Arizona State at Oklahoma
|Full Results||Oklahoma: 197.450||Arizona State: 194.725|
|VT: Lynn, Schoepfer, Stern 9.875||UB: LeVasseur 9.925||BB: Webb 9.950||FX: Webb 9.925||AA: Webb 39.600|
The Big Storyline: Oklahoma had no problem winning its first meet of the season over Arizona State while posting the second highest score in the country for the opening weekend. Senior Anastasia Webb won two events and the all around in a Sooner sweep, with freshmen Katherine LeVasseur and Audrey Lynn also taking home wins.
Implications: The Sooners looked strong across the board even with the absence of Olivia Trautman, showing they have the depth to challenge for a championship. Arizona State’s performance scored on par with its season openers from the past few years, showing the promise of this team when it is able to hit a beam rotation.
Controversies: Oklahoma junior Emma LaPinta received a 9.900 on floor despite several significant errors. There was a lot to like in LaPinta’s routine; it’s unfortunate that the judges’ failure to do their jobs is overshadowing that.
Current Rankings: No. 21 Arizona State at No. 2 Oklahoma
Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: While it won’t be the most competitive matchup of the weekend, both teams had strong 2020 s and will be looking to carry that momentum into the new season. Oklahoma’s lineups will also be interesting to watch as it will be the Sooners’ debut in the post-Maggie Nichols era.
You Can Fast Forward, but not Through This: In addition to stars Olivia Trautman and Anastasia Webb, keep an eye out for Oklahoma freshman Katherine LeVasseur, who should factor into the vault and floor lineups but could be used on any event. After dealing with injuries in 2020, senior Cairo Leonard-Baker appears to be fully healthy and is one to watch for the Sun Devils, along with Juliette Boyer, who will be looking to capitalize on momentum from an impressive freshman season.
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