Cougars Defeat No. 23 Thunderbirds

Senior Alethea Boon tied for the individual all-around title Friday evening. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- With sound performances all around, the No. 34 BYU gymnastics team ousted No. 23 Southern Utah with a 194.550-193.300 win, Friday night in the Marriott Center.

"Overall it was a mediocre meet for us," said BYU head coach Brad Cattermole. "Nothing sticks out as being great. We definitely have practiced this week a lot better than we performed tonight."

The Cougars started with solid performances on vault sticking 48.700 on the event. Seniors Dayna Smart-Allen and Alethea Boon rounded out the event with the highest-scores for BYU, both earning 9.825 markings.

BYU retained its momentum as the Cougars moved to the uneven bars, landing a strong 48.625. That is the second-highest event score on the uneven bars for BYU this season. Sophomore Megan Donehue topped the squad for the second meet in a row posting 9.825 on the apparatus.

On the balance beam Junior Hayley Jensen and Smart-Allen, both earned 9.750, and led the squad to a 48.575 on the event. Boon followed suit earning 9.725 just behind the two.

Finishing the meet with the floor exercises, the Cougars posted 48.650. Kaylee Gallup topped the floor team with 9.775, tying her season-best. With that score Gallup claimed the individual title on floor, a first for the sophomore. Heidi Poulson-Rasmussen followed sticking 9.750 on the event.

The only Cougar to compete in the all-around, Boon earned 38.975 and tied for the individual title.

"They did stick their routines, but the girls wanted to do better," Cattermole said. "I can't put my finger on it. Nothing went wrong, we just weren't as crisp and clean as I would have liked."

Cattermole said it was an off night for the Cougars, and his team should be ready for its next meet. The Cougars will challenge in-state opponent Utah State University in their last home meet of the season on Monday. The meet will start at 4 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse. Admission is free.

March 7, 2008

Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 BYU Cougars 194.550

2 Southern Utah T-Birds 193.300

BYU Cougars Home

Head Coach: Brad CATTERMOLE Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

BERRETT, Kiki 9.575

BOON, Alethea 9.825 9.750 9.725 9.675 38.975

DONEHUE, Megan 9.775 9.825

DRAPER-MARVIN, Kylee 9.750 9.675

GALLUP, Kaylee 9.050 9.775

GOLDMAN, Danielle 9.600 9.725

HOUGH, Melissa 9.675

JENSEN, Hayley 9.675 9.750 9.675

JOHNSON, Madeleine 9.625 9.675

POULSON, Mckell 9.525

RASMUSSEN, Heidi POULSON 9.750

SMART-ALLEN, Dayna 9.825 9.750 9.725

Team Totals 48.700 48.625 48.575 48.650 194.550

Southern Utah T-Birds

Head Coach: Scott BAUMAN Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

COUGHLIN, Shannon 9.475 9.475 9.475

DANGERFIELD, Kellie 9.625 9.850 9.875 9.625 38.975

DOUGLAS, Tehani 9.700 9.675

HICKS, Katie 9.675 9.400 9.600

JOHNSON, Melissa 9.775

LAMB, Ariel 9.525 9.775

MORGAN, Erin 8.800

VOGT, Jenna 9.750 9.025 9.750 9.650 38.175

WHEELER, Elise 9.900 9.500 9.825 9.725 38.950

Team Totals 48.725 47.600 48.700 48.275 193.300

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 WHEELER, Elise Southern Utah T-Birds 9.900

2 SMART-ALLEN, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.825

2 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.825

4 DONEHUE, Megan BYU Cougars 9.775

4 JOHNSON, Melissa Southern Utah T-Birds 9.775

6 VOGT, Jenna Southern Utah T-Birds 9.750

7 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.675

7 HICKS, Katie Southern Utah T-Birds 9.675

9 DANGERFIELD, Kellie Southern Utah T-Birds 9.625

10 GOLDMAN, Danielle BYU Cougars 9.600

11 BERRETT, Kiki BYU Cougars 9.575

12 COUGHLIN, Shannon Southern Utah T-Birds 9.475

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 DANGERFIELD, Kellie Southern Utah T-Birds 9.850

2 DONEHUE, Megan BYU Cougars 9.825

3 DRAPER-MARVIN, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.750

3 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.750

5 DOUGLAS, Tehani Southern Utah T-Birds 9.700

6 HOUGH, Melissa BYU Cougars 9.675

7 JOHNSON, Madeleine BYU Cougars 9.625

8 POULSON, Mckell BYU Cougars 9.525

8 LAMB, Ariel Southern Utah T-Birds 9.525

10 WHEELER, Elise Southern Utah T-Birds 9.500

11 VOGT, Jenna Southern Utah T-Birds 9.025

12 MORGAN, Erin Southern Utah T-Birds 8.800

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 DANGERFIELD, Kellie Southern Utah T-Birds 9.875

2 WHEELER, Elise Southern Utah T-Birds 9.825

3 LAMB, Ariel Southern Utah T-Birds 9.775

4 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.750

4 SMART-ALLEN, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.750

4 VOGT, Jenna Southern Utah T-Birds 9.750

7 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.725

8 JOHNSON, Madeleine BYU Cougars 9.675

8 DRAPER-MARVIN, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.675

10 COUGHLIN, Shannon Southern Utah T-Birds 9.475

11 HICKS, Katie Southern Utah T-Birds 9.400

12 GALLUP, Kaylee BYU Cougars 9.050

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 GALLUP, Kaylee BYU Cougars 9.775

2 RASMUSSEN, Heidi POULSON BYU Cougars 9.750

3 GOLDMAN, Danielle BYU Cougars 9.725

3 SMART-ALLEN, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.725

3 WHEELER, Elise Southern Utah T-Birds 9.725

6 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.675

6 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.675

6 DOUGLAS, Tehani Southern Utah T-Birds 9.675

9 VOGT, Jenna Southern Utah T-Birds 9.650

10 DANGERFIELD, Kellie Southern Utah T-Birds 9.625

11 HICKS, Katie Southern Utah T-Birds 9.600

12 COUGHLIN, Shannon Southern Utah T-Birds 9.475

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 38.975

1 DANGERFIELD, Kellie Southern Utah T-Birds 38.975

3 WHEELER, Elise Southern Utah T-Birds 38.950

4 VOGT, Jenna Southern Utah T-Birds 38.175

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