UCLA Gymnasts Defeat Arizona, 197.4-195.275
Feb. 23, 2003
Los Angeles, Calif. - The top-ranked UCLA gymnastics team defeated 16th-ranked Arizona, 197.4-195.275 in front of 3,489 in Pauley Pavilion Sunday afternoon. Bruin junior Jamie Dantzscher scored a perfect 10 on the floor exercise, and senior Onnie Willis won the all-around with a 39.625.
The Bruins began the meet on the vault, where they scored a 49.25. Junior Jeanette Antolin led the Bruins with a 9.95, and Willis contributed a 9.925. Arizona, meanwhile, totaled a 48.7 on the uneven bars, led by a 9.825 from Monica Bisordi.
UCLA equaled its team score of 49.25 on the uneven bars in rotation two after Dantzscher (9.925) and Yvonne Tousek (9.9) contributed 9.9+ scores. The Wildcats improved upon their score with a 48.775 on vault. Freshman Abby Pearson led Arizona with a career-high 9.925.
On balance beam, the Bruins continued their consistency, scoring 49.25 once again. Freshman Kate Richardson led UCLA with a 9.925, while Dantzscher added a 9.875, Willis a 9.85 and Malia Jones and Tousek each scored a 9.8.
The Bruins picked it up on the floor exercise in the final rotation, however, scoring 49.65 thanks to six scores of 9.85 or higher. Dantzscher's 10.0 and Willis' 9.975 highlighted the rotation. Jones and Kristin Parker added 9.9s.
The Bruins swept the Top 3 placings in the all-around. Willis was first with a 39.625, just edging out Dantzscher, who scored 39.6. Antolin placed third with a 39.425.
1. UCLA 197.4, 2. Arizona, 195.275
Individual Event Results:
Vault - 1. Jeanette Antolin (UCLA), 9.95; 2T. Onnie Willis (UCLA), 9.925; 2T. Abby Pearson (AZ), 9.925
Uneven Bars - 1. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), 9.925; 2. Yvonne Tousek (UCLA), 9.9; 3. Onnie Willis (UCLA), 9.875
Balance Beam - 1. Kate Richardson (UCLA), 9.925; 2. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), 9.875; 3. Onnie Willis (UCLA), 9.85
Floor Exercise - 1. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), 10; 2. Onnie Willis (UCLA), 9.975; 3T. Malia Jones (UCLA), 9.9; 3T. Kristin Parker (UCLA), 9.9; 3T. Monica Bisordi (AZ), 9.9; 3T. Katie Johnson (AZ), 9.9.
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