BYU scores a 195.525, finished second to SUU


CEDAR CITY, Utah - In their second meet in four days, the BYU Cougars and Southern Utah Thunderbirds scored almost identical scores in both meets, with SUU earning a win Monday night, 195.600-195.525.

Senior Raquel Willman Hatch notched better scores on all four events than last meet with SUU, tallying a 39.175 all-around score. Sophomore Makenzie Johnson matched the same score from Friday night with an all-around of 39.150. Megan Bain Tidwell also contributed a great all-around performance with scores of 9.800, 9.825 and 9.800 on three events.

BYU gained an early 49.000-48.850 lead after the first event as junior KayCee Gassaway's 9.825 led her team on the uneven bars. No BYU gymnast scored lower than a 9.725 on that event.

On vault, Johnson scored a team-high 9.800 followed by Jordan Schult with a 9.750. 

After setting a new personal high on the floor routine Friday night, Gassaway did it again with a 9.825 in Cedar City. Hatch added a 9.850 to give BYU a 49.025, its highest mark of the night.

The Cougars were up after three events, 146.650-146.475, but the Thunderbirds scored a meet-high 49.125 on their final event to squeeze out the victory.

BYU continues its road trip facing Michigan and Kent State on Friday night in Ann Arbor, Mich.