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Rutgers Gymnastics defeats Nebraska for first time since joining Big Ten

Belle Huang and Hannah Joyner starred in the victory.

Ben Solomon/Rutgers Athletics

Rutgers gymnastics won its first meet of the season on Sunday and earned its first ever win over Nebraska since joining the Big Ten seven years ago. The Scarlet Knights won 194.025-193.800 on the road, as they scored season highs on the vault, bars and beam.

Senior Belle Huang and sophomore Hannah Joyner led the way, finishing first and second in the all-around standings. They scored 39.150 and 39.100 respectively.

Overall, Rutgers had eight top three finishes and had at least one RU gymnast in the top three for every event.

On the bars, senior captain Emily Drauss finished third with a season high score of 9.800.

Huang won the floor event with a score of 9.825.

Joyner won the vault with a score of 9.850, tying her career high.

Both Huang and Joyner registered 9.900 scores on the beam, tying for second in the event, which secured the meet victory. As a team, Rutgers produced the second highest beam score in program history, as Junior Kiera Doherty-Herwitz scored at 9.857 and freshman Stephanie Zannella scored 9.825, career highs for both gymnasts.

Rutgers is now 1-3 this season and will host Ohio State (3-3) this Sunday, February 14 at the RAC at 1 p.m. ET.