Cougar gymnastics come up short, fall to Aggies

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LOGAN, Utah — Women’s gymnastics lost a tight match to Utah State Friday by the score of 193.200-192.900.

BYU head coach Brad Cattermore knew his team didn’t perform its best.

BYU gymnast Haylee Rollins competes in the floor exercise during a meet. Photo by Universe Photographer.
BYU gymnast Haylee Rollins competes in the floor exercise during a meet. (Photo by Universe Photographer)

“Our showing at the meet tonight wasn’t too good,” Cettermore said. “We had some girls fall that don’t usually fall. We did have some individual performances that were good, but overall we just really struggled.”

Each team put up similar numbers on both the vault and the bars. Makenzie Johnson and Eliane Kulczyk scored an impressive 9.800 on the vault. Right behind them, senior Raquel Willman scored a 9.775.

Haylee Rollins scored a team best 9.800 on the bars, while Emily Vidmar scored a 9.675. Willman also added a 9.725 mark to the BYU total.

“Emily had a great bar routine, especially for her first time, and Haylee did really well on the bars,” Cattermole said.

In the floor routine, the Aggies outscored the Cougars with a mark of 48.756 over BYU’s 47.300.

The Cougars’ last even was on the balance beam, where they recorded their best scores of the night over the Aggies. Megan Bain Tidwell led the way for the Cougars with a score of 9.800, followed by Ashley Follett, Summer Raymond and Vidmar with scores of 9.700. BYU’s final score in the event was a 48.550.

This was the first match of the year between the Aggies and the Cougars. The two teams met twice in 2013, with the Cougars winning both times, 95.025-192.900 in Logan and 194.075-189.425 in Provo. BYU will look for revenge on Feb. 7, when Utah State visits the Smith Fieldhouse.

BYU will return to Provo for its home opener on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

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