Bars Propel Cougars to Season High Score

BYU scored a season-high 49.150 on bars on its way to their best team score of the season Friday night in Tuscon. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

TUSCON -- After struggling on bars against No. 3 Utah last Friday, the BYU women's gymnastics team recorded a season-high 49.150 on the same event to lift the Cougars to a season-best 194.575 against No. 14 Arizona and No. 2 Florida Friday night in Tuscon.

"We did a good job tonight," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "We were a little shaky at times, but overall we did well. We're starting to move in the right direction. The girls are staying positive and working very hard."

BYU came out of the gate a little slow on beam however. Dayna Smart had a very rare fall for the Cougars. Alethea Boon and Kandis Kelly each had good routines though with both posting a 9.775 to lead BYU. The Gators' Corey Hartung took first place on the event at 9.875 while Arizona's Danielle Hicks was second at 9.850.

Kacie Capra tied her season-high 9.825 to lead the Cougars on floor in their second rotation. Smart added a 9.725 for BYU. The Wildcats took the top three spots on the event with Aubrey Taylor first at 9.900.

Brittany Fischer recorded a career-high 9.750 on vault in the Cougars' third rotation. Smart tied with Fischer for tops on the team while Hayley Jensen added a 9.725 for BYU. Arizona's Jami Holton took first place at 9.925.

After a difficult outing on bars their last time out, the Cougars came back with a vengeance on the event in their last rotation. BYU took first place with season-high 49.150. Five Cougars recorded individual season or career highs on the event with Capra leading the way for BYU with a team-best 9.875. Cassie Myers was right behind with a season-high 9.850 while Jennifer Matthews and Kylee Draper each scored a 9.825, a career high for Matthews. Lisa Willis also posted a season-high 9.775.

"Bars was a good event for us tonight," Cattermole said. "It wasn't something they incapable of. They just came out and hit their routines. I was very pleased."

No. 2-ranked Florida took first place overall with a 196.625. The Gators' Hartung (39.425) and Ashley Reed (39.300) took the top two spots in the all-around. The Cougars' Capra was fourth at 38.975, tying her best score of the season.

BYU will be back home next Saturday, March 11, against Boise State. Start time is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: University of Arizona

Meet: Arizona vs. Florida / BYU March 3, 2006

Location: McKale Center - Tucson, AZ Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results

Vault Team Standing

Uneven Parallel Bars University of Arizona

Balance Beam Brigham Young University

Floor Exercise University of Florida

All Around Judge List

Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 University of Florida 196.625

2 University of Arizona 196.300

3 Brigham Young University 194.575

University of Arizona Home

Head Coach: Bill Ryden Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Suzanne Alvey 9.700

Briana Bergeson 9.075 9.825

Alexis Greene 9.800 9.800 9.725

Danielle Hicks 9.825 9.850 9.850

Jamie Holton 9.925 9.250 9.775

Erin Muirhead 9.675 9.800

Rachelle Silberg 9.825

Aubrey Taylor 9.425 9.900 9.725 9.900 38.950

Breanne Workman 9.875

Karin Wurm 9.800 9.850 9.725 9.875 39.250

Team Totals 49.225 49.075 48.800 49.200 196.300

Brigham Young University

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Alethea Boon 9.725 9.775 9.550

Kacie Capra 9.650 9.875 9.625 9.825 38.975

Kylee Draper 9.825 9.725 9.550

Brittany Fischer 9.750

Sierra Jacobs 9.650 9.600

Hayley Jensen 9.725 9.250

Kandis Kelly 9.775

Jennifer Harvey-Matthews 9.825

Cassie Myers 9.850

Dayna Smart 9.750 9.200 9.725

Lisa Willis 9.775 9.675 9.100

Team Totals 48.600 49.150 48.575 48.250 194.575

University of Florida

Head Coach: Rhonda Faehn Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Nicola Willis 9.850 9.425 9.850

Ashley Reed 9.850 9.850 9.750 9.850 39.300

Katie Rue 9.875 9.750 9.725

Savannah Evans 9.825 9.750 9.825

Samantha Lutz 9.825

Corey Hartung 9.875 9.850 9.875 9.825 39.425

Tiffany Murry 9.925 9.800

Breanne King 9.750 9.800 9.800

Chantelle Tousek 9.850

Team Totals 49.375 49.075 49.025 49.150 196.625

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Jamie Holton University of Arizona 9.925

1 Tiffany Murry University of Florida 9.925

3 Breanne Workman University of Arizona 9.875

3 Corey Hartung University of Florida 9.875

3 Katie Rue University of Florida 9.875

6 Nicola Willis University of Florida 9.850

6 Ashley Reed University of Florida 9.850

8 Rachelle SilbergUniversity of Arizona 9.825

8 Savannah Evans University of Florida 9.825

10 Alexis Greene University of Arizona 9.800

10 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 9.800

12 Brittany Fischer Brigham Young University 9.750

12 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.750

14 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.725

14 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.725

16 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 9.650

16 Sierra Jacobs Brigham Young University 9.650

18 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 9.425

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 9.900

2 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 9.875

3 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 9.850

3 Corey Hartung University of Florida 9.850

3 Ashley Reed University of Florida 9.850

3 Cassie Myers Brigham Young University 9.850

7 Danielle Hicks University of Arizona 9.825

7 Samantha Lutz University of Florida 9.825

7 Kylee Draper Brigham Young University 9.825

7 Jennifer Harvey-Matthews Brigham Young University 9.825

11 Alexis Greene University of Arizona 9.800

11 Tiffany Murry University of Florida 9.800

13 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.775

14 Breanne King University of Florida 9.750

15 Suzanne Alvey University of Arizona 9.700

16 Nicola Willis University of Florida 9.425

17 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.250

18 Briana Bergeson University of Arizona 9.075

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Corey Hartung University of Florida 9.875

2 Danielle Hicks University of Arizona 9.850

2 Chantelle Tousek University of Florida 9.850

4 Briana Bergeson University of Arizona 9.825

5 Breanne King University of Florida 9.800

6 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.775

6 Kandis Kelly Brigham Young University 9.775

8 Ashley Reed University of Florida 9.750

8 Katie Rue University of Florida 9.750

8 Savannah Evans University of Florida 9.750

11 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 9.725

11 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 9.725

11 Kylee Draper Brigham Young University 9.725

14 Erin Muirhead University of Arizona 9.675

14 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.675

16 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 9.625

17 Jamie Holton University of Arizona 9.250

18 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.200

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 9.900

2 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 9.875

3 Danielle Hicks University of Arizona 9.850

3 Ashley Reed University of Florida 9.850

3 Nicola Willis University of Florida 9.850

6 Savannah Evans University of Florida 9.825

6 Corey Hartung University of Florida 9.825

6 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 9.825

9 Erin Muirhead University of Arizona 9.800

9 Breanne King University of Florida 9.800

11 Jamie Holton University of Arizona 9.775

12 Alexis Greene University of Arizona 9.725

12 Katie Rue University of Florida 9.725

12 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.725

15 Sierra Jacobs Brigham Young University 9.600

16 Kylee Draper Brigham Young University 9.550

16 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.550

18 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.100

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Corey Hartung University of Florida 39.425

2 Ashley Reed University of Florida 39.300

3 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 39.250

4 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 38.975

5 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 38.950

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