BYU at Oklahoma
|Full Results||Oklahoma: 197.800||BYU: 196.900|
|UB: Thomas, R. Smith
|FX: Vitkauskas, Johnson, Schoepfer
The Big Storyline: Anastasia Webb reached perfection on beam for the second time in her career. Webb achieved a perfect 10 during her freshman year on the apparatus as well, making it a full circle moment to capitalize her successful college career. Oklahoma was able to return athletes from injury just in-time for the postseason. Olivia Trautman added vault to her event repertoire and Carly Woodard returned to the beam lineup. Senior Karrie Thomas made her first appearance on floor since her freshman year at Maryland. The Sooners competed six 10.000 start values on vault. BYU had a solid showing on the road and had a season-best beam rotation.
Implications: BYU is the favorite for the MRGC championship. This away score should help boost up its NQS and set them apart from the rest. The Cougars have the opportunity to continue breaking school records during the postseason. Adding Woodard and Trautman into lineups was important for Oklahoma as the team is looking to be among the final four competing for a national title.
Records: BYU earned a season-best beam score with a 49.300. Elease Rollins scored a career high of a 9.925 on beam. Bell Johnson had a career best floor routine and earned her first share of an event title with a 9.925. Evy Schoepfer recorded career highs on beam and floor, scoring 9.950 and 9.925, respectively. Anastasia Webb achieved the second 10 on beam in her career.
Current Rankings: No. 11 BYU at No. 2 Oklahoma
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: Oklahoma seems to have found its stride after some struggles with consistency early-on in the season. The Sooners moved up in the rankings with the NQS switch and mishaps by LSU within the past few weeks. However, the Sooners may not have this competition in the bag, as BYU is coming off a season-high score on floor with a 49.600. The Cougars have reached that 197.000 mark multiple times and could make this competition closer than expected should the Sooners have mistakes. Oklahoma saw the return of Ragan Smith and Olivia Trautman on bars, but have not seen them expand their repertoire to the leg events yet. Their returns could make a significant difference.
Need More Proof? Carly Woodard is expected to make her return to the beam lineup for Oklahoma. Her presence and clean execution will play a large role in improving the Sooners total on beam. Abbey Miner-Alder had a 9.975 on floor last week and can help lead BYU to a higher scoring total than Oklahoma on the apparatus.
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