LOGAN — The Utah State University women's gymnastics team hosts the visiting BYU Cougars at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum at 6:30 tonight.

The two teams will meet in a triangular matchup with the host Aggies, ranked 45th in the nation, and No. 32 BYU along with No. 41 New Hampshire.

The Aggies are coming off a 192.275 finish at Denver last Saturday and are pleased with the progress of freshman Lyndsie Boone, who competed in the all-around for the first time, scoring a 38.475.

The Cougars have improved their team total in each meet this season and hope to continue that trend in Logan tonight. BYU coach Brad Cattermole is fairly pleased with his team's performance against the high-powered University of Utah team on Feb. 8. He's happy with the show of strength on the floor, vault and bars. And he's hoping his young beam team can start putting things together in upcoming meets.

Hayley Jensen and Dayna Smart-Allen lead the BYU squad in the early going. Smart-Allen comes into the meet with a No. 18 national ranking on vault, and Jensen is already ranked No. 41 on the floor after only competing in the event five times in her career. No Aggies are ranked in the top 25.

The Cougars hope to continue improving their injury situation week by week, especially problems with Alethea Boon's wrist.

This is the first of two meetings between BYU and Utah State this season, and it's the second time the Cougars will face New Hampshire as BYU lost its first meeting to the Wildcats with a final score of 192.400 to 191.200.

The Aggies will be facing the Wildcats for the first time since 1990.


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