DENTON, Texas – The BYU women’s gymnastics team received its highest team score of the season Saturday night at Texas Women’s University. The Cougars 194.900 was enough to take third place in the quad-meet against TWU (2nd – 195.125), Iowa (1st – 195.875) and Southeast Missouri State (4th – 188.925).
On floor, Lezeu continued to show her consistency scoring her second 9.800 of the night. Koval and sophomore all-arounder Raquel Willman both scored above a 9.750.
In the third rotation, the Cougars fought to maintain the accuracy they have had on vault this season. Eyre-Pickard scored a 9.800 to lead the team.
It was the Cougar’s time to shine on the bars, scoring a season-high 49.100. Five gymnasts scored a 9.775 or higher including Eyre-Pickard, who had the highest individual score of the night for the Cougars with a 9.875. Lezeu scored a 9.850, maintaining a 9.800 or higher on every event she competed in.
The Cougars are back in action on Monday, March 5th at Utah State University, at 7 p.m. MST.
BYU Gymnastics on the road against Texas Women's
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s gymnastics team hits the road to take on Texas Women’s University, Saturday March 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. MST. TWU will be hosting BYU, Iowa and Southeast Missouri State in their final home meet of the season.
The Cougars are coming off a victory against Utah State and Southern Utah University at home.
“In the home meets you would think the energy would be the highest,” BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. “But at home there can be so many distractions. The good thing about being on the road is the gymnasts are able to really focus in and compete.”
Going into the second half of the season, the Cougars are looking to continue to improve.
“We’re past the point of doing a ton of routines,” Cattermole said. “Now that we are hitting our routines, we are concentrating on being more exact here and there. Everyone is trying to fine tune every little thing and make every part of their routine as good as possible.”
Live stats and a live video feed of the meet will be available at twuathletics.com.