Sooners Take Down Iowa State
|Vault||Brenna Dowell (OU), Sophia Steinmeyer (ISU)||9.9|
|Bars||Nicole Lerhmann (OU), Maggie Nichols (OU)||9.95|
|Beam||Anastasia Webb (OU)||9.975|
|Floor||Anastasia Webb (OU)||9.9|
|AA||Anastasia Webb (OU)||39.600|
|OU Team Highs|
AMES, IOWA – In the second meet of the weekend for the No. 1 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team, the Sooners topped conference rival Iowa State 197.575-196.275.
Sophomore Anastasia Webb took home the all-around title with a 39.600, her fourth mark of 39.600 or better this season. Webb came ever so close to notching her second perfect 10 on beam, earning a 9.975 on the apparatus to take home the event title. Webb also earned the floor title with a 9.9, her first floor title of the season.
“Tonight was exciting,” Webb said. “I felt amazing when I finished my beam routine because all the hard work in the gym showed. I’m so happy for our team because this was a double weekend and we pushed through and showed that we are a very strong team both mentally and physically. I couldn’t be happier to have my team by my side to push me to my full potential.”
Senior Brenna Dowell took home the vault title with a 9.9, while senior Nicole Lehrmann and junior Maggie Nichols shared the bar title with matching 9.95s.
The Sooners posted a 49.425 on bars in the opening rotation to take a .325 lead over Iowa State, which tallied a 49.100 on vault. Webb led off for OU with a 9.850, followed by a 9.8 from senior Alex Marks. Dowell kept up her impressive weekend, adding a 9.875 in the No. 4 spot. Anchoring for the Sooners, Lehrmann and Nichols each added a pair of 9.95s.
OU extended its lead over the Cyclones in the second rotation with a 49.350 on vault. Dowell was the highlight of the rotation, earning a 9.9 in the No. 5 spot. Lehrmann and Webb set the tone for the rotation, earning a pair of 9.875s in the top two spots. Junior Jade Degouveia and freshman Allie Stern added 9.85s in the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, respectively. Sophomore Evy Schoepfer tied her career high on vault with a 9.825 as the anchor.
The Sooners added a 49.325 on floor to take a 148.100-147.300 lead into the final rotation. Webb boasted the team high with a 9.9 in the leadoff spot. Sophomore Jordan Draper tallied a 9.875 in the No. 2 spot, followed by a 9.85 from Degouveia. Freshman Emma LaPinta tallied a 9.85 of her own and freshman Allie Stern came in clutch after a fall with a career-high 9.85 in the anchor spot.
“It felt amazing,” Stern said. “I’ve been struggling on floor, so it felt good to get out there and have a really solid hit and I know my team was proud of me too. My warmup was good, and I didn’t let the fall get to me. I was just going to go out there and do what I did in warmup and what I know I do every day in the gym. This performance definitely gave me a lot of self-confidence.”
On beam, Webb had the highlight reel moment with a 9.975 in the No. 5 spot to set her season high. Sophomore Carly Woodard, fresh off being named the Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week, matched her career high with a 9.95 in the No. 4 spot.
“It feels really good to come back from the fall at UCLA and be able to hit two meets in a row and show consistency in that,” Woodard said. “To be able to build on that for postseason when I have to be consistent two days in a row feels really good.”
Dowell led off the final rotation with a 9.875, followed by a 9.825 from Lehrmann. Schoepfer tallied a 9.85 in the No. 3 spot and sophomore Karrie Thomas recorded a 9.825 in her beam debut.
The Sooners return home for the final meet of the regular season as they welcome No. 11 Alabama to Lloyd Noble Center Friday, March 15, at 6:45 p.m. CT. Seniors Brenna Dowell, Ashley Hiller, Nicole Lehrmann and Alex Marks will all be honored after the meet. Single-meet tickets are available for purchase online through SoonerSports.com or over the phone at (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at 800-456-GoOU.