Cougars Rise to Defeat Oregon State Beavers

PROVO -- The BYU women's gymnastics team rose to the occasion Saturday afternoon to beat No. 10 Oregon State 196.775-195.325.

The No. 22-ranked Cougars also swept the all-around competition with Jamie Mabray (39.525) taking first, Lindsay Butterfield (39.400) taking second and Kirsten Pauga (39.100) taking third. Both Butterfield and Pauga received career-high all-around scores.

"The girls came into this meet with a lot of determination," BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. "It was nice to see that determination pay off like that."

Oregon State started out slightly behind the Cougars after the first rotation and couldn't get the momentum to pull ahead.

The Cougars started out strong on the vault, scoring a 49.275, the highest vault score in BYU history. Senior Lindsay Butterfield scored a career-high 9.875 on her new vault and Trisha Ashton took first place and tied her career best with a 9.925. Jamie Mabray tied for second with a 9.900

BYU then moved to bars and received a team score of 48.950. Butterfield again hit her routine, tying her career-best score of 9.900 and taking first place on the event. Oregon State's Elizabeth Jillson and Tanya Ricioli tied for secondp lace with a 9.850.

The Cougars continued strongly on the beam, scoring a 49.200, a season-high. Ashton nailed her routine, tying her career-best score of 9.925 and taking first place on the event. Teammate Mabray took second with a 9.875, and Butterfield tied for third with OSU's Angela Morales with a 9.850.

On the floor, the Cougars received two deductions for stepping out, but the Cougars still received a 49.350. OSU's Chrissy Lamun scored a stellar 9.950 on her first place-floor routine. Jamie Mabray, who hasn't been able to compete on the floor since January, received a 9.925, a career best and tied for second on the event with teammate Candace Slater, who tied her career high. Oregon State's Angela Morales also tied for second.

Coach Cattermole said that the highlight of the meet for him was watching Lindsay [Butterfield] nail her routines and getting Jamie [Mabray] back into competition.

"Lindsay has been working so hard," Cattermole said. "Watching her hit was really great."

Team Scores

BYU 196.775

Oregon State 195.325

Individual Event Scores

Vault (BYU 49.275; OSU 48.975)

1. Tricia Ashton (BYU) 9.925

2. (tie) Jamie Mabray (BYU), Meghan Jones (OSU), Angela Morales (OSU) and Therese Videan (OSU) 9.900

Other BYU Scores

Lindsay Butterfield 9.875

Kirsten Pauga 9.825

Megan Pessoa 9.750

Meghan Donahue 9.725

Bars (BYU 48.950; OSU 49.125)

1. Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) 9.900

2. (tie) Elizabeth Jillson (OSU) and Tanya Ricioli (OSU) 9.850

Other BYU Scores

Jamie Mabray 9.825

Brogan Jacobsen 9.825

Lisa Willis 9.725

Kirsten Pauga 9.675

Beam (BYU 49.200; OSU 47.825)

1. Tricia Ashton (BYU) 9.925

2. Jamie Mabray (BYU) 9.875

3. (Tie) Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) and Angela Morales (OSU) 9.850

Other BYU Scores

Kristen Pauga 9.775

Lisa Willis 9.775

Meghan Donahue 9.275

Floor (BYU 49.350; OSU 49.400)

1. Chrissy Lamun (OSU) 9.950

2. (tie) Jamie Mabray (BYU), Candace Slater (BYU) and Angela Morales (OSU) 9.925

Other BYU Scores

Lisa Willis 9.875

Kirsten Pauga 9.825

Brogan Jacobsen 9.800

Lindsay Butterfield 9.775

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