Cougar Gymnastics to Host University of Kentucky Wildcats

PROVO -- After four weeks of road competition, the BYU women's gymnastics team comes home to host the University of Kentucky on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

"The whole team is so excited to finally compete at home," BYU's head coach Brad Cattermole said. "We love to be home and have a big crowd cheering us on."

Friday's meet is Gymnastics' Disco Night as well as Cosmo's Kid's Club Night. Prizes will be given away to those with the best disco outfits, and a pre-meet pizza party will be held for the Kid's Club members.

The Cougars competed against the Kentucky Wildcats on January 31, in Lexington, Ken. After some falls on the bars and beam, the Cougars lost to the Wildcats with their lowest score this season, 194.075 to 192.475.

"We just couldn't hit that night," Cattermole explained. "We are capable of so much more then that, and the girls are ready to go out there and prove it."

Despite the low team score in their last match up with Kentucky, individual Cougars placed well in the meet. Lindsay Butterfield took third in the all-around, Brooke Haskett tied for second on bars and took second on floor, and on the beam, Kari Lords took second, and Trisha Ashton took third.

Last week, the Cougars competed in Logan against Utah State. The Cougars fell to the Aggies, but scored in the 195's for the third time this season with a 195.625.

The Cougars are currently ranked No. 30, up four spots from their position last week at No. 34.

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