NEB WGYM: Huskers Take Third at Oklahoma Quad Meet

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Huskers Take Third at Oklahoma Quad Meet

Norman, Okla. – The 20th-ranked Nebraska women’s gymnastics team posted a score of 194.450 to finish third in a quad meet with top-ranked Oklahoma, No. 8 Denver and Texas Woman’s Friday night at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

The Sooners won the meet with a score of 197.675, while Denver took second with a score of 194.500. Texas Woman’s rounded out the field with a score of 193.000.

The Huskers (5-3, 2-1 Big Ten) were led by Sienna Crouse, who scored a 39.150 in the all-around, while Taylor Houchin and Jennie Laeng each tied career-highs with scores of 9.90 on vault, tying for second place overall.

OU’s Maggie Nichols, a member of the 2015 U.S Women’s World Championship team that claimed the team gold medal, swept the event titles, highlighted by a perfect 10.0 on beam and a total of 39.850 in the all-around.

Rotation One
Nebraska started the competition on beam, scoring a 48.075. Danielle Breen led the way for the Huskers with a season-high 9.875, Nebraska’s highest beam score of the season. Crouse posted a 9.75, while Grace Williams scored a 9.675 and Abbie Epperson scored a season-high 9.625. Houchin rounded out the Husker scoring with a 9.15.

Oklahoma jumped out to an early lead with a 49.275 on vault, while Denver scored a 48.400 on bars and Texas Woman’s scored a 48.325 on floor.

Rotation Two
Nebraska moved to floor for its second rotation and scored a 48.000. Williams led the way with a season-high 9.80, while Megan Schweihofer scored a 9.825 in her first routine of the night. Crouse scored a 9.75 and Epperson hit a 9.65 for the Big Red. Breen scored an 8.975 to round out the NU effort.

NU’s total after two rotations was 96.075. Oklahoma maintained a lead with a total of 98.825 after scoring a 49.550 on bars.

Rotation Three
The Huskers gained momentum in the third rotation, scoring a season-high 49.275 on vault, highlighted by career-high-tying 9.90s from Laeng and Houchin. Schweihofer added a 9.85, while Epperson scored a 9.825 and Ashley Lambert posted a 9.80 for the Big Red. Nebraska’s score after three rotations was 145.350.

OU continued to stretch its lead with a 49.550 on beam, led by a perfect 10.0 from Nichols, giving it a total of 148.375 through three rotations.

Rotation Four
Nebraska finished the night on bars, and scored a solid 49.100. Crouse led the way with a 9.90, while Breen tied her season high with a score of 9.825. Lambert and Schweihofer scored 9.80s and Houchin notched a 9.775 for NU.

Oklahoma clinched its victory with a 49.300 on floor exercise.

Up Next
The Huskers will return home to host No. 22 Iowa on Sunday, with the meet set for 1 p.m. at the Devaney Center. The meet is the annual Power of Pink Meet for Breast Cancer Awareness, and fans are encouraged to join the Huskers in wearing pink in support of cancer awareness. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive pink Nebraska women’s gymnastics t-shirts. As part of the Pepsi Pack the House promotion, fans can enjoy $1 admission and $1 24 oz. Pepsi drinks for the meet against Iowa.

Notes

  • Nebraska set a new season high with a team score of 49.275 on vault
  • Danielle Breen set a new season high with a score of 9.875 on beam, Nebraska’s highest beam score of the year
  • Breen also tied a season high with a 9.825 on bars
  • Abbie Epperson set a new season high with a score of 9.825 on vault
  • Taylor Houchin tied her career high with a score of 9.90 on vault
  • Jennie Laeng tied her career high and set a new season high with a score of 9.90 on vault
  • Megan Schweihofer tied her season high with a 9.85 on vault
  • Grace Williams set a new season high with a 9.80 on floor

Name

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

All-Around

Danielle Breen

9.825

9.875

8.975

Sienna Crouse

9.75

9.90

9.75

9.75

39.150

Abbie Epperson

9.825

9.625

9.65

Sierra Hassel

8.525

Taylor Houchin

9.90

9.775

9.15

Jennie Laeng

9.90

9.375

9.05

Ashley Lambert

9.80

9.80

Megan Schweihofer

9.85

9.80

9.825

Grace Williams

9.675

9.80

Team

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

Total

Nebraska

49.275

49.100

48.075

48.000

194.450

Oklahoma

49.275

49.550

49.550

49.300

197.675

Denver

47.975

48.400

49.125

49.000

194.500

Texas Woman’s

48.825

48.275

47.575

48.325

193.000