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Cougars Overpower Wildcats; Butterfield Takes All-Around

PROVO -- In a spectacular performance by the BYU women's gymnastics team, the Cougars defeated the University of Kentucky Wildcats Friday night 196.8 to 192.475.

A crowd of 1,729 fans in the Marriott Center watched as the Cougars broke their previous season high of 195.9, and Senior Lindsay Butterfield took first in the all-around competition for the first time in her college career with a career-high score of 39.325.

The Cougars also received season high marks on vault (49.0), bars (49.275) and floor (49.450). The 49.075 BYU received on the beam was their second beam highest score this season.

"This is the kind of meet we have been capable of," BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. "We just had to go out there at hit like we know we can--and we did. "

On vault, BYU's Trisha Aston took first with a 9.925 and teammate Kirsten Pauga took second with a 9.900.

Butterfield, who was BYU's only all-around competitor in the meet tied for first place on bars with two of her teammates, Brogan Jacobsen and Kari Lords with a score of 9.875. The score is a career high for Lords and tied Butterfield's season high.

Butterfield also took first on the beam with a career high score of 9.900. Teammate Trisha Ashton took second with a 9.850. University of Kentucky's Michelle Gales received a score of 9.8.25, placing her at third on the beam.

The floor brought the biggest scores of the evening, and the biggest audience reaction. Three Cougars received career high scores on the floor. Brogan Jacobsen took first place with her career-high 9.925. Butterfield followed closely behind with a 9.900, and Lisa Willis, Candace Slater and Brooke Haskett tied for third place with a 9.875--a career high for Willis.

"The floor routines were really on tonight," Cattermole said. "The excitement builds, and the girls catch on to that. They feed off of each other."

The Cougars compete again in the Marriott Center next weekend against Utah State, Southern Utah and Central Michigan at 7 p.m.

Team Results

BYU 196.8

Kentucky 192.475

Event Results

Vault (BYU 49.0; Kentucky 49.0)

1. Trisha Ashton (BYU) 9.925

2. Kirsten Pauga (BYU) 9.900

3. Lindsay Cameron (Kentucky) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Brogan Jacobsen 9.700

Lindsay Butterfield 9.650

Meghan Donahue 9.650

Megan Pessoa 9.825

Bars (BYU 49.275; Kentucky 47.075)

1. (tie) Kari Lords (BYU), Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) and Brogan Jacobsen (BYU) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Lisa Willis 9.800

Kirsten Pauga 9.675

Brooke Haskett 9.850

Beam (BYU 49.075; Kentucky 47.975)

1. Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) 9.900

2. Trisha Ashton (BYU) 9.850

3. Michelle Gales (Kentucky) 9.825

Other BYU Scores

Brooke Haskett 9.800

Lisa Willis 9.100

Kirsten Pauga 9.750

Kari Lords 9.775

Floor (BYU 49.450; Kentucky 48.425)

1. Brogan Jacobsen (BYU) 9.925

2. Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) 9.900

3. (tie) Lisa Willis (BYU), Candace Slater (BYU) and Brooke Haskett (BYU) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Kari Lords 9.700

Team Results

BYU 196.8

Kentucky 192.475

Event Results

Vault (BYU 49.0; Kentucky 49.0)

1. Trisha Ashton (BYU) 9.925

2. Kirsten Pauga (BYU) 9.900

3. Lindsay Cameron (Kentucky) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Brogan Jacobsen 9.700

Lindsay Butterfield 9.650

Meghan Donahue 9.650

Megan Pessoa 9.825

Bars (BYU 49.275; Kentucky 47.075)

1. (tie) Kari Lords (BYU), Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) and Brogan Jacobsen (BYU) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Lisa Willis 9.800

Kirsten Pauga 9.675

Brooke Haskett 9.850

Beam (BYU 49.075; Kentucky 47.975)

1. Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) 9.900

2. Trisha Ashton (BYU) 9.850

3. Michelle Gales (Kentucky) 9.825

Other BYU Scores

Brooke Haskett 9.800

Lisa Willis 9.100

Kirsten Pauga 9.750

Kari Lords 9.775

Floor (BYU 49.450; Kentucky 48.425)

1. Brogan Jacobsen (BYU) 9.925

2. Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) 9.900

3. (tie) Lisa Willis (BYU), Candace Slater (BYU) and Brooke Haskett (BYU) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Kari Lords 9.700