Lords and Jacobsen Win Perfect 10.0s--Cougars Take Second

PROVO -- For the first time in BYU history, a perfect 10.0 was scored on both the beam, and the floor exercise, as the Cougars competed Friday night in the Marriott Center.

Junior Kari Lords received a perfect 10.0 on her beam routine, and Brogan Jacobsen, also a junior, got a 10.0 on her crowd-pleasing floor routine. BYU has never received perfect 10.0s on these events.

The only other perfect ten in BYU history came from Christy McAdams in 1992 for the vault.

"Kari really put it together on her beam routine, and Brogan just lit up the floor," BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. "Individually we had some awesome routines, but as a team, we just didn't have the energy."

The Cougars placed second overall in the closely-scored quad meet with a score of 195.425. Opponent Southern Utah took first with a 195.875. Third place went to Central Michigan with a 195.250, and Utah State took fourth with a 195.225.

BYU struggled getting the meet started on the vault, scoring a 48.275, but picked it up on the bars getting their second highest bar score of the season with a 49.250. The team struggled on the beam until Lords stepped up to win her 10.0. The team beam average was a 48.300.

When the Cougars took the floor for warm-ups, Lords twisted her ankle on a tumbling pass, taking her out of competition. With senior Brooke Haskett out with a knee injury, the Cougars have had to adjust their floor line-up. BYU beat it's season high floor score with a new high of 49.600, and Jacobsen won her 10.0.

Another highlight of the floor was junior Trisha Ashton who scored a career high 9.900.

"Trisha really came through for us tonight on the floor," Cattermole said. "She knew that she had to step up, and she certainly did."

Ashton also tied for second on the vault with a 9.875

Other Cougars who received career highs Friday night include freshman Lisa Willis who received a career high 9.825 on the bars and 9.925 on the floor. Senior Lindsay Butterfield broke her career record on floor with a 9.950, and tied for second place for the event.

Lords also broke her season high on the bars with a 9.900, and tied for second place for the event.

The Cougars take on the Oregon State Beavers next Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

Team Results

Southern Utah University 195.875

Brigham Young University 195.425

Central Michigan University 195.250

Utah State University 195.225

Event Results

Vault (SUU 48.275; BYU 48.275; CMU 48.625; USU 48.725)

1. Nicole Kilpatrick (USU) 9.900

2. (tie) Trisha Ashton (BYU) and Kara Reighard (CMU) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Meghan Donahue 9.750

Megan Pessoa 9.750

Lindsay Butterfield 9.625

Kirsten Pauga 9.275

Jaime Mabray 9.225

Bars (SUU 49.150; BYU 49.250; CMU 49.275; USU 48.525)

1. Sara Burtinsky (CMU) 9.950

2. (tie) Meagan Nelson (USU) and Kari Lords (BYU) 9.900

Other BYU Scores

Brogan Jaacobsen 9.875

Jaime Mabray 9.850

Lisa Willis 9.825

Lindsay Butterfield 9.800

Kirsten Pauga 9.075

Beam (SUU 49.150; BYU 48.300; CMU 47.925; USU 48.525)

1. Kari Lords (BYU) 10.000

2. (tie) Talayna Fortunato (SUU) and Carly Geronimo (SUU) 9.875

Other BYU Scores

Kirsten Pauga 9.725

Lisa Willis 9.600

Lindsay Butterfield 9.600

Jaime Mabray 9.375

Trisha Ashton 9.200

Floor (SUU 49.300; BYU 49.600; CMU 19.425; USU 49.450)

1. Brogan Jacobsen (BYU() 10.000

2. (tie) Nicole Kilpatrick (USU) 9.950 and Lindsay Butterfield (BU) 9.950

Other BYU Scores

Lisa Willis 9.925

Trisha Ashton 9.900

Candace Slater 9.825

Kirsten Pauga 9.150