California Drops Pac-10 Opener to No. 2 UCLA

Jan. 23, 2005

LOS ANGELES - The California women's gymnastics team received strong all-around performances from seniors My-Lan Dodd (38.600) and Miho Maeda (38.725) but couldn't overcome a dominating performance by No. 2 UCLA in taking second at a quad meet at Pauley Pavilion Sunday.

The two-time defending NCAA team champion Bruins posted a 197.150 to defeat the Bears (191.175), Sacramento State (190.375) and Cal State Fullerton (190.325). UCLA gymnasts swept the top three positons on each event with Kristen Maloney (39.750), Tasha Schwikert (39.625) and Kate Richardson (39.500) finishing 1-2-3 in the all-around.

Maeda posted Cal's best individual finish, scoring a 9.775 to finish fourth on balance beam. Dodd's top score of the day was a 9.775 on floor excercise for seventh in that event.

The Bears (0-1 Pac-10, 4-1 overal) return to action Friday at UC Davis, whom the Bears topped 191.850-187.375 in their season opener Jan. 14 in Berkeley. Meet time at the Aggies' Recreation Hall is 7:00 p.m.

Women's Gymnastics ResultPauley Pavilion, Los AngelesJan. 23, 2005Attendance: 2,4711. UCLA                         197.1502. California                   191.1753. Sacramento State             190.3754. Cal State Fullerton          190.325

Results (top 6 and Cal scores)VaultT-1. Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 9.925T-1. Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 9.9253. Kate Richardson (UCLA) 9.9004. Ashley Peckett (UCLA) 9.8755. Courtney Walker (UCLA) 9.875T-6. Amanda Van Horn (CSUF) 9.750T-6. Nrivana Zaher (SSU) 9.75010. My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 9.65013. Miho Maeda (Cal) 9.62515. Britani Pittullo (Cal) 9.60018. Isabel Garcia (Cal) 9.57521. Nicki Wells (Cal) 9.526

Uneven Bars1. Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 9.9502. Jordan Schwikert (UCLA) 9.900T-3. Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 9.875T-3. Lindsey Van Eykel (UCLA) 9.8755. Kate Richardson (UCLA) 9.8006. Ashley Peckett (UCLA) 9.75010. Miho Maeda (Cal) 9.57513. Britani Pittullo (Cal) 9.50013. Nicki Wells (Cal) 9.55016. My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 9.50019. Siobhan Luce (Cal) 9.42522. Alli Szutu (Cal) 9.075

Balance Beam1. Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 9.9252. Kate Richardson (UCLA) 9.8753. Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 9.8254. Miho Maeda (Cal) 9.7755. Lindsey Van Eykel (UCLA) 9.7506. My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 9.67511. Alli Szutu (Cal) 9.37513. Keiko Nakamura (Cal) 9.30020. Britani Pittullo (Cal) 9.15021. Isabel Garcia (Cal) 9.100

Floor Excercise1. Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 10.0002. Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 9.9503. Kate Richardson (UCLA) 9.925T-4. Courtney Walker (UCLA) 9.875T-4. Stefanie Aeder (SSU) 9.8756. Christie Tedmon (UCLA) 9.8507. My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 9.7758. Miho Maeda (Cal) 9.75014. Siobhan Luce (Cal) 9.62516. Nicki Wels (Cal) 9.60017. Isabel Garcia (Cal) 9.57523. Alli Szutu (Cal) 8.925

All-Around1. Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 39.7502. Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 39.6253. Kate Richardson (UCLA) 39.5004. Miho Maeda (Cal) 38.7255. My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 38.6006. Nirvana Zaher (SSU) 38.275

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