Beavers Fall To California 195.675-195.550
Jan. 30, 2004
BERKELEY, Calif. - Three Oregon State gymnasts won individual titles, but the No. 20 Beavers dropped a dual meet to California 195.675-195.550 at Haas Pavilion on Friday night.
Chrissy Lamun, Chelsea Plourde and Tanya Ricioli-Hebron all captured first-place honors for OSU. Plourde scored a 39.375 to win the all-around competition for the third week in a row. Plourde and Lamun tied for first on beam with 9.85s, and Plourde also tied for first on bars with a 9.875. Lamun and Ricioli-Hebron turned in a pair of 9.925s to win the floor title.
The individual wins were bittersweet, however, as the Beavers not only dropped the dual meet but were dealt another injury earlier in the week.
The Beavers, who have already had three season-ending injuries, were also without senior all-arounder Annie Campbell, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies in her right knee on Thursday. Her status will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
Lamun, a regular on three events, joined the vault lineup to make her first collegiate all-around performance in Campbell's absence. She responded with a 39.125 to place third in the all-around. Heather Justus filled in for Campbell on bars and floor, and Heidi Goehring replaced her on beam.
'We continue to overcome obstacles week after week, but we have to improve on vault because that event continues to cost us,' coach Tanya Chaplin said.
Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan got the Beavers off to a solid start with a 9.80 on bars, but Justus then fall while competing the event for the first time. However, the final four competitors all hit their routines as OSU didn't have to count the miss. Plourde led the way with a 9.875 to tie Cal's Monique Chang for first place. Ricioli-Hebron scored a 9.85 for OSU, which also counted a 9.80 from Goehring and a 9.775 from Lamun.
Lamun, competing on vault for the first time, turned in a 9.575 to start the Beavers off on their second rotation. Justus followed with a season-high 9.75, but Videan fell on her vault. Angela Morales got the Beavers back on the right track with a season-high 9.85, but then OSU had to count a 9.30 from Ricioli-Hebron. Plourde finished the event with a 9.825, good for a tie for third. Morales was second behind Lauren Shipp, who tied the Cal school record with a 9.95.
Highlighted by first-place and season-highs of 9.925 from both Lamun and Ricioli-Hebron, the Beavers finished with a 49.250 on floor. Morales and Plourde added 9.825s, and OSU also counted Videan's 9.80.
The Beavers also went six-for-six on beam, led by the 9.85 routines from Lamun and Plourde. Morales led off the beam team with a 9.70, and Elaine Yoder and Goehring followed with a pair of 9.725 routines. Ricioli-Hebron scored a 9.70.
Team Scores: California 195.675; Oregon State 195.550
Vault: 1. Lauren Shipp (Cal) 9.95; 2. Angela Morales (OSU) 9.85; T3. Chelsea Plourde (OSU), Karissa Chock (Cal) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Heather Justus 9.75; Chrissy Lamun 9.575; Tanya Ricioli-Hebron 9.30; Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan 8.10 (Exhibition - Christa Piazza 9.375)
Bars: T1. Chelsea Plourde (OSU), Monique Chang (Cal) 9.875; 3. Tanya Ricioli-Hebron (OSU) 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Heidi Goehring 9.80; Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan 9.80; Chrissy Lamun 9.775; Heather Justus 9.075
Beam: T1. Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Chelsea Plourde (OSU) 9.85; 3. Stephanie Kim (Cal) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Heidi Goehring and Elaine Yoder 9.725; Angela Morales and Tanya Ricioli-Hebron 9.70 (Exhibition - Christa Piazza)
Floor: T1. Tanya Ricioli-Hebron (OSU), Chrissy Lamun (OSU) 9.925; T3. Stephanie Kim (Cal), Monique Chang (Cal) 9.875. Other OSU Scores: Angela Morales 9.825; Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan 9.80; Heather Justus 9.775; Chelsea Plourde 9.725. (Exhibition - Michelle Dickinson - 9.55 )