Hawkeyes Fall at No. 20 Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Nebraska – The No. 22 University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team fell to No. 20 Nebraska, 196.825-195.725, on Sunday afternoon inside the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

“I was very pleased with the effort from our entire team today,” said UI head coach Larissa Libby. “Top to bottom, we are a better team this week than we were last week, so I am very encouraged that we are moving in the right direction.”

Three GymHawks also registered career-high scores (Nicole Chow, Lanie Snyder, and Savannah Borman).

In the all-around, senior Mollie Drenth led Iowa with a score of 39.175 for fourth overall. Senior Angel Metcalf followed in sixth with a 38.250.

The Hawkeyes registered their highest score of the competition on floor with season-high 49.125. Junior Lanie Snyder and freshman Clair Kaji led Iowa in the event with scores of 9.850 to tie for fourth overall. Snyder tied her career-high on floor with the performance. Sophomore Nicole Chow and Drenth followed with scores of 9.825.

Iowa posted a team score of 49.050 on uneven bars. Junior Melissa Zurawski registered the highest score for the Hawkeyes with a 9.850 to finish fourth overall. Metcalf followed closely behind in sixth place with a score of 9.825.

The Hawkeyes recorded a 48.775 on vault. Sophomore Rose Piorkowski and Drenth posted scores of 9.825 to tie for third overall. Sophomore Maria Ortiz followed with a 9.725.

The Hawkeyes closed the night on beam with a 48.775. Senior Lexi Mura led the Hawkeyes in the event with a score of 9.825 to finish third overall. Senior Savannah Borman finished closely behind in fourth place with a career-high 9.800.

The GymHawks return to action on Saturday as they host No. 21 Illinois and UIC inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 4:00 p.m. (CT).