TEMPE, Ariz. -- BYU gymnastics scored a 194.525 and finished second in its meet Saturday night against No. 22 Arizona State at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Eliane Kulczyk matched her career-high 9.850 on bars to go along with Raquel Willman Hatch's identical score to help the Cougars notch a 49.075 to start the meet. The duo also led the team on the vault with a 9.875, which is a new personal best for Hatch.
After three events, the two teams recorded almost identical scores with the slight advantage going to ASU, 147.100-147.075. But a few falls on the beam led to a 47.450 for the Cougars while the Sun Devils recorded a 49.100 on their final event.
BYU will compete again next week when it hosts in-state opponent Southern Utah on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.
Cougars on the road to face Sun Devils
PROVO, Utah – BYU gymnastics hits the road this weekend to face No. 22 Arizona State at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.
Both schools average similar season scores with the Sun Devils sitting at 195.075 and the Cougars are not far behind with 194.690 per meet. In last weekend’s meets, both teams finished with near identical scores: 194.900 (BYU vs USU) and 194.950 (ASU vs UCLA).
Raquel Willman Hatch won the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship Specialist of the Week for her performance against Utah State last week. She scored a career-high 9.900 on the floor and tied her season highs with a 9.825 on vault and 9.800 on beam to contribute to her all-around of 39.225.
BYU has scored its two best scores of the year in its past two meets and will look to continue to improve.
Live stats and streaming video will be available at BYUcougars.com.