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Women's Gymnastics

Huskers Conquer Cyclones in Season Opener

Ames, Iowa - The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) defeated the Iowa State Cyclones by a score of 196.125-195.825 on Friday evening at the Hilton Coliseum. 

Emma Spence and Kinsey Davis tied for the bars title, and Spence earned a share of the floor title with Iowa State's Noelle Adams. The last time the team started the season with a score above 196.000 was the 2014 season.

Rotation One
NU started off on bars, tallying a team score of 49.025. Spence and Davis led the team with scores of 9.875 to claim the event title. Clara Colombo and freshman Whitney Jencks scored 9.775s. Emma Simpton (9.725) and Genesis Gibson (9.600) rounded out the rotation for the Big Red. 

Iowa State started on vault, where they scored a 49.075. Josie Bergstrom topped the Cyclones with a 9.900.

Rotation Two
The Huskers posted a 48.850 on vault and were led by Ayzhia Hall and newcomer Lucy Stanhope with scores of 9.825. Davis followed them with a 9.775, and Isabel Sikon scored a 9.725. Martina Comin (9.700) and Csenge Bácskay (9.650) finished the rotation.

ISU notched a 49.050 on bars, led by Loganne Basuel and Lauren Thomas with scores of 9.825. 

Rotation Three
Nebraska moved to the floor to start the second half of the meet and scored a 49.350 as a team. Spence recorded the Huskers’ first 9.900 of the day to top the squad and tie for first place in the event. Halle Rourke and Comin followed her closely with 9.875s. Stanhope and Bácskay were just behind them with scores of 9.850. Jencks rounded out the rotation for NU with a 9.800.

The Cyclones posted a score of 48.575 on beam and were led by Thomas and Noelle Adams with scores of 9.875.

Rotation Four
The Big Red finished the night on beam with a team score of 48.900 in the event. Hall led NU with a score of 9.850 and was closely followed by Spence with a 9.825. Emma Simpton posted a 9.775 and Sikon and Stanhope scored 9.725s. Bácskay rounded out the rotation with a 9.700.

Iowa State scored a 49.125 on floor, led by Noelle Adams with a 9.900.

Up Next
The Huskers will travel to West Valley City, Utah, on Friday, Jan. 12, to take part in the first annual Sprouts Farmers Market Collegiate Quad, broadcasted uon ESPN. NU will take on No. 22 Arizona, North Carolina and Boise State. The meet is set to start at 8 p.m. (CT) at the Maverik Center.