Husky Gymnasts Fall at Utah

March 7, 2003

Salt Lake City - The 12th-ranked Washington women's gymnastics team lost a dual meet at sixth-ranked Utah by a score of 196.975 to 194.950 before a crowd of 9,232 at the Huntsman Center. Utah's Theresa Kulikowski scored a perfect 10 on beam in the event the proved to be the difference in the meet. A two-time NCAA beam champion, it marked the 13th time during her career she has managed a perfect score of the event. The Utes posted a score of 49.525 on beam while the Huskies could only manage 47.475 after being forced to count two falls oon the event..

Kulikowski also won the bars with a 9.925 score to help Utah sweep first place in all four events and the all-around. Annabeth Eberle took first on vault for Utah at 9.975 and tied teammate Melissa Vituj for first on floor at 9.950. Vituj also won the all-around with a score of 39.600.

Washington actually held a 98.425 to 97.875 lead midway through the meet after posting scores of 49.200 on bars and 49.225 on vault. During the third rotation the Huskies managed a 49.050 on floor while Utah climbed back into the meet with a strong 49.525 on beam. Leading 147.475 to 147.075 heading into the final event, the Huskies saw their chance for the upset disappear when they were forced to count scores of 9.3 and 8.825 on beam due to a series of falls.

Washington's Tacia LaBatte, a Utah transfer, was third in the all-around at 39.350. Husky freshman Kelly McDonald was fourth in the all-around at 39.275 and Carly Dockendorf was fifth at 38.400. Dockendorf managed a 9.900 on bars to finish second, the Huskies top performance on any event.

The Huskies return to the road next week when they travel to Boise State for a dual meet on March 14.

Vault Bars Beam Floor Total

Utah        49.325  48.550  49.525  49.575   196.975Washington  49.225  49.200  47.475  49.050   194.950

Vault 1. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 9.9750
2. Kristen Riffanacht (Utah) 9.9000
2. Tacia LaBatte (UW) 9.9000
4. Kelly McDonald (UW) 9.8750
4. Stacy Wong (UW) 9.8750
6. Kim Allan (Utah) 9.8250
6. Melissa Vituj (Utah) 9.8250
6. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.8250
9. Veronique Leclerc (Utah) 9.8000
10. Gritt Hofmann (Utah) 9.7750
11. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.7500
12. Courtney Canavan (UW) 9.6000

Bars
1. Theresa Kulikowski (Utah) 9.925
2. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.900
3. Kim Allan (Utah) 9.875
3. Kelly McDonald (UW) 9.875
5. Melissa Vituj (Utah) 9.850
5. Tacia LaBatte (UW) 9.850
5. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.850
8. Amy Metcalf (UW) 9.725
9. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 9.600
10. Kristen Riffanacht (Utah) 9.300
11. Kimberly Lewis (UW) 9.250
12. Veronique Leclerc (Utah) 8.900

Beam
1. Theresa Kulikowski (Utah) 10.000
2. Melissa Vituj (Utah) 9.975
3. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 9.925
4. Kelly McDonald (UW) 9.850
5. Natalie Nicoloff (Utah) 9.825
6. Kim Allan (Utah) 9.800
6. Gritt Hofmann (Utah) 9.800
6. Tacia LaBatte (UW) 9.800
9. Courtney Canavan (UW) 9.700
10. Stacy Wong (UW) 9.300
11. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 8.825
12. Tanya Powers (UW) 8.475

Floor
1. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 9.950
1. Melissa Vituj (Utah) 9.950
3. Theresa Kulikowski (Utah) 9.925
3. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.925
5. Kristen Riffanacht (Utah) 9.900
6. Gritt Hofmann (Utah) 9.850
7. Veronique Leclerc (Utah) 9.825
8. Tacia LaBatte (UW) 9.800
8. Christina Pelaez (UW) 9.800
10. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.775
11. Amy Metcalf (UW) 9.750
12. Kelly McDonald (UW) 9.675

All-Around
1. Melissa Vituj (Utah) 39.600
2. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 39.450
3. Tacia LaBatte (UW) 39.350
4. Kelly McDonald (UW) 39.275
5. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 38.400
6. Tanya Powers (UW) 37.925

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