Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 13 Mar 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 14 Cougars take 2nd place at Arizona State

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TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 14 BYU gymnastics team took second place after scoring a 195.825 against No. 21 Arizona State and West Virginia on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena.

BYU vs. Arizona State & West Virginia Final Results

"Tonight was one of those learn to succeed meets," BYU head coach Guard Young said. "We had a tough draw starting on the balance beam and that really predicted how the meet was going to go. Unfortunately it was a climb for us but the girls responded and came back."

The Gym Devils took first place with a 196.550 while the Mountaineers rounded it out with a 195.750.

The Cougars began the meet on beam, but a rough start landed them a 48.450. Evans led the team with a 9.850 and was followed by Abby Boden's 9.775. Cheyenne Hill and Natasha Marsh posted a 9.700 and 9.650, respectively. Abbey Miner scored a 9.475 while Helody Cyrenne received a 9.175.

In the second rotation on floor, BYU had all six players score a 9.800 or better. Once again, Evans led the way with a 9.900 while Abbey Miner added a 9.875. Briana Pearson and Sadie Miner recorded a 9.850 apiece while Boden scored a 9.825 and Brittney Vitkauskas earned a 9.800. The Cougars posted a 49.300 

On vault, BYU scored a 48.950 as Abbey Miner posted a 9.825 to lead the team. Evans and Avery Bennet each scored a 9.800 and were followed by a 9.775 from Hill. Haley Pitou and Angel Zhong scored 9.750 and 9.700, respectively. After three rotations, the Cougars were in third place with a 146.700 as Arizona State led with a 147.300.

BYU closed the meet on bars, earning a 49.125. Cyrenne led the way with a 9.900 and Evans followed closely with a 9.875. Boden scored a 9.825 while Marsh earned a 9.800. Pitou received a 9.725 and Abbey Miner closed out the scoring with a 9.600.

BYU returns to the Smith Fieldhouse on Friday, Mar. 15, for Senior Night against Southern Utah at 7 p.m. MDT.

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