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Dujakovich, Curtis Shine on Senior Night

Lincoln, Neb. — NU honored Anika Dujakovich for Senior Night on Sunday afternoon following a hard fought duel with the No. 19 Iowa Hawkeyes. The Huskers performed well, breaking team high scores in the 196.825-196.100 defeat.

Dujakovich took home a share of the vault event title in her final performance in the Devaney Center. Makayla Curtis picked up two career-highs with scores of 9.95 on balance beam and 9.90 on floor.

Rotation One

Nebraska opened Senior Night on vault and posted a season-high team score on the apparatus. NU recorded a team score of 49.175, led by senior Anika Dujakovich’s score of 9.90. Freshman Kinsey Davis posted a career-high on the event on her first vault since Feb. 7 with a 9.85, while fellow freshman Martina Comin also recorded a career-high with a 9.825. Sophomore Kylie Piringer tied a season-high with a score of 9.825, while senior Makayla Curtis and freshman Chloe Lorange both were given scores of 9.775. 

Iowa jumped out to a slim early lead, as the Hawkeyes led NU by a score of 49.225-49.175 following the first rotation. Iowa was led by Allyson Steffensmeier    and Clair Kaji who both recorded scores of 9.925 on uneven bars.

Rotation Two

The Huskers moved to uneven bars for the second rotation. Davis led NU with a strong routine for a score of 9.875, while both Kathryn Thaler and Lorange posted scores of 9.75. Piringer, junior Kynsee Roby and sophomore Clara Colombo all recorded scores of 9.725 on the apparatus. NU finished the rotation with a team score of 48.825.

The Hawkeyes held onto their lead in the second rotation, as Jerquavia Henderson led Iowa on vault with a score of 9.90, which won her a share of the event title with Dujakovich. NU trailed heading into the third rotation by a score of 98.450-98.000.

Rotation Three

NU’s beam team performed admirably in the third rotation, posting a season-high team score of 49.325 on the event. Curtis highlighted Nebraska’s rotation, with a career-high score of 9.95 after a stunning routine. Roby followed close behind with a score of 9.925, while Lorange posted a 9.85. Davis recorded a score of 9.825, while Higgins and Thaler received scores of 9.775 and 9.75 respectively. 

Iowa maintained its lead heading into the final rotation, as the Hawkeyes led by a score of 147.900-147.325. Henderson once again led the way for Iowa with a score of 9.925 on floor in the third rotation.

Rotation Four

Nebraska finished its evening on floor exercise. Curtis once again showed up for NU, posting another career-high with a score of 9.90. Dujakovich and Piringer followed closely with scores of 9.875, while Higgins posted a 9.625. Freshman Danielle Press received a score of 9.50. Comin suffered an injury on her first pass and was unable to finish her routine. She was given a score of 7.00.

Iowa held on for the win, taking the victory by a score of 196.825-196.100.

Up Next

The Huskers head to Minneapolis, Minn for the Big Ten Championships on Saturday, March 20. 






















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