No. 9 Beavers Defeat No. 6 Arizona State 196.375-195.750

Feb. 7, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State gymnasts claimed a share of first on four individual events as the No. 9 Beavers put together their best score of the year with a 196.325-195.750 victory over No. 6 Arizona State in the Younger Oil/Texaco Showdown at Gill Coliseum on Friday night.

Angela Morales and Chrissy Lamun scored career-high 9.925s on floor to tie ASU's Maggie Germaine for top honors, and Tanya Ricioli's career-high 9.925 on beam gave her the victory on that event. Elizabeth Jillson scored a 9.90 on bars for the win, and Heather Justus turned in a 9.875 on vault to tie for first with ASU's Cassidy Vreeke. Germaine won the all-around with a score of 39.400.

Both teams had two gymnasts fall on beam, but the Beavers were a perfect 18-for-18 on their other events while ASU also had a fall on vault and bars.

'We're much better than what they showed on beam. We have to be solid all-around if we want to be a Super Six team,' coach Tanya Chaplin said. 'We had the opportunity to go 24-for-24.'

OSU scored a 48.525 on beam, but the Beavers posted 49-plus marks on the other three events.

The Beavers started off with a 49.200 on vault, tying their season-high set in the January 2 season opener. Five of the six Beavers performed vaults worth a 10.0, and four scored a 9.80 or better. Lindsay Nelson and Morales scored 9.85s, and Th�r�se Videan added a 9.825. Meghan Jones officially competed her yurchenko full for the first time and responded with a career-high 9.80. Justus anchored the team with a handspring pike front, worth a maximum of 9.90, but she stuck the vault and ended up with a 9.875, including a perfect 9.90 from one of the judges.

OSU also had another season-high on bars, finishing with a 49.225 highlighted by Jillson's season-high 9.90. Nelson and Chrissy Lamun set personal bests with a pair of 9.875 scores to tie for second, and Ricioli added a 9.825. Videan and Jones both scored 9.75.

Morales got the beam team off to a solid start by tying her personal best of 9.80, but the next two Beavers fell. Daylee Ingalls stayed on for a 9.75, and Elaine Yoder added a 9.775 to set up Ricioli, who scored a career-high 9.925 for the second time this year. Still, OSU had to count Nelson's 9.275 as a result of the falls.

The Beavers got back on track on floor and scored a 49.375, just missing their season-high of 49.400 set last week at Stanford. The rookies led the way with their 9.925 marks, with Lamun earning a share of first on floor for the third time this season. For Morales, it was her first career win on floor and the second on any event this year. Nelson added a season-high 9.875, and OSU also counted a pair of 9.825 marks from Videan and Justus.

MEET RESULTS

Team Scores: No. 9 Oregon State 196.325; No. 6 Arizona State 195.750

Vault: T1. Heather Justus (OSU), Cassidy Vreeke (ASU) 9.875; T3. Angela Morales (OSU), Maggie Germaine (ASU) 9.85; 5. Th�r�se Videan (OSU) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Meghan Jones 9.80; Tanya Ricioli 9.75 (Exhibition - Chrissy Lamun 9.60)

Bars: 1. Elizabeth Jillson (OSU) 9.90; T2. Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Lindsay Nelson (OSU), Ashley Ellsberry (ASU) 9.875; 5. Ashley Kelly (ASU) 9.85 Other OSU Scores: Tanya Ricioli 9.825; Th�r�se Videan 9.75; Meghan Jones 9.75 (Exhibition - Heidi Goehring 9.775)

Beam: 1. Tanya Ricioli (OSU) 9.925; 2. Maggie Germaine (ASU) 9.85; T3. Angela Morales (OSU), Kari Muth (ASU) 9.80; T5. Elaine Yoder (OSU), Kari Muth (ASU) 9.775. Other OSU Scores: Daylee Ingalls 9.75; Lindsay Nelson 9.275, Chrissy Lamun 8.60 (Exhibition - Heidi Goehring 9.275)

Floor: T1. Angela Morales (OSU), Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Maggie Germaine (ASU), 9.925; 4. Lindsay Nelson (OSU), 9.875; 5. Ashley Ellsberry (ASU) 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Heather Justus 9.825, Th�r�se Videan 9.825, Tanya Ricioli 9.775 (Exhibition - Elaine Yoder 8.375)

All-Around: 1. Maggie Germaine (ASU) 39.400; 2. Tanya Ricioli (OSU) 39.275; 3. Ashley Kelly (ASU) 39.175; 4. Ashley Ellsberry (ASU) 38.900; 5. Lindsay Nelson (OSU)

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