No. 14 Gymnastics Team Falls To No. 5 Utah
March 9, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY - The No. 5 Utah gymnastics team kept its home winning streak alive after posting a 197.350-195.475 win over No. 14 Oregon State at the Huntsman Center on Saturday. Utah has won a record 168 straight dual meets at home.
'We weren't necessarily coming in here trying to beat Utah. We came in trying to get the best score we possibly could, and I would have felt much better if we didn't have to count a fall, but we did,' said coach Tanya Chaplin. 'I'm disappointed with our inconsistencies.'
OSU had four falls, including two on beam to force them to count a missed routine. The Beavers also had falls on vault and floor.
A six-for-six performance on bars got the Beavers off to a solid start, scoring a 49.075 in their opening rotation. Elizabeth Jillson's 9.85 led the team, while Jerra Lopez and Lindsay Nelson chipped in 9.825 marks.
Utah scored a 49.175 on vault, led by Annabeth Eberle's 9.90 effort, to take the early lead.
The Beavers kept their momentum going on vault, scoring a 48.925 for their second highest score of the year on that event. OSU had four vaulters score a 9.80 or better for the first time this season. Annie Campbell ended up tying for second behind Eberle with a 9.85, while Tanya Ricioli and Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan each scored 9.825s. Heather Justus equaled her career-high with a 9.80, and OSU also counted Meghan Jones' 9.625 score.
However, three Utah bar performers had a 9.90 or better - led by Theresa Kulikowski's 9.95 - to score a 49.400 and extend the lead to 98.575-98.00 at the midway point.
Utah looked like it might open the door for the Beavers in the third rotation after the Annabeth Eberle fell on Utah's second beam routine, but the next four hit to keep the Utes ahead. Kulikowski scored a 9.975, and Shannon Bowles had a 9.95 to give Utah a 49.300 on the event.
OSU ended up with a 48.975 on floor, with Lopez's 9.85 routine leading the way. Ricioli added a 9.825, and Nelson scored a 9.80 on her performance.
Heading into the final rotation, Utah extended its lead to nearly a point at 147.875-146.975.
The Utes had three 9.90-plus scores on floor, while OSU had to count a fall on beam to extend Utah's lead in the final standings. Kulikowski led Utah with a 9.95. Campbell's 9.825 led the beam team, and Elaine Yoder added a 9.80.
Team Scores: Utah 197.350, Oregon State 195.475
Vault: 1. Annabeth Eberle (Utah), 9.90, T2. Annie Campbell (OSU), Theresa Kulikowski (Utah), 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Tanya Ricioli, 9.825, Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan, 9.825, Heather Justus, 9.80, Meghan Jones, 9.625, Jerra Lopez, 9.225
Bars: 1. Theresa Kulikowski (Utah), 9.95, T2. Deidra Graham (Utah), Veronique Leclerc (Utah), 9.90. OSU Scores: Elizabeth Jillson, 9.85, Jerra Lopez, 9.825, Lindsay Nelson, 9.825, Tanya Ricioli, 9.80, Annie Campbell, 9.775, Heidi Goehring, 9.775 (Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan, 9.70 - exhibition)
Beam: 1. Theresa Kulikowski (Utah), 9.975, 2. Shannon Bowles (Utah), 9.95, 3. Melissa Vituj (Utah), 9.875. OSU Scores: Annie Campbell, 9.825, Elaine Yoder, 9.80, Daylee Ingalls, 9.75, Lindsay Nelson, 9.725, Jerra Lopez, 9.40, Tanya Ricioli, 9.25
Floor: 1. Theresa Kulikowski (Utah), 9.95, 2. Veronique Leclerc (Utah), 9.925, 3. Melissa Vituj (Utah), 9.90. OSU Scores: Jerra Lopez, 9.85, Tanya Ricioli, 9.825, Lindsay Nelson, 9.80, Heather Justus, 9.75, Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan, 9.75, Annie Campbell, 9.375.