PROVO, Utah — Three days after its last meet, BYU gymnastics hosts No. 19 Southern Utah and concludes regular-season competition Monday night at the Smith Fieldhouse.
“I think it will be a bit of a challenge,” BYU head coach Guard Young said. “We haven’t done a Friday-Monday meet turnaround. We will work, refocus and prepare for our competition.”
In their first meeting of the season, the then-ranked No. 13 Thunderbirds edged the Cougars 194.825 to 194.450 on Feb. 17 in Cedar City. BYU led at the end of the second and third rotations, but Southern Utah pulled away with the victory.
The Cougars are coming off their second-highest overall score of the season with a 196.350 to 195.525 win over Arizona on Friday in the Smith Fieldhouse. BYU posted a season-high 49.050 on vault and recorded eight career highs and two season highs. Jill van Mierlo scored a 9.900 on both bars and beam while Shannon Hortman posted a 9.875 on vault and bars.
Ranked No. 21 going into last week, Southern Utah topped No. 23 Utah State 195.675 to 194.600 on the road Friday night. Tyly Bozzato achieved a 9.875 in her first time competing on bars this season. Kirsten Yee scored a 9.875 on beam while Autumn Jorgensen and Madyson Blake-Howard added a pair of 9.875s on floor.