Girls' Gymnastics trounces Buffalo Grove, Hoffman Estates

By Wyatt Dojutrek, executive online sports editor
Hosting a gymnastics tournament requires a lot of difficult setup, from moving the equipment to removing the bleachers.
Head coach Bridget Erickson was in the process of closing down the meet when she heard something that caught her attention.
The voice on the loudspeaker said that the Prospect Knights girls’ varsity gymnastics had defeated both Buffalo Grove and Hoffman Estates when they hosted the triangular meet on Jan. 10.
The Knights scored 135.15 points, edging out the second place Bison, 134.85, and third place Hawks, 133.10 points.
“This was a very competitive meet,” Erickson said. “At the beginning of the meet, we knew that Buffalo Grove was going to be the team to beat, and we are hoping to win our side of the conference.”
After being outscored the week before to Buffalo Grove, 137-124, it was a different story this time around for the Knights.
“We all just came out and had a really good meet,” Erickson said.
The Knights had some all-around performances from sophomore Jill Schmit, senior Rosie Barros and freshman Naiya Rooks.
“Everybody had a hand in this meet; everybody got to do an event. Everyone’s score at some point mattered; they did what they needed to do,” Erickson said
For the Knights, taking down Hoffman Estates was no cakewalk either.
“[Hoffman Estates] probably had their best meet of the season,” Erickson said.
As the season winds down, Erickson knows it will be a long way to the top to get the MSL East division plaque.
“Those are all really good teams,” Erickson said. “We haven’t really seen Elk Grove in a while, haven’t seen Rolling Meadows in a while, so we’ll see.”