Nebraska traveled down to Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes Saturday, and the two both hit very solid meets and fought until the end.

As the visiting team, Nebraska started on bars and had a few unusual little mistakes to start out the meet a little slow with just a 48.825 on the event, although Taylor Houchin’s 9.875 routine was a highlight. Ohio State grabbed a .1 lead with their 48.925 performance on vault, where Jamie Stone’s 9.850 led the way.

Nebraska came back strong in rotation two, with a 9.900 from Houchin leading a very solid 49.15 vault performance to pull closer to Ohio State. Ohio State maintained their lead after a very strong bar rotation, where uneven bars specialist Claire Gagliardi scored Ohio State’s sole 9.900 of the meet to lead the 49.075 rotation score.

Sienna Crouse performs on the balance beam for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska/Nebraska Athletics

Nebraska was able to take the lead after the third rotation, where they had their best rotation of the night on floor. Sienna Crouse scored a huge 9.950 to lead a 49.25 rotation total, giving the team a lead over the Buckeyes after Ohio State’s beam rotation. Just totaling a 48.675, a few uncharacteristic wobbles throughout the lineup put Ohio State behind heading into the final rotation.

Nebraska was able to seal their victory with a solid performance on beam in the final rotation, totaling a 49.175 with Houchin again going 9.900 to help Nebraska finish with a 196.4. Ohio State had a solid final rotation as well, scoring a 49.075 on floor to finish with a score of 195.75.

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