No. 9 OSU Records Fourth-Best Score In School History With 197.025-194.550 Win Over Cal

Feb. 14, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 9 Oregon State gymnastics team scored a season-high 197.025 to defeat California (194.550) in a Valentine's Day showdown at Gill Coliseum on Friday night.

The Beavers (7-3) counted only one score below a 9.80 and finished with five marks of 9.90 or better as OSU went 23-for-24. The 197.025 was the fourth best score in school history and the first 197 mark since 2001.

'The scores are relative, and we need to look at the details and the deductions that we need to take care of before our meet with Utah next week,' coach Tanya Chaplin said. 'Still, I knew they had the potential to score a 197.'

Tanya Ricioli claimed top honors in the all-around with a 39.425, and she tied for first on beam and floor with 9.90 marks on both events. Ricioli's best score actually came on bars, where she had a career-high 9.925, but she finished second to teammate Elizabeth Jillson, who won the event with a career-high 9.95. Elaine Yoder picked up her first career win after tying Ricioli for the beam title, and Cal's My-Lan Dodd tied Ricioli on floor. Cal's Monique Chang took first on vault with a 9.90.

'We've been shooting for a 197 all year, and it feels awesome to go out and meet our goal,' Ricioli said.

OSU opened the meet on vault, with the Beavers competing five 10.0-valued vaults for the second week in a row. This time it was Daylee Ingalls leading the way with a career-high 9.875 that earned her a second-place finish. Angela Morales placed third with a 9.85, and Lindsay Nelson added a 9.825.

Four of the six competitors on bars set or tied their career-highs as the Beavers finished with a season-best 49.375 on the event. Jillson won the event for the second week in a row after matching her career-high set as a sophomore in 2001, and Ricioli's 9.925 topped her previous best of 9.90. Heidi Goehring, competing on the event for the first time this year, scored a 9.825 that matched her personal best from last year. Th�r�se Videan tied her career-high of 9.80, although the Beavers didn't count her score after Nelson had a 9.825 and Chrissy Lamun scored a 9.85.

Ricioli's and Yoder's 9.90 beam scores capped off a six-for-six performance that resulted in a season-high 49.275 and a share of the top six scores of the night. Ricioli and Yoder took top honors, and Ingalls matched her career-best with a 9.85 for third. Angela Morales had a season-high 9.825 to place fourth, and Nelson's 9.80 put her in fifth place. Lamun's 9.75 tied for sixth.

OSU finished with a 49.250 on floor, led by Ricioli's 9.90 that gave the All-American her second floor title of the year. Morales finished third with a 9.875, and the Beavers counted 9.825 scores from Nelson, Videan and Justus.

MEET RESULTS

Team Scores: No. 9 Oregon State 197.025, California 194.550

Vault: 1. Monique Chang (Cal) 9.90; 2. Daylee Ingalls (OSU) 9.875; 3. Angela Morales (OSU) 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Lindsay Nelson 9.825; Heather Justus 9.80; Meghan Jones 9.775; Tanya Ricioli 9.70 (Exhibition - Th�r�se Videan 9.70)

Bars: 1. Elizabeth Jillson (OSU) 9.95; 2. Tanya Ricioli (OSU) 9.925; T3. Chrissy Lamun (OSU), My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Heidi Goehring 9.825; Lindsay Nelson 9.825; Th�r�se Videan 9.80 (Exhibitions - Meghan Jones 9.825; Heather Justus 9.725)

Beam: T1. Tanya Ricioli (OSU), Elaine Yoder (OSU) 9.90; 3. Daylee Ingalls (OSU) 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Angela Morales 9.825; Lindsay Nelson 9.80; Chrissy Lamun 9.75 (Exhibition - Th�r�se Videan 8.40)

Floor: T1. Tanya Ricioli (OSU), My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 9.90; 3. Angela Morales (OSU) 9.875. Other OSU Scores: Heather Justus 9.825; Th�r�se Videan 9.825; Lindsay Nelson 9.825; Chrissy Lamun 9.425 (Exhibition - Christa Piazza 9.125)

All-Around: 1. Tanya Ricioli (OSU) 39.425; 2. Lindsay Nelson (OSU) 39.275; 3. Britani Puttulo (Cal) 38.800

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