Cougars Save Best for Last to Edge Aggies

Lisa Willis tied for first on beam and took second on floor to help the Cougars edge Utah State in Logan. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LOGAN -- BYU saved some of their best performances for last, on balance beam, to edge the Aggies 193.375 to 193.275 Friday night in Logan. The win evens the Cougars' record at 2-2 on the year.

BYU started off shaky on bars while the Aggies got off to a good start on Vault taking a 48.500 -- 48.175 lead after the first rotation. The Cougars' Aimee Walker Pond scored a career high 9.800 in taking first place on bars. Kacie Capra was close behind, tying for third, at 9.750.

Utah State's Jessica Parenti won vault with a 9.800 while BYU's Hayley Jensen tied for second at 9.750. Parenti also took first on floor with a 9.800. The Cougars' Lisa Willis finished second with a 9.750.

BYU entered their last rotation, beam, down 144.900 -- 144.675. The Cougars took four of the top five spots however in rout to a 48.750. Alethea Boon and Kylee Draper both scored their career highs on the event. Boon notched a 9.825 to tie for first with Willis. Capra scored a 9.775 to take fourth while Draper scored a 9.700.

The Aggies' Katie Omann (38.850) and Parenti (38.750) took the top two spots in the all-around while BYU's Kacie Capra (38.675) was third.

Sophomore Dayna Smart, who led the Cougars on vault last week, was kept out with an injured foot. She is expected back for their next meet.

The Cougars will return to action again on February 2nd in their home opener with a rematch against Utah State.

TEAM RESULTS

BYU 193.375

Utah State 193.275

INDIVIDUAL VAULT RESULTS

1. Jessica Parenti Utah State 9.800

2. Hayley Jensen BYU 9.750

2. Katie Omann Utah State 9.750

4. Alethea Boon BYU 9.700

4. Meagan Lewis Utah State 9.700

INDIVIDUAL BARS RESULTS

1. Aimee Walker Pond BYU 9.800

2. Katie Omann Utah State 9.775

3. Kacie Capra BYU 9.750

3. Meagan Lewis Utah State 9.750

3. Jessica Parenti Utah State 9.750

INDIVIDUAL BEAM RESULTS

1. Lisa Willis BYU 9.825

1. Alethea Boon BYU 9.825

3. Meagan Lewis Utah State 9.800

4. Kacie Capra BYU 9.775

5. Kylee Draper BYU 9.700

INDIVIDUAL FLOOR RESULTS

1. Jessica Parenti Utah State 9.800

2. Lisa Willis BYU 9.775

3. Liesel Kohler Utah State 9.750

4. Katie Omann Utah State 9.700

5. Alethea Boon BYU 9.675

INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND RESULTS

1. Katie Omann Utah State 38.850

2. Jessica Parenti Utah State 38.750

3. Kacie Capra BYU 38.675

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