COLUMBIA — The Missouri gymnastics team fell to the Arizona Wildcats 196.625-195.450 in its last regular season meet on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
However, the Tigers' 195.450 team score is a season-high.
Missouri earned two event titles at the meet. Sophomore Rachel Updike took first on the vault with a score of 9.900. Senior Tori Howard tied for first on the balance beam with Arizona's senior Molly Quirk with a score of 9.875. Updike also took third on the beam with a 9.825 score.
Freshman Miranda Eubank and sophomore Laura Kappler earned new career high scores on both the vault and the floor. Eubank scored a 9.850 on the vault and a 9.775 on the floor. Kappler scored a 9.750 on the vault and a 9.650 on the floor.
Freshman Rachel Henderson also earned a career high score of 9.775 on the balance beam.
The Tigers will begin the postseason at the Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championships next Saturday in Little Rock, Ark.