West Virginia at Oklahoma
|Full Results||Oklahoma: 195.850||West Virginia: 194.625|
|VT: Schoepfer, Stern 9.9||UB: Davis
|FX: Webb, R. Smith
The Big Storyline: Oklahoma continues to struggle on beam. The Sooners had to count two falls and a 9.650, resulting in its lowest event score ever under head coach KJ Kindler. A season best floor rotation allowed the Sooners to come out of the meet with a win, but it wasn’t enough to avoid the Sooners from hitting their lowest overall score since 2011. West Virginia had a solid floor rotation and presented unique difficulty on beam, but could not overcome counting a fall on the event to take the win.
Implications: Oklahoma is struggling big time. The last two competitions have resulted in its lowest overall team score since 2011 and 2012, respectively. The Sooners will need to get athletes Carly Woodard and Olivia Trautman healthy for a shot at the national title. But it could be a disappointing postseason if they aren’t able to come up with four hit rotations when it counts.
Records: Audrey Davis had a career high 9.950 on bars. Oklahoma had its lowest team total since 2011 and its lowest single event score, 47.850, in 15 years.
Current Rankings: No. 26 West Virginia at No. 3 Oklahoma
Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: Just three meets into the season and Oklahoma has already been through the ringer, having lost several key contributors to injury and posting its lowest team score since 2012. Last week’s match-up against West Virginia ended up being closer than anyone expected, with the Mountaineers outscoring the Sooners on beam and floor. Oklahoma will be looking for redemption at home this Sunday while West Virginia will try to build off of its solid debut performance.
You Can Fast Forward, but not Through This: Oklahoma freshman Audrey Davis has been nothing short of fantastic on bars, winning two event titles so far. Also keep an eye on West Virginia junior Kendra Combs and senior McKenna Linnen; their floor routines were some of the most dynamic (and highest scoring) of last week’s meet.
- Video Type: ESPNU
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/212af43e-fa56-46e0-8475-74269990d3ce
- Scores: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=324921
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2021/01/30/live-blog-no-26-west-virginia-at-no-3-oklahoma/
- Live Blog Editor: Katie W