No. 1 UCLA Defeats Oregon State In Corvallis.
Feb. 17, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Gymnastics fans were treated to four perfect 10.0s ina meet featuring No. 1 UCLA and No. 21 Oregon State at Gill Coliseum on Fridaynight. The top-ranked Bruins defeated the Beavers, but OSU still turned in itstop score of the season in a 198.250-196.375 loss. UCLA's score was a new Pac-10record.
'When UCLA hits, they have an incredibly talented team,' said OSU coachTanya Chaplin. 'I'm really proud of our kids. I wanted them to go outaggressive, and they did.'
OSU's Katrina Severin and UCLA's Onnie Willis each received 10.0 scoreson vault, while UCLA's Jamie Dantzscher (floor) and Kristen Maloney (beam) alsowere perfect. Severin became just the second Beaver to reach perfection on thatevent. Kristie Snyder scored a 10.0 twice, once in 1995 and again in 1996. WithSeverin's win on vault tonight, she extended her winning streak to fiveconsecutive meets with a vault title.
Several other near-perfect scores were also awarded on floor. Severin, Willisand OSU's Lara Degenhardt each received a 10.0 from one judge but settled for a9.975 score after the other judge awarded them marks of 9.95.
The Beavers turned in a school-record 49.400 on beam and didn't have to count ascore lower than 9.825 on the event. Four Beavers notched new personal bests,led by Stephanie Bychowski's 9.95 and Marissa Bruch's 9.90. Elaine Yoder added a9.875, while Lindsay Nelson's 9.825 was also a new career-high. Incidentally,tonight was the first time Nelson competed on beam since spraining her ankle onthe event a month ago. Rounding out the school-record outing was Severin, whoscored a 9.85. OSU dropped Annie Campbell's 9.80. The Beavers also got acareer-high 9.90 out of Megan Suratt, who competed an exhibition routine.
OSU also had a near-record performance on floor with a season-high49.550, just .025 off the school record of 49.575. Severin and Degenhardt ledthe way with their 9.975 routines, while Campbell had a season-high 9.925. Bruch(9.875) and Yoder (9.80) added career-highs as well.
But the Beavers also continued their streak of having to count a fall intheir team totals after having two falls on bars. Elizabeth Jillson scored ateam-best 9.90 to place third overall, while Degenhardt and Nelson set newcareer-bests with 9.875 scores. Campbell added a 9.80, but Bychowski and SoniMeduna both scored 9.15s after falling, which meant the Beavers had to count oneof their scores. UCLA's Mohini Bhardwaj won the event with a 9.95.
'We had a few mishaps on bars, but that was more a case of them goingout there too hard,' Chaplin said. '(All in all), this was one of our betterperformances tonight.'
Team Scores: UCLA, 198.250, Oregon State, 196.375
Vault: T1. Katrina Severin (OSU), Onnie Willis (UCLA), 10.0, 3. Kristin Parker(UCLA), 9.95, 4. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), 9.925, T5. Lara Degenhardt (OSU),Yvonne Tousek (UCLA), Kristen Maloney (UCLA), 9.85. Other OSU Scores: AnnieCampbell, 9.70, Lindsay Nelson, 9.675, Soni Meduna, 9.60, Elaine Yoder, 9.125.Bars: 1. Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA), 9.95, 2. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), 9.925, 3.Elizabeth Jillson (OSU), 9.90, T4. Lindsay Nelson (OSU), Lara Degenhardt (OSU),9.875. Other OSU Scores: Annie Campbell, 9.80, Stephanie Bychowski, 9.15, SoniMeduna, 9.15. Exhibition: Lyndsay Dixon, 9.675.Beam: 1. Kristen Maloney (UCLA), 10.0, T2. Stephanie Bychowski (OSU), KristenParker (UCLA), Yvonne Tousek (UCLA), 9.95, Marissa Bruch (OSU), 9.90, ElaineYoder (OSU), 9.875, Katrina Severin (OSU), Doni Thompson (UCLA), Onnie Willis(UCLA), 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Lindsay Nelson (OSU), 9.825, Annie Campbell,9.80. Exhibition: Megan Suratt, 9.90.Floor: 1. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), 10.0, T2. Lara Degenhardt (OSU), KatrinaSeverin (OSU), Onnie Willis (UCLA), 9.975, 5. Annie Campbell (OSU), 9.925. OtherOSU Scores: Marissa Bruch, 9.875, Elaine Yoder, 9.80, Soni Meduna, 9.725All-Around: 1. Onnie Willis (UCLA), 39.675, 2. Kristin Parker (UCLA), 39.625, 3.Annie Campbell (OSU), 39.225, 4. Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA), 39.175.