We understood that they were stronger on floor and that was the only area where they beat us in the first meet. We were hoping to put up some points in the other three events, so we could have a cushion going into the floor. But we had a few problems on the bars and some errors on the beam throughout the meet, so that ended up not quite working out.

The kids did very well in terms of what we could do without Violette. We had to patch together with what we had. We did a great job on vault and a good job on floor. We had a few wobbles and difficulties on beam and the bars, but I think missing Violette probably made us a little apprehensive. Overall, it was good we were able to stay in close with them.