Cougars Tumble with Cat Classic Loss

Columbia, MO -- After winning the Cat Classic two years in a row, the Cougars gave up their title Friday night to host University of Missouri, and came in fourth behind the University of New Hampshire and the University of Arizona.

Falls on the bars cost the cougars in the running, scoring 47.775, which is an improvement from last week's season low of 47.600. The Cougars also fell short on the beam scoring a 47.625, another season low.

Arizona's Monica Bisordi won the all-around title with a 39.325, with second and third place finishers, Lindsay Davis (39.225) and Alisha Robinson (39.175) both from Missouri.

Sophomore Kirsten Pauga the only Cougar to come in the top three on an event. Pauga's floor routine scored her a 9.825, tying for third with New Hampshire's Vanessa James and coming in behind Missouri's Lauren Schwartzman (9.850) and New Hampshire's Michelle Harley (9.850).

BYU's other all-around competitor, senior Lindsay Butterfield scored her highest scores of the season on beam with a 9.725 and on the floor exercise 9.800.

Some Cougars will get a chance to compete again tomorrow night when individuals from each event advance to the individual finals.

Team Results

Missouri 195.875

New Hampshire 195.100

Arizona 194.575

BYU 192.850

Individual Results

All-Around

1. Monica Bisordi (Arizona) 39.325

2. Lindsay Davis (Missouri) 39.225

3. Alisha Robinson (Missouri) 39.175

4. Michelle Harley (New Hampshire) 39.150

5. Jen Dickson (New Hampshire) 39.050

6. Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) 38.375

7. Amanda Hall (New Hampshire) 38.350

8. Vanessa James (New Hampshire) 38.275

9. Kirsten Pauga (BYU) 37.925

Vault (Missouri 49.150; New Hampshire 48.675; Arizona 48.675; BYU 48.500)

1. Abby Pearson (Arizona) 9.875

2. (3-way tie) Alisha Robinson (Missouri); Andi McCabe (Arizona); Amanda Hall (New Hampshire) 9.850

Other BYU Scores

Meghan Donahue (9.800)

Brogan Jacobson (9.750)

Megan Pessoa (9.700)

Trisha Ashton (9.650)

Kirsten Pauga (9.600)

Lindsay Buttefield (9.550)

Uneven Bars: (Missouri 49.075; New Hampshire 48.400; Arizona 48.950; BYU 47.775)

1.Alisha Robinson (Missouri) 9.900

2.Jaime Duce (Arizona) 9.850

3.Rachael Dombart

Other BYU Scores

Kari Lords (9.825)

Brogan Jacobsen (9.800)

Lisa Willis (9.700)

Lindsay Butterfield (9.300)

Brooke Haskett (9.150)

Kirsten Pauga (8.800)

Balance Beam: (Missouri 49.150; New Hampshire 49.025; Arizona 48.650; BYU 47.625)

1.(tie)Lauren Schwartzman (Missouri); Monica Bisordi (Arizona) 9.925

3.Rachael Dombart (Missouri) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Lindsay Butterfield 9.725

Kirsten Pauga 9.700

Brooke Haskett 9.625

Kari Lords 9.400

Lisa Willis 9.175

Trisha Ashton 8.575

Floor Exercise (Missouri 48.500; New Hampshire 49.000; Arizona 48.300; BYU 48.950)

1.(tie)Lauren Schwartzman (Missouri); Michelle Harley (New Hampshire) 9.850

3.(tie)Kirsten Pauga (BYU); Vanessa James (New Hampshire) 9.825

Other BYU Scores

Lindsay Butterfield 9.800

Candace Slater 9.800

Brogan Jacobsen 9.775

Brooke Haskett 9.750

Lisa Willis 9.700