No. 11 Husky Gymnasts Travel to Tempe
Jan. 11, 2005
The Meet: The 11th-ranked Washington women's gymnastics team (2-1) travel to Tempe, Ariz. to face No. 5 Arizona State (3-0) on Friday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m at Wells Fargo Arena.
Series History: Last year, No. 18 UW downed No. 17 Arizona State 197.325 to 193.075 in Seattle propelled by a historic night. The Huskies recorded three 10s by three different competitors for the first time in school history. Kelly McDonald scored her 10 in vault, Emily Pritchard in bars and Carly Dockendorf on floor. McDonald won the all-around with a school record score of 39.825. The Huskies trail the Sun Devils 9-18 in the all-time series.
Scouting the Competition: Junior Lauren Powell won the all-around competition, scoring a 39.375 and head coach John Spini collected the 300th win of his 25-year coaching career as Arizona State (195.7) defeated Maryland (193.975), Alaska-Anchorage (191.275) and Boise State (190.9) at the 2005 Maui Invitational last Friday. It was the season opener for all four teams. ASU, ranked 9th at the time, is now 3-0 on the season.
Last Week: No. 21 Washington opened its season by finishing second in a four-team meet at Cal-State Fullerton. No. 12 Oregon State scored 195.200, while UW was second with 194.625, followed by Cal-State Fullerton (193.225) and Sacramento State (192.275). Senior Carly Dockendorf won the all-around competition, helped by a 10.000 on floor and by winning the balance beam (9.825). For Dockendorf the 10 was the sixth of her career and the fifth time on floor exercise. The only event the Huskies won was floor, where the team tallied a school-record 49.725 points. Sophomore Chelsea Bakken and senior Tacia LaBatte each scored a 9.950 in the event to tie for second overall behind Dockendorf. Freshman Brittney Brabec was fourth in the all-around (38.100) in her collegiate debut.
Dockendorf Starts Strong: Senior Carly Dockendorf is off to a phenomenal start in her last season with the Huskies, capturing three event titles in the UW's first meet of the season. Dockendorf recorded the fifth 10 of her career on floor and won the balance beam (9.825) en route to the all-around title at Cal-State Fullerton. The three event titles give her 33 for her career moving her into a seventh-place tie with Wendi Goya. She is one of two NCAA Division I athletes to record a 10 in the early stages of the season (Oklahoma's Erin LaBarr scored a 10 on bars).
UW's all-time event winnners:
1. Suzie Sun, 1981-84 61
2. Yumi Mordre, 1986-89 58
3. Tiffany Simpson, 1996-2000 54
4. Wendi Gangwer, 1984-87 52
5. Emily Pritchard, 2001-04 40
6. Klara Kudilkova, 1995-98 37
7. Wendi Goya, 1983-86 33
7. Carly Dockendorf, 2002- 33
19. Kelly McDonald 11
GymInfo Rankings (Jan. 10, 2005)
Rank/Team/Score 1. Utah 197.675 2. UCLA 197.300 3. Oklahoma 195.900 Michigan 195.900 5. Arizona State 195.700 6. Michigan State 195.900 7. Auburn 195.325 8. Oregon State 195.200 9. Iowa State 194.92510. Georgia 194.85011. Washington 194.62512. Florida 194.45013. Arkansas 194.25014 Nebraska 194.20015. Maryland 193.97516. Alabama 193.875 Denver 193.87518. Illinois 193.82519. Minnesota 193.80020. Louisiana State 193.72521. Arizona 193.42522. Cal State-Fullerton 193.22523. Missouri 193.05024. Central Michigan 192.35025. Sacramento State 192.275
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