany Moccia showed why she’s one of the top gymnasts in the state, winning the all-around with a 36.35. She claimed bars with an 8.9, beam with a 9.25 and tied Mundelein’s Mckenzie Kehr for top honors on floor with a 9.4.


While Moccia won the all-around, Mundelein’s Kehr (34.05), Maya Nienaber (33.1), Marissa Rizzo (31.9), Taylor Kozaritz (31.2) and Nicole Ornoff (31) all scored higher than the next Lake Forest gymnast.


“A win is a win and I told the girls that. It’s a conference win though and it’s early, but we have expectations to score big this year. In my 14 years of coaching, if I can keep this team healthy, this is probably the team I can take the farthest in the state series.” – Mundelein coach Nancy Toland

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