Utah gymnasts notch big win at BYU

Published March 1, 2013 9:27 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Utah's gymnastics team is accustomed to beating BYU, just not as convincingly as they did on Friday. The Utes scored a 197.125 to beat the Cougars (195.5) and North Carolina State (194.675) in the Marriott Center. The score was Utah's highest road score since winning in Provo in 2009 with a 197.8. That the Utes won so convincingly was not only satisfying in terms of notching a rivalry win, but also because the Utes haven't performed as well as they'd hoped on the road this year. "This could be a big turning point for us," sophomore Georgia Dabritz said. "This is what we needed." The Utes travel to Georgia next week then host Florida in the regular season finale. Tory Wilson won the all-around with a 39.45 and kept her vault streak title alive with her eighth in a row, scoring a 9.95. Utah coach Greg Marsden said after the meet he liked the confidence the Utes showed, particularly since they started on the balance beam. "This is the point of the season when we need to build confidence," he said. "We've struggled and it's nice they stepped up with a big effort." - Lya Wodraska

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus