Huskers too much for injured GymHawks

BY MATT CABEL | MARCH 05, 2013 5:00 AM

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After upsetting undefeated Minnesota Gophers on Feb. 22, the Iowa women’s gymnastics team tried to pull off another big win against the defending Big Ten champion Nebraska. But the Cornhuskers were too much for the visiting GymHawks, and they cruised to a 197.625-194.9 victory Monday night in the Devaney Center.

Senior Emma Stevenson had her best performance of the season on the bars with a score of 9.875.

Sophomore Sydney Hoerr also posted a 9.85, but neither performance was strong enough to capture the event. Nebraska senior Janelle Giblin won with a 10.

Maya Wickus made a big impact on an injury-depleted vault squad with a 9.85 score. Freshman Kyra Trowbridge also performed well with a 9.775 on the vault. Trowbridge and Stevenson, the team’s stars on the floor, performed well again, scoring 9.85 and 9.875, respectively.

A poor performance on the beam prevented the Hawkeyes from reaching their average score of 195, and yet again, they did not reach their goal of 196. Senior Kaitlynn Urano’s 9.75 was the highest score on the beam for the GymHawks.

Monday’s matchup was the first of two meets for the GymHawks this week. They will next face Iowa State on Friday for Senior Night.

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