No. 22 Cougars to Host No. 23 Mizzou Tigers

PROVO -- The No. 22-ranked Cougars face the No. 23 University of Missouri Tigers Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

The Cougar are coming off of an excellent meet against Oregon State last weekend. The Cougars defeated the previously No. 10 Beavers 196.775-193.325.

The Cougars swept the all-around competition with Jamie Mabray taking first, Lindsay Butterfield taking second and Kirsten Pauga taking third. Both Butterfield and Pauga received career-high all-around scores.

The Missouri Tigers come to BYU after defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks last weekend 195.875-195.375. The win brings Missouri's season record to 10-6 overall.

Missouri's Alisha Robinson won the all-around against Arkansas with a 39.425, her highest score of the year.

The Cougars competed against the Tigers once already this season in the State Farm Cat Classic competition Feb. 7-8. Falls on the bars and beam cost the Cougars in the running, scoring a 192.850, their second lowest score of the season.

Missouri took first in the competition with a 195.875, and Missouri's Lindsay Davis and Alisha Robinson took second and third, respectively, in the all-around.

The Cougars have since stepped up their performances and level of competition. The Cougars have been competing fiercely and have broken three school records this season.

BYU's team vault score record was broken last weekend against Oregon State when the Cougars received a 49.275. The other two school records broken were the top individual scores on beam and floor, when in the same meet against SUU, CMU and USU Kari Lords received a perfect 10.0 on her beam routine and Brogan Jacobsen followed suit and received a perfect score on her floor exercise. The only other 10.0 in BYU women's gymnastics was in 1992 by Christy McAdams on the vault.

The BYU v. Missouri match-up concludes the Cougars home-meet streak and the Cougars head to Cedar City to compete against the SUU Thunderbirds Monday night.

The Cougars last faced the Thunderbirds a quad-meet in the Marriott Center. SUU took first in the meet with a score of 195.875 while BYU took second with a 195.425.