Anonymous | Posted: 21 Mar 2003 | Updated: 21 Mar 2003

Cougars Defeat Mizzou Tigers; Butterfield Wins All-Around

PROVO -- For the second week in a row the No. 22 Cougars defeated a top 25-ranked team when they beat the Missouri Tigers Friday night in the Marriott Center 195.700-194.675.

As another repeat from last Saturday's meet against Oregon State, BYU gymnasts swept the all-around. Senior Lindsay Butterfield came in first with a career-high 39.400. Sophomore Kirsten Pauga followed suit and received her career-high 39.150, placing her in second. Sophomore Jamie Mabray took third with a 38.725.

Also for the second meet in a row, the Cougars broke the BYU record high on the vault. Last week they broke the school record with a 49.275, and this week they broke it with a 49.375.

Butterfield also took first on the vault with a career-high 9.950. She was followed by teammate Trisha Ashton, who tied with Missouri's Alisha Robinson for second with a 9.900.

BYU's head coach Brad Cattermole said that he was amazed with the performances on vault.

Due to gymnasts out with injuries, BYU competed with only five girls on the bars.

"I am pleased with how the girls fought on the bars," Cattermole said. "If we would have had to count a fall, this meet could have turned out a lot differently."

Missouri's Robinson and teammate Andrea Nervig took first and second on the bars with a 9.850, and BYU's Jamie Mabray and Brogan Jacobsen tied for second with a 9.800.

BYU was shaky on the beam, and the Cougars had to count two falls into their beam score. As a result the Cougars received a 48.025, their second lowest beam score of the season. The lowest score was the last time the Cougars competed against Missouri in February.

Butterfield came out on top on the beam also. She tied with Missouri's Lindsay Davis and Lauren Schwartzman for first with a 9.8950.

As the Cougar's headed to the floor, they were only ahead 146.2-146.075. The team rallied together to nail a 49.5, their second highest team floor score this season, and to solidify their lead over the Tigers.

Butterfield, Jacobsen and teammate Candace Slater tied for first on the floor exercise with a 9.925.

The Cougars will head down to Cedar City, Utah on Monday to compete against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

"This is the most important meet. We need to hit and score well to increase our standings. Our average for away meets isn't great, so we have to hit this one."

Team Results

BYU 195.700

Missouri 194.675

Event Results

Vault (BYU 49.375; Missouri 49.025)

1. Lindsay Butterfield (BYU) 9.950

2. (tie) Trisha Ashton (BYU) and Alisha Robinson (Missouri) 9.900

Other BYU Scores:

Kirsten Pauga 9.875

Jamie Mabray 9.850

Meghan Donahue 9.800

Megan Pessoa 9.700

Bars Results (BYU 48.800; Missouri 48.475)

1. Alisha Robinson (Missouri) 9.850

2. Andrea Nervig (Missouri) 9.825

3. (tie) Brogan Jacobsen (BYU) and Jamie Mabray (BYU) 9.800

Other BYU Scores:

Lindsay Butterfield 9.775

Lisa Willis 9.725

Kirsten Pauga 9.700

Beam Results (BYU 48.025; Missouri 48.600)

1. (tie) Lindsay Butterfield (BYU), Lindsay Davis (Missouri) and Lauren

Schwartzman (Missouri) 9.850

Other BYU Scores:

Meghan Donahue 9.825

Kirsten Pauga 9.750

Trisha Ashton 9.375

Lisa Willis 9.225

Jamie Mabray 9.175

Floor Results (BYU 49.500; Missouri 48.575)

1. (tie) Candace Slater (BYU), Brogan Jacobsen (BYU) and Lindsay

Butterfield (BYU) 9.925

Other BYU Scores:

Jamie Mabray 9.900

Kirsten Pauga 9.825

Lisa Willis 9.675

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