This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
Feb. 1, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- As the Pac-10 season continues, five out of seven teams remain ranked among the national Top-25: UCLA, WASHINGTON, ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE and OREGON STATE. As the season averages keep improving, the Pac-10 teams do too. No. 3-ranked UCLA, with an average of 196.055, will travel to No. 2 ranked Michigan this Friday. No. 21-ranked Washington (193.894) is on the road this week and will travel to Boise State. No. 22-ranked Arizona (193.875) will fly to the Bay Area to compete against CALIFORNIA. No. 23-ranked Arizona State (193.837) will travel north to take on No. 24-ranked Oregon State (193.669).
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Friday, February 4
ARIZONA STATE at OREGON STATE, 7:00 p.m.ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m.UCLA at Michigan, 7:30 p.m.STANFORD at Central Michigan, 7:00 p.m.WASHINGTON at Boise State, 6:00 p.m.
*all times are local to site
ARIZONA - The No. 20 Wildcats (194.800) fell to No. 22 ranked Washington (195.075), but topped No. 24 Minnesota (193.700) and Seattle Pacific (191.025) in a four-team meet at Bank of America Arena. Senior Monica Bisordi claimed the individual title on the beam (9.850), while freshman Karin Wurm and senior Jamie Schell each posted 9.800 scores on the uneven parallel bars. The Wildcats are now 1-1 against Pac-10 opponents. Arizona will be on the road again this week as they travel to take on California.
ARIZONA STATE - Arizona State was defeated by No. 1 ranked UCLA 194.275-193.400 Friday in front of 1,151 fans at Wells Fargo Arena. The Sun Devils are now 3-3 on the season and fall to 0-3 in Pacific-10 Conference action. Arizona State's top score on uneven bars was recorded by junior Ashley Kelly, who won with a season-high of 9.925. The Sun Devils registered their best bars team score of the season, a 48.85. Freshman Taryn Shockley tied her career-high on floor with a 9.725. The Sun Devil's next competition is in Corvalis on Friday, February 4, against Oregon State at Gill Coliseum.
CALIFORNIA - California swept the top three spots in the all-around competition as the Golden Bears defeated UC Davis, 190.175-187.050, at The Pavilion on Friday evening. Senior Miho Maeda led all scores with a new career- best mark of 38.875 to win the all-around. A California gymnast captured first place in every event except vault - Maeda won the bars competition (9.875), junior Britani Pittullo took first on beam (9.700) and senior My-Lan Dodd (9.775) tied Maeda for tops on floor. The Bears (5-1) resume action at Haas Pavilion February 4 against Arizona at 7:30 p.m.
OREGON STATE - Oregon State lost to Stanford Friday night 193.125-192.350. The Beaver's bar team got the evening started in the right direction with a solid 48.525 score. Junior Chrissy Lalum led the way on bars tying a season-high with a 9.800. Junior Angela Morales tied for second overall on the vault with a score of 9.825. Oregon State returns to Gill Coliseum this Friday night at 7 p.m. against No. 17 Arizona State.
STANFORD - The Cardinal sent 1,066 fans home happy, coming from behind to defeat No. 14 ranked Oregon State in the team's home opener at Burnham Pavilion on Friday night, 193.125-192.350. All four events and the all-around were won by Cardinal freshmen, and Alex Pintchouk became the second straight freshman to capture an all-around title, scoring a 38.675. Freshman Liz Tricase was impressive, scoring a 9.950 on the uneven bars and registering a 9.900 on the vault, taking first place and setting team-highs for the season in both events. Stanford travels to Central Michigan this Friday.
UCLA - The Bruins used clutch performances on balance beam in the final rotation to defeat Arizona State on the road, 194.275-193.400 The Olympic trio of freshman Tasha Schwikert, junior Kate Richardson, and senior Kristen Maloney showed nerves of steel, posting scores of 9.875, 9.925, and 9.900 on balance beam to secure the win for the Bruins. UCLA's next action will be when they travel to Michigan on Friday, February 4.
WASHINGTON - The 22nd-ranked Huskies took first overall in a four team meet on Friday night at Bank of America Arena. The Huskies (7-1) scored a season-high 195.075 to defeat No. 20 Arizona, No. 24 Minnesota, and Seattle Pacific. Senior Carly Dockendorf won individual titles on bars (9.875), floor (9.850) and all-around (39.150). Freshman Natalie Gillan helped lead the way for the Huskies scoring a personal best 9.825 to take second place. The Huskies return to action Friday, February 4 to take on Boise State in Idaho.