Gophers continue dominance in Big Ten with win over Nebraska

The Gophers tied their season-high team total with a score of 197.400 and junior Lexy Ramler tied her all-around career-high with a score of 39.625.

Tiarre Sales finishes her move as her teammates cheer on the side at the Maturi Pavillon on Saturday, Feb. 8. The win was the Gophers' fourth in a row.

Nur B. Adam

Tiarre Sales finishes her move as her teammates cheer on the side at the Maturi Pavillon on Saturday, Feb. 8. The win was the Gophers' fourth in a row.

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The No. 7 Gophers women’s gymnastics team faced off against the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers in a ranked Big Ten meet on Sunday. 

The Gophers were able to pick up their fifth straight win to improve to 5-1 on the season and 5-0 in Big Ten play, topping Nebraska 197.400-195.700.

However, the win streak wasn’t what head coach Jenny Hansen was thinking about after Sunday night’s win.

“It’s great, but that’s honestly not what we’re focusing on. We’re really just focusing on doing the kind of performances that really define us as a team. That’s what I thought we did tonight,” Hansen said. “That kind of a score, that kind of performance and consistency on all of our events is what we’re shooting for.”

Right off the bat, the Gophers got off to a hot start on vault. As a team they tied their season-high score with a 49.150. That was led by junior Ona Loper and redshirt freshman Maddie Quarles. Both scored a 9.875 and tied for second in the event.

On the uneven bars, the Gophers had two career nights. Senior Kristen Quaglia set a new career-high with a 9.875 and junior Lexy Ramler tied her career-high with a 9.975 winning her first event title of the night.