Ball helped the Hornets to a slim victory over St. Johnsbury Academy Jan. 19, 138.75-134.4, with breakthrough performances in uneven bars and floor exercise, scoring 9.3 on both to win both — tying all-around winner Anna Cushing of St.J for floor honors. Those efforts helped Essex post its highest score of the season to win. Ball was also a close second to Cushing for all-around honors, 35.3-35.1. “Livia is one of the hardest workers on the team and it was very exciting to see all her hard work pay off this weekend,” coach Mary Krug said.