No. 13 Beavers Fall to No. 1 Utah

Jan. 21, 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State (3-2) continued to show improvement against Utah (3-0), the best team in the country, on Friday night at Gill Coliseum but came up short losing the dual meet 194.250-195.950 in front of 3,317 fans. The Beavers' beam team stayed even with the Utes' and OSU also hit on all six vaults for the first time this season.

Last week, with scoring very tight Oregon State did not have a single score of 9.80 or better. Tonight, the Beavers topped that plateau on each apparatus, led by Thérèse Videan's 9.85 bar routine.

The Beavers opened the night with a positive start going six-for-six on the vault for the first time in 2005. Heather Justus led the ninth-ranked vaulting team in the country, with an impressive score of 9.825. Megan Devencenzi posted 9.775 for the second week in a row and Angela Morales and Daylee Ingalls added a 9.75 and 9.725 respectively. Oregon State also counted a 9.55 from Videan.

OSU's No. 8-ranked bars team continued its solid performance this season and showed improvement with season-highs from Videan (9.85), Lindsay Nelson (9.75) and Justus (9.70). Chrissy Lamun added a 9.75 and Chelsea Plourde tallied a 9.70.

The Beavers' unranked beam team held their own against the third-ranked beam squad from Utah with each school posting 48.875 marks. Highlighted by Lamun (9.825) and Daylee Ingalls (9.80), all five counting scores were 9.70 or better and all were season-highs. Plourde and Heidi Goehring each tallied 9.775's and Courtney Dennison hit a career-high 9.70.

Oregon State suffered a bit of a let down on the floor exercise suffering two falls and an out of bounds penalty on the floor exercise. The Beavers, who entered the night ranked third in the country on the floor, were up and down in the rotation with Videan (9.80), Justus (9.725), and Morales (9.675) notching the top scores for the Beavers. Lamun, in her first floor competition of the season, struggled with the landing of her first pass, barely stepping outside the line and finished at 9.65. Oregon State also counted Heidi Goehring's 9.15.

Utah all-arounders Ashley Postell and Annabeth Eberle entered the night ranked tied for first in the country and showed why putting up 39.450 and 39.275 scores respectively. Postell, a freshman, won three events (vault, beam and floor) and finished second on the bars.

Oregon State travels to Stanford next week for a dual with the Cardinal, Friday night at 7 p.m.

Meet Results

Team Scores: No. 1 Utah 195.950; No. 13 Oregon State 194.250

Vault: T1. Ashley Postell (Utah), Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 9.85; T3. Heather Justus (OSU), Rachel Tidd (Utah) 9.825. Other OSU Scores:Megan Devencenzi 9.775; Angela Morales 9.75; Daylee Ingalls 9.725; Thérèse Videan 9.55; Kim Sedlak 9.525 (Exhibition - Courtney Dennison 9.50)

Bars: 1. Rachel Tidd (Utah) 9.90; T2. Thérèse Videan (OSU), Ashley Postell (Utah), Nicolle Ford (Utah) 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Chrissy Lamun , Lindsay Nelson 9.75; Heather Justus, Chelsea Plourde 9.70; Heidi Goehring 9.125 (Exhibition - Keegan Fitzgerald 9.625)

Beam: 1. Ashley Postell (Utah) 9.875; T2. Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Nicolle Ford (Utah) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Daylee Ingalls 9.80; Heidi Goehring, Chelsea Plourde 9.775; Courtney Dennison 9.70; Angela Morales 9.125 (Exhibition - Jacey Draper 9.70)

Floor: 1. Ashley Postell (Utah) 9.875; 2. Annabeth Eberle (Utah); T3. Thérèse Videan, Gabriella Onodi 9.80. Other OSU Scores: Heather Justus 9.725; Angela Morales 9.675; Chrissy Lamun 9.65; Heidi Goehring 9.125; Megan Devencenzi 8.825 (Exhibition - Lindsay Nelson 9.375).

All-Around: 1. Ashley Postell (Utah) 39.450; 2. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 39.275; 3. Nicolle Ford (Utah) 38.450.

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