PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s gymnastics team travels to Logan Friday night to take on the Utah State Aggies and the New Hampshire Wildcats at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
“We want to win,” BYU head coach Guard Young said. “This is an in-state and conference opponent, so it’s a big deal and I think we can do it if we hit and stick our routines. Last week our hits and sticks were great and we only had two misses in the entire 24 routines. Unfortunately those two misses were on the same event and that takes you out of the meet, but we're going to keep doing better."
With two falls on the beam last week, the Cougars came up short against the Thunderbirds, but scored a 195.750, their highest score of the season. Makenzie Johnson Halliday led the team in the all-around with a 39.400 while Emily Vidmar and Brittni Wilde set career-highs on floor and bars, respectively.
BYU and Utah State met two weeks ago in Provo where the Aggies took home first with a 195.475, which is also their highest score of the season. Last week the Aggies took on MRGC opponent Boise State and lost 196.425-194.675. The Aggies are currently ranked just behind the Cougars with a Regional Qualifying Score of 195.020 to the Cougars’ 195.060. This will be the last MRGC matchup for BYU and Utah State before the conference championship on March 19th.
New Hampshire has had a great season so far beating Rutgers University, Yale, Brown University, the College of William and Mary and the University of Maryland. The Wildcats have a season high score of 196.075 and are ranked No. 31 in the NCAA gymnastics rankings with an RQS of 195.120.
The tri-meet begins at 7 p.m. MST and live stats will be available at BYUCougars.com.