Memory Shettles recorded career bests on bars and floor during the night
Deb Hill

SUU Counts Fall on Beam But Still Posts Victory over BYU

February 24, 2014
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University gymnastics suffered two falls on beam, but a pair of 49.125's on bars and floor propelled the Thunderbirds to a 195.600-195.525 victory over Brigham Young University on Monday night. The win also came along with individual titles on vault, bars and floor for Southern Utah.

SUU opened the night on vault, scoring a 48.850 behind a career-best 9.850 from Stacie Webb. The redshirt freshman took the individual title on the event and was followed by freshman Danielle Ramirez with a 9.800, bouncing back from a scary fall on the event in Provo on Friday. A pair of 9.750's from Memory Shettles and Rochelle Bernier and a 9.700 from Jamie Armijo rounded out the team score.

BYU took a narrow lead after the first rotation, scoring a 49.000 on bars with four gymnasts scoring a 9.800 or higher on the event.

Southern Utah moved to bars in the second rotation and reversed its fortunes, scoring a 49.125, the fifth-highest mark in school history, to take a 97.975-97.625 lead over the Cougars. All five scoring gymnasts tallied a 9.800 or higher, headlined by a career-high 9.850 for Shettles and a 9.850 for senior Alyssa Click in her final bar performance in the Centrum Arena. They were followed closely by Rochelle Bernier with a 9.825 and Ramirez and Armijo with matching 9.800's.

BYU scored a 48.625 on vault with only five gymnasts in the lineup during its second rotation.

The Thunderbirds faltered in the third rotation, suffering two falls on beam, but still scored a 48.500 on the event. Ana Jaworski and Tyly Bozzuto led the team with 9.800's, performing third and sixth in the lineup, respectively. Southern Utah's falls came during the first and fourth routines, but Webb and Click performed well under pressure in the second and fifth spots, scoring a 9.775 and 9.750, respectively, to buoy up the Flippin' Birds' scores.

Brigham Young scored a 49.025 on floor, making up more than five-tenths and taking a 146.650-146.475 lead into the final rotation. The Cougars finished the meet 6-of-6 on beam, but so did the Thunderbirds on floor with four routines scoring a 9.800 or higher.

SUU's floor team was led by career-best 9.875's from Shettles and Carly Sigler, giving them the floor title, with Jaworski and Natalie Trejo just behind with 9.800's. Jaworski's mark tied her season best and proved to be the punctuation mark on the Thunderbirds' victory as Bozzuto rounded out the team score with a 9.775.

BYU finished its night with a pair of titles as Megan Bain Tidwell scored a 9.825 on beam and Raquel Willman Hatch scored a 39.175 in the all-around.

Southern Utah will be back in action on Friday night when the Thunderbirds travel to face former WAC rival San Jose State. The meet is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. with live stat and live video links available online at