Women’s gymnastics falls to Mizzou

By Emily Bayci

The No. 17 Illinois women’s gymnastics team lost its meet against No. 13 Missouri on Friday night.

The Illini set the school vault record with a score of 49.175. Senior Marijka Botterman and freshman Allison Buckley led the way for Illinois on the vault, tying for the crown. Sophomore Melissa Fernandez won the beam title with a score of 9.925. Sophomore Sarah Schmidt tied for second on bars and floor, with a 9.875 on each event.

Buckley and junior Nicole Cowart were the top all-around competitors for the Illini.

llinois returns home Sunday, Feb. 15, against No. 18 Ohio State in the “Pink Meet” at 2 p.m. at Huff Hall.