Team Effort Helps Cougars to Season High

Lisa Willis recorded season highs on bars and floor to help BYU post its highest team score of the season. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU women's gymnastics team had its most complete effort of the season on its way to a season-best 194.875 against the Boise State Broncos in the Smith Fieldhouse Saturday night.

"I'm pleased with our performance. The girls went out and hit their routines when they needed to," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "When we stick like we're capable of, we're a very good team."

Four Cougars had individual season or career highs on multiple events to pace a very balanced BYU effort. Even student coaches Meghan Donahue and Lena Johnson contributed to the win as the team awarded the outstanding Cougar(s) of the meet award to the two coaches for their help throughout the season.

BYU came out a little slow on vault in their first rotation but still managed to post a 48.525. The bars were slippery for the Broncos at the same time however and the Cougars took advantage of the Broncos' struggles for a 48.525 -- 47.225 lead after the first rotation. Dayna Smart led the way for BYU with a first-place 9.825 while Alethea Boon was third at 9.750.

After posting their highest score of the season on bars at Arizona, the Cougars followed it up with a strong 49.000 in their second rotation. Kylee Draper scored a career-high 9.875 to tie with Kacie Capra for first place. Cassie Myers added a 9.825 and Lisa Willis had a season-high 9.800 to round out the Cougars' balanced scoring.

"We've done well on bars lately," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "I was pleased with how the girls stayed positive after the first rotation and went and stuck their routines."

Boon led the way for the Cougars on beam in the third rotation tying her career-high 9.850. Smart and Kandis Kelly each added a 9.800 while Capra recorded a 9.750. The Broncos' Katie Dinsmore also recorded a 9.850 to tie with Boon for first-place honors.

BYU tied their season-high 48.875 on floor in its last rotation despite having to count three steps out of bounds. Willis and Boon tied for first with Boise State's Dinsmore with season-highs 9.825. Draper added a career-best 9.775 for the Cougars.

BYU's Capra captured first place in the all-around with a 38.950. The Broncos' Taylor Jacobs was second at 38.500.

BYU will be back in action Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse when the Cougars host in-state rival Southern Utah for senior night.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: BYU Cougars

Meet: BSU Broncos @ BYU Cougars 20060311 March 11, 2006

Location: Smith FieldHouse BYU Provo UT 84602 Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results

Vault Team Standing

Uneven Parallel Bars BYU Cougars

Balance Beam Boise St. Broncos

Floor Exercise Judge List

Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 BYU Cougars 194.850

2 Boise St. Broncos 191.850

BYU Cougars Home

Head Coach: Brad CATTERMOLE Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

BOON, Alethea 9.750 9.850 9.825

CAPRA, Kacie 9.600 9.875 9.750 9.725 38.950

DRAPER, Kylee 9.875 9.050 9.775

FISCHER, Brittany 9.700

HARVEY-MATTHEWS, Jennifer 9.150

JACOBS, Sierra 9.650 9.650

JENSEN, Hayley 9.000 9.625

KELLY, Kandis 9.800

MYERS, Cassie 9.825

SMART, Dayna 9.825 9.800 9.725

WILLIS, Lisa 9.800 9.250 9.825

Team Totals 48.525 49.000 48.450 48.875 194.850

Boise St. Broncos

Head Coach: Yvonne "Sam" SANDMIRE Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

ALDRICH, Kristin 9.650 8.950 9.800 9.700 38.100

CUARESMA, Kea 9.200 9.750 9.400 9.750 38.100

DINSMORE, Katie 9.700 8.900 9.850 9.825 38.275

OBERG, Tara 9.300

WARD, Lindsay 9.575 8.825 9.375 9.450 37.225

ACHTER, Courtney 9.775

CRAFT, Shaniece 9.775 9.575

JACOB, Taylor 9.600 9.850 9.325 9.725 38.500

Team Totals 48.300 47.225 47.750 48.575 191.850

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.825

2 CRAFT, Shaniece Boise St. Broncos 9.775

3 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.750

4 FISCHER, Brittany BYU Cougars 9.700

4 DINSMORE, Katie Boise St. Broncos 9.700

6 JACOBS, Sierra BYU Cougars 9.650

6 ALDRICH, Kristin Boise St. Broncos 9.650

8 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.600

8 JACOB, Taylor Boise St. Broncos 9.600

10 WARD, Lindsay Boise St. Broncos 9.575

11 CUARESMA, Kea Boise St. Broncos 9.200

12 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.000

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 DRAPER, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.875

1 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.875

3 JACOB, Taylor Boise St. Broncos 9.850

4 MYERS, Cassie BYU Cougars 9.825

5 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.800

6 ACHTER, Courtney Boise St. Broncos 9.775

7 CUARESMA, Kea Boise St. Broncos 9.750

8 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.625

9 HARVEY-MATTHEWS, Jennifer BYU Cougars 9.150

10 ALDRICH, Kristin Boise St. Broncos 8.950

11 DINSMORE, Katie Boise St. Broncos 8.900

12 WARD, Lindsay Boise St. Broncos 8.825

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.850

1 DINSMORE, Katie Boise St. Broncos 9.850

3 KELLY, Kandis BYU Cougars 9.800

3 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.800

3 ALDRICH, Kristin Boise St. Broncos 9.800

6 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.750

7 CUARESMA, Kea Boise St. Broncos 9.400

8 WARD, Lindsay Boise St. Broncos 9.375

9 JACOB, Taylor Boise St. Broncos 9.325

10 OBERG, Tara Boise St. Broncos 9.300

11 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.250

12 DRAPER, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.050

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.825

1 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.825

1 DINSMORE, Katie Boise St. Broncos 9.825

4 DRAPER, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.775

5 CUARESMA, Kea Boise St. Broncos 9.750

6 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.725

6 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.725

6 JACOB, Taylor Boise St. Broncos 9.725

9 ALDRICH, Kristin Boise St. Broncos 9.700

10 JACOBS, Sierra BYU Cougars 9.650

11 CRAFT, Shaniece Boise St. Broncos 9.575

12 WARD, Lindsay Boise St. Broncos 9.450

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 38.950

2 JACOB, Taylor Boise St. Broncos 38.500

3 DINSMORE, Katie Boise St. Broncos 38.275

4 ALDRICH, Kristin Boise St. Broncos 38.100

4 CUARESMA, Kea Boise St. Broncos 38.100

6 WARD, Lindsay Boise St. Broncos 37.225

Meet Judges Top

Vault

Judge 1 Wendy ATKINSON Brevet

Judge 2 Pat BRYANT Level 10

Uneven Parallel Bars

Judge 1 Linda FENTON National

Judge 2 Donna NICHOLSON Level 10

Balance Beam

Judge 1 Linda FENTON National

Judge 2 Pat BRYANT Level 10

Floor Exercise

Judge 1 Wendy ATKINSON Brevet

Judge 2 Donna NICHOLSON Level 10

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