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Iowa Wins Season Opener, 193.375 to 193.175
Newcomers shine in first meet
Senior Maya Wickus won vault and bar titles in the season opener against the Cardinals.
Senior Maya Wickus won vault and bar titles in the season opener against the Cardinals.
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Jan. 11, 2013

GymHawks Win Season Opener

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa women's gymnastics team opened its 2013 season against Ball State Friday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, defeating the Cardinals (0-2, 0-0 MAC) 193.375 to 193.125.

"We trained to start at a 195," said Libby. "We fell below expectation. A win is a win, and we came in here to win. I am proud of how we fought back on the floor."

Four freshmen -- Alie Glover, Adara Griffin, Alyssa Lopez and Kyra Trowbridge -- made their collegiate debuts.

Glover finished second in the all-around with a 38.475, while sophomore Sydney Hoerr earned third with a 38.400. Brittney Emmons of Ball State claimed the all-around title with a 38.525.

It was a strong start for Iowa on vault and bars. The GymHawks opened the meet on vault, totaling 48.525. Senior Maya Wickus won the event with a 9.800. Willis placed third with a 9.725.

Scoring improved as the Hawkeyes moved to bars and posted a 48.925. Hoerr, senior Emma Stevenson and Wickus shared the bar title (9.825).

Iowa struggled on beam, but sophomore Jessica Morreale finished strong for the Hawkeyes, winning the event with a 9.825. Iowa totaled 47.225.

In the final rotation, the Hawkeyes posted a 48.700 on floor to win the meet. Trowbridge captured the floor title with a 9.850.

The GymHawks return to action next weekend. Iowa will travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on No. 14 Ohio State Saturday, Jan. 19. Action is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. (CT) inside St. John Arena.

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