Gymnasts Defeat Cal State Fullerton, 194.400-193.950

Feb. 22, 2002

FULLERTON, Calif. - The No. 19 Oregon State gymnastics team defeated Cal State Fullerton, 194.400-193.950, on Friday in the first of two competitions in as many days for the Beavers, who have a meet at UCLA on Saturday.

Tanya Ricioli won the all-around with a 39.225. She tied for first on vault, with a 9.775 and was second on beam (9.85) and floor (9.85). Annie Campbell and Jerra Lopez also picked up individual wins, with Campbell winning beam with a season-high 9.925 and Lopez tying for first on bars with a 9.90.

Campbell and Lopez, regularly all-arounders, competed on three and two events respectively, while Lindsay Nelson competed in the all-around for the third time this season.

'We changed the lineup to give some new people some experience. I liked the way the new people stepped up tonight,' said coach Tanya Chaplin. 'We plan to use the lineup we've used the last few weeks tomorrow against UCLA.'

OSU hit six-for-six on bars to start off the meet on a high note. Lopez led the way by tying her career-high with a 9.90, while Elizabeth Jillson added a 9.85. Nelson followed with a 9.775, and Ricioli (9.75) and Campbell (9.725) rounded out the counting scores to give the Beavers a 49.05 on their first event.

Vault gave the Beavers problems in the second rotation. The first four vaulters hit, but the final two both fell to force OSU to count a fall. Ricioli's 9.775 tied her season-best score and was OSU's highest vault score for the meet. Th�r�se Videan was second on the team with a 9.75, and Nelson added a season-high 9.675. OSU also counted Meghan Jones' 9.60, but had to count Heather Justus' 9.15 as the Beavers posted a 47.95, their second lowest vault score of the year.

At the midway point, OSU had a slim .125 edge over the Titans with a 97.00-96.875 advantage.

OSU scored a 48.650 on floor, highlighted by Ricioli's 9.85 and Nelson's career-high 9.825. Justus rebounded from her miss on vault to match her personal best with a 9.80.

The Titans had to count a fall on beam in the third rotation, so the Beavers opened up their lead slightly heading into the final event. OSU went to beam leading by a mere .0.80 points.

The Beavers started slowly on beam, with two falls on the first three routines. However, the four gymnasts who hit their routines all had season-highs to give OSU a 48.75 on the event. Campbell led the way with a 9.925, while Daylee Ingalls, Elaine Yoder and Ricioli all posted 9.85 scores for the Beavers.

Meet Results

Team Scores: Oregon State 194.400, Cal State Fullerton 193.950

Vault: T1. Tanya Ricioli (OSU), Joanna Hughes (CSUF), 9.775, 3. Th�r�se Videan (OSU), 9.75. Other OSU Scores: Lindsay Nelson, 9.675, Meghan Jones, 9.60, Heather Justus, 9.15, Annie Campbell, 9.05 (Daylee Ingalls, 8.65 - exhibition)

Bars: 1. Joanna Hughes (CSUF), 9.95, 2. Jerra Lopez (OSU), 9.90, 3. Elizabeth Jillson (OSU), 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Lindsay Nelson, 9.825, Tanya Ricioli, 9.75, Annie Campbell, 9.725, Th�r�se Videan, 9.675 (Lyndsay Dixon, 8.925 - exhibition).

Beam: 1. Annie Campbell (OSU), 9.925, T2. Daylee Ingalls (OSU), Elaine Yoder (OSU), Tanya Ricioli (OSU), 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Jerra Lopez, 9.275, Lindsay Nelson, 9.10

Floor: 1. Kelly Mathiasen (CSUF), 9.925, 2. Tanya Ricioli (OSU), 9.85, 3. Lindsay Nelson (OSU), Theresa O'Gara (CSUF), Nicole Kasson (CSUF), 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Heather Justus, 9.80, Elaine Yoder, 9.70, Th�r�se Videan, 9.50, Soni Meduna, 9.475

All-Around: 1. Tanya Ricioli (OSU), 39.225, 2. Kelly Mathiasen (CSUF), 39.150, 3. Lindsay Nelson (OSU), 38.425

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