Cougars, Broncos to do Battle in Boise
PROVO -- Coming off a hard loss to Southern Utah University last Friday, the BYU women's gymnastics team will travel to Boise State in their fourth road trip of the season February 20. The Cougars are 3-3 on the year.
"This is the time of the year when you're establishing yourself and finding out how good you really are. We're trying to get more solid, more consistent and more ready each meet," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said.
Despite reaching a season-high 194.050, and six gymnasts recording individual season and career highs, the Cougars fell to SUU 194.925 -- 194.050 Friday.
In the first rotation at SUU, BYU achieved a season high on bars with 48.525, and Kacie Capra tied for first with a season-high 9.800. Capra also tied her career high with a 9.700 on vault, and recorded a season high in the all-around competition (38.950).
BYU recorded another season high of 48.875 in the floor routine. Sierra Jacobs (9.875) and Lisa Willis (9.800) both had season highs, and Dayna Smart had a career-high 9.850 on the event.
In injury updates for the Cougars, sophomore Aimee Walker Pond is out for the season after breaking her ankle at SUU. Freshman Haleigh Schofield tore her ACL in January and is redshirting this season and senior Kendra Stephenson tore her meniscus at SUU. There is no official word on how long she will be out.
Boise State will compete against Utah State and Seattle Pacific at home Friday, only three days before taking on BYU Monday. Boise State's season average is 190.425, while BYU holds a 192.756 season average.
Start time for the meet is 7 p.m. at the Boise State Pavilion. Stats updates after each event will be available on the schedule page of the women's gymnastics homepage on byucougars.com.