"We are still very much in the hunt," she said. "As a coaching staff, we still feel like it is an incredible gymnastics team and we have some depth, but obviously it changes some things on some levels — our strategy for how we put lineups together and routines."
Marsden said the Utes may take out some of the more difficult tumbling and use a variety of lineups to make sure the team is as strong as possible by the end of the season.
"We can still have 10.0 start values and you can still win," she said. "The last couple years the teams that have been winning don't have a lot of 'E' tumbling passes. It is the consistency. We have to be careful there isn't too much pounding on them week in and week out."
Utah senior Baely Rowe said she and her teammates remain determined, despite the injuries.
"It's going to bring us closer together," she said. "We are just going through some things you can't control, but we have a lot of passion."
Utah could improve its floor depth soon. Kari Lee, who tore her Achilles tendon last season, is almost at the point where she could return to the floor lineup, Marsden said.
Lee started tumbling last week.
"We have options right now, so she is really in the seventh spot," Marsden said. "But we know what we get with her, so she doesn't need the experience of being out there. If we decide to use her, she'll be ready. Right now it's like she is tugging on our sleeve, asking 'When do I get to do it.'"
Finding her groove
Rowe attributed her second straight win on the uneven bars Saturday with some added practice that not only has improved her confidence but also her swing. She is ranked 14th on the event with a 9.875.
"I've been really working on the swing," she said. "I'm really confident, and it is showing up. Now I just go out there and do another routine."
In the rankings
The Utes remained in fourth with a 197.075 average while Oklahoma (197.781), LSU (197.588) and Florida (197.431) maintained the top spots. Southern Utah is tied for 11th with Missouri and Boise State with a 195.975 average. MyKayla Skinner is tied for second in the all-around with LSU's Kennedi Edney with a 39.625 average, and Rowe (39.563 ) is fourth.
Skinner is also sixth in the vault (9.912), fourth in the beam (9.894) and fourth on the floor (9.938). Rowe is second in the beam (9.9).