Sooners Victorious at West Virginia
|Vault||Olivia Trautman (OU)||9.925|
|Bars||Dowell (OU), Marks (OU), Lehrmann (OU)||9.900|
|Beam||Nicole Lehrmann (OU)||9.900|
|Floor||Dowell (OU), Trautman (OU), Koshinski (WVU)||9.925|
|AA||Brenna Dowell (OU)||39.475|
|OU Team Highs|
|Bars||Dowell, Marks, Lehrmann||9.900|
|Floor||Brenna Dowell, Olivia Trautman||9.925|
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The No. 1 Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team improved to 13-0 on the year with a 197.150-195.350 victory over conference rival West Virginia Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum.
“We were really disheveled during warmup and I really think that effected our performances today,” head coach K.J. Kindler said. “We never seemed to quite get on the same page and that definitely hurt us in our performances. We just didn’t seem focused today and we looked a little bit tired.”
Senior Brenna Dowell earned a trio of event titles, sharing the title on floor and bars and earning the all-around title outright. Dowell shared her bar title with fellow seniors Alex Marks and Nicole Lehrmann, as the trio earned matching 9.9s. Dowell, freshman Olivia Trautman and West Virginia’s Kirah Koshinski shared floor with 9.925s. In the all-around Dowell tallied a 49.475, her third all-around title of the year.
Along with floor, Trautman took home her fourth consecutive vault title as the only gymnast to break 9.9 at the meet. Trautman notched a 9.925 and has now posted five straight scores of 9.9 or better. Lehrmann provided the sweep of the event titles, earning the beam title with a 9.9.
OU posted a 49.400 on bars to open the meet, using the trio of 9.9s from Dowell, Marks and Lehrmann. The score matched Marks’ career high set earlier in the season at the Metroplex Challenge. Sophomores Karrie Thomas and Anastasia Webb added matching scores of 9.850 as the Sooners used just five gymnasts on the event.
Trautman’s 9.925 highlighted vault as the Sooners went 49.375 in the second rotation. Junior Jade Degouveia and Webb each tallied a 9.875, while Lehrmann and freshman Allie Stern scored matching 9.850s.
On floor, three Sooners earned scores of 9.9 or better, with Dowell and Trautman notching a pair of 9.925s. Degouveia added a 9.9 in the No. 4 spot. Webb tallied a 9.875, while sophomore Jordan Draper scored a 9.725.
The Sooners wrapped up the meet on beam, tallying a 49.025 on the event. Lehrmann led the way with her team-leading 9.9. Trautman led off the event with a 9.875, while Dowell added a 9.850 to her all-around score. Sophomore Carly Woodard notched a 9.775 and Webb anchored with a 9.625.
“We’re having to call on a lot of people to contribute right now and the experience will make them better, there’s no doubt about it,” Kindler said. “We had a very long week and our plan is to regroup, get some rest and get ready for UCLA. There’s no excuse for a performance like this because we are a better team than this.”
OU returns home for the biggest matchup of the year as No. 2 UCLA comes to Norman in a rematch of last year’s national championship. The Bruins and Sooners will square off in a dual meet on Sunday, March 3, at noon CT on ESPN. Tickets are available for purchase online through SoonerSports.com or over the phone at (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at 800-456-GoOU.