BYU Gymnastics Scores Season-High in Tucson
PROVO -- The BYU women’s gymnastics team (12-5-2) set a new season-high of 195.300 in Tucson on Friday. Unfortunately for the Cougars, the Arizona Wildcats also posted a season-high 195.625 but BYU was able to come out on top of both University of New Hampshire and Texas Woman’s University.
“We had an exceptionally good night on bars,” BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. “We were solid overall and we’re looking forward to getting home to compete against Utah on senior night.”
The Cougars started the meet on bars and were able to receive three 9.800s or higher. Natalie Eyre led the way with a 9.850. Eyre did not score lower than a 9.800 and the solid bar routine was just the beginning of a career-night for Eyre. Raquel Willman and Haylee Rollins followed closely behind, scoring a 9.825 and a 9.800, respectively.
"I feel like we had a good time vibe and we had some real fun out there tonight," Eyre said. "If we just keep it up we'll be in great position for regionals."
Next up for the Cougars was the balance beam, an event that has caused BYU some problems of late. The Cougars did not receive their highest scores of the season and the event was their lowest scoring event of the night but BYU was able to avoid counting a fall. Once again, Eyre gave the Cougars their highest score on the event with a 9.800.
On their final apparatus, the Cougars received their highest score of the night with a 49.100. Eyre finished a near-perfect meet with a career-high of 9.925 to lead BYU. KayCee Gassaway also tied a career-best 9.875 while Haylee Rollins added a solid 9.850.
The Cougars will next face the University of Utah at home on Mar. 18 at home in the Marriott Center at 7 p.m. The meet will be broadcast on BYUtv. Tickets are available for purchase on byutickets.com or one hour prior to the event in the Marriott Center box office.
BYU Travels to Tucson for Tri-Meet
PROVO -- The BYU women’s gymnastics team (10-6-2) will try to end a four meet losing streak as they travel to Tucson to take on the Arizona, New Hampshire and Texas Women’s University on Friday. The meet will begin at 7 p.m. in the McKale Center.
The Cougars have already met the Wildcats twice this season, each winning one meet. BYU and Arizona first met in a tri-meet at Utah State where the Cougars defeated both the Wildcats and Aggies with a score 193.075. In their second meeting, despite the Cougars scoring their second-highest score of the season, Arizona defeated BYU 195.350-195.150.
BYU also defeated Texas Women’s in the two team’s only meeting this season. The Cougars received their highest score of the season in the meet with a 195.200.
New Hampshire will be the only unfamiliar opponent in the meet. The two teams have faced two mutual opponents, LSU and George Washington. Both teams defeated George Washington but suffered a loss to LSU.
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