Lincoln, Neb. • Kyndal Robarts' absence in the vault lineup hurts Utah's ability for a big score, since she was ranked No. 1 in the event.
However, what the Utes' miss in her score they gain in opportunities for others as vault is one of Utah's deepest events.
Jacquelyn Johnson, Lia Del Priore and Victoria Shanley all have been competing for the leadoff spot and got their chances to prove themselves in Utah's 196.2-194.75 win over Nebraska.
Del Priore scored a 9.775 as the first up, while Johnson scored a 9.675.
Shanley, still recovering from mononucleosis, competed in exhibition and had a solid vault.
The Utes scored a 49.1 in the event, which was the lowest vault score of the year but one that still met with coach Greg Marsden's satisfaction.
Corrie Lothrop went in Robarts' place as the anchor and scored a 9.875. Robarts suffered a knee injury during vault warmups and is out indefinitely.
"We can't make up for her big score, but everyone is going to have to pick up a tenth here and there," Marsden said. "People are going to have to improve, that is the bottom line."
Lothrop, a freshman, won the all-around with a 39.375, while Stephanie McAllister was second with a 39.3.
Lothrop had scores of 9.875 on the vault, 9.8 on the uneven bars and 9.85 on the balance beam and floor.
"This felt like the first meet where I felt like everything came together for me and I didn't have any mistakes," Lothrop said.
McAllister set a career high on the uneven bars with a 9.925 as she continued to be the Utes' big scorer this year. She earned 9.775 and 9.875 in Utah's previous two meets in the event.
By the numbers
Utah stretched its winning streak against the Huskers to seven meets in a row and leads the series 42-7-2. â¦ The teams have met just seven times head-to-head in Lincoln, with the Huskers now holding a narrow 4-3 advantage.