Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Remain Undefeated, Beat Iowa

By NU Athletic Communications

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The No. 8 University of Nebraska women’s gymnastics team stole a victory from Iowa on Saturday 195.675 – 194.900 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena to remain undefeated this season. 

The Huskers swept the individual event titles on the day and improved to 5-0 overall and 5-0 in the Big Ten on the season.

Rotation One

Nebraska opened the meet on bars, and posted a meet-high score of 49.175. Junior Sienna Crouse won the event with a score of 9.925 and Taylor Houchin hit a 9.85 to finish in second on the event. Four Huskers tied for fourth on bars as Megan Schweihofer, Kynsee Roby and Catelyn Orel all had a 9.80. Abbie Epperson rounded out the bars squad with a 9.775.

On vault for Iowa, the Hawkeyes hit a team score of 48.70. Nicole Chow tied for second on vault with a score of 9.80.

Rotation Two

The Huskers moved to vault where Crouse hit a 9.825 to win another event on the day. Crouse is undefeated on vault this season through five meets. Schweihofer and Williams tied for second place on vault with Chow, with a 9.80. Three Huskers scraped by in the vault with scores of 9.575 respectively, Abbie Epperson, Megan Verceles Carr and Makayla Curtis.

On bars, Iowa scored a team score of 48.825, and pulled ahead in the team competition 97.750-97.525.

Rotation Three

The Big Red moved to floor where they scored their second-highest team score of the day with a 49.025. Huskers Grace Williams and sophomore Sierra Hassel tied for the event title on floor with a score of 9.875. The shared title marked Hassel’s first career event title. Crouse tied for fourth on floor with a 9.80, while Schweihofer tied for sixth with a 9.775. Epperson and Roby tied for eighth with a 9.70.

On beam, Iowa hit a team score 48.950 and were led by Nikki Youd who finished second on beam with a score of 9.875 

Rotation Four

Nebraska closed the meet on beam where Danielle Breen posted a much-anticipated season-high score of 9.90. Williams and Hassel tied for third with a 9.85. Roby finished eighth on beam with a 9.725, while all-arounders Schweihofer and Epperson rounded out the group with a 9.575 and 9.20, respectively.

Schweihofer won the all-around with a score of 38.950.

Up next, Nebraska will remain on the road to take on NCAA defending champion Oklahoma in Oklahoma, City, Okla. in the Perfect 10 Challenge on Feb. 16. Then the Huskers will return home to take on Pittsburgh on Feb. 24.

 

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