In its first Big Ten meet of the season, the Nebraska women's gymnastics team took down Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Saturday afternoon.
The No. 15 Huskers (2-1, 1-0) defeated the Scarlet Knights (1-6, 0-1) 194.850-194.325 at the Livingston Recreation Center behind a strong performance from junior Taylor Houchin. Houchin continued her dominant start to 2019 by taking home three event titles, on vault (9.80), on uneven bars (9.90) and in the all-around, posting a 39.450.
Senior Megan Schweihofer posted a season-high score of 9.90 on the balance beam and won that event title, the fifth of her career.
Along with Houchin’s 9.90 on the uneven bars, four Huskers posted scores of 9.70 or higher, including sophomore Megan Verceles Carr, who finished third on the event with a score of 9.775.
On vault, the Huskers posted a team score of 48.575, led by Houchin nailing a 9.80 to tie her for the event title. Freshman Kaylee Quinn and Verceles Carr both scored 9.75 on the event.
NU finished the day on the balance beam, where Megan Schweihofer led the way with a season-high on beam, 9.90, and took home the event title.
The Huskers return to the floor a week from Saturday at the Devaney Center against Illinois.