Cougars Challenge No. 3 Utah

Alethea Boon was the Cougar of the meet as BYU took on No.3 Utah Friday night at the Marriott Center. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU women's gymnastics team recorded season highs on vault and beam and put No. 3-ranked Utah to the test, but came up short in the end falling 194.250 -- 195.825.

"I'm not concerned about winning and losing," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "I'm concerned with whether we stick our routines like we should. Tonight we did at times but didn't at times we should have. Now we need to go out and correct the little things."

The Cougars came out hot in the beginning, notching a season-high 49.000 on vault in their first rotation. Brittany Fischer (9.700), Sierra Jacobs (9.850) and Hayley Jensen (9.800) all recorded career highs while Dayna Smart tied her career-high 9.875. The Utes' Kristina Baskett took first with a 9.975. Nina Kim and Nicolle Ford tied for second at 9.925

BYU struggled on bars in their second rotation as two Cougars fell. The Utes meanwhile recorded a season-high 49.475 on vault to widen their lead.

BYU came back with a vengeance in their third rotation, recording a season-best 49.075 to beat Utah (48.825) on the event. Smart led the way with a season-high and team-best 9.900. Alethea Boon had a career-high 9.850 while Kylee Draper (9.775) tied her career high. Utah struggled on floor with a 48.275 to help BYU narrow the margin.

Kacie Capra led the Cougars on floor with a first-place 9.825, tying her season high, on the last rotation. Smart added a 9.750 for BYU.

The Utes had strong performances from Nicolle Ford, Ashley Postell and Nina Kim. The trio took the top three spots in the all-around. Ford was first with a 39.525. The Cougars' Capra was fourth at 37.950.

Cattermole was pleased with Smart's performance on the night and so far this season.

"Dayna has done well all year," he said. "She's mentally tough and goes out and sets a good example for the rest of the girls."

BYU will look to improve more next week when it travels to Tucson to take on No. 14 Arizona and No. 2 --ranked Florida Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Utah  195.825

BYU 194.250

TEAM VAULT RESULTS

Utah 49.475

BYU 49.000

TEAM BARS RESULTS

Utah 49.250

BYU 47.625

TEAM BEAM RESULTS

Utah 48.825

BYU 49.075

TEAM FLOOR RESULTS

Utah 48.275

BYU 48.550

INDIVIDUAL VAULT RESULTS

1. Kristina Baskett Utah 9.975

2. Nicolle Ford Utah 9.925

2. Nina Kim Utah 9.925

4. Dayna Smart BYU 9.875

INDIVIDUAL BARS RESULTS

1. Kristina Baskett Utah 9.950

2. Ashley Postell Utah 9.875

2. Nicolle Ford Utah 9.875

6. Cassie Myers BYU 9.675

INDIVIDUAL BEAM RESULTS

1. Ashley Postell Utah 9.975

2. Nicolle Ford Utah 9.925

3. Dayna Smart BYU 9.900

INDIVIDUAL FLOOR RESULTS

1. Kacie Capra BYU 9.825

2. Nicolle Ford Utah 9.800

3. Nina Kim Utah 9.775

5. Dayna Smart BYU 9.750

INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND RESULTS

1. Nicolle Ford Utah 39.525

2. Ashley Postell Utah 39.450

3. Nina Kim Utah 39.350

4. Kacie Capra BYU 37.950

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