Third-ranked UCLA Gymnasts Fall To Second-Ranked Michigan

Feb. 4, 2005

Ann Arbor, MI - Despite a winning all-around effort of 39.575 from senior Kristen Maloney, the third-ranked UCLA gymnastics team lost a dual meet at Michigan, 196.25-195.25, in front of a school record crowd of 5,039. UCLA and second-ranked Michigan were tied going into the final rotation, but the Bruins had to count a fall on beam.

Michigan jumped out to a big lead after the first rotation, earning a score of 49.425 on vault while the Bruins counted a fall on bars to score 48.5. Maloney and Tasha Schwikert led the Bruins with scores of 9.9 and 9.825, respectively. The Wolverines recorded three straight 9.9+ scores to close the rotation, led by Jenny Deiley's meet-winning 9.95.

The Bruins rebounded in rotation two to score a 49.3 on vault. A stuck vault from Schwikert earned a team-best 9.925, while Maloney and Kate Richardson each scored 9.875. The Bruins also received scores of 9.825 from Ashley Peckett on her stuck Yurchenko Arabian and 9.8 from Jordan Schwikert.

UCLA's floor squad brought the Bruins dead-even with Michigan after the third rotation, scoring a 49.175 thanks to scores of 9.9 from Maloney, 9.875 from Richardson, 9.85 from J. Schwikert and 9.775s from T. Schwikert and Courtney Walker. Michigan wobbles on beam led to a team total of 48.575.

In the final rotation, Peckett led things off with a difficult beam routine that scored a 9.675. However, things went downhill from there, as only two routines scored 9.8 or higher - T. Schwikert's 9.8 and Maloney's 9.9. Michigan closed with six scores of 9.825 or higher on floor for a season-high 49.275 that clinched the win.

Maloney won the all-around and beam and tied for first on floor. She also placed second on bars. T. Schwikert scored 39.325 to tie for second in the all-around with Deiley and also tied for second on vault and beam and placed third on bars.

Final Results:

TEAM: 1. Michigan, 196.25; 2. UCLA, 195.25

ALL-AROUND: 1. Kristen Maloney (UCLA), 39.575; 2T. Tasha Schwikert (UCLA), Jenny Deiley (M) 39.325

VAULT: 1. Deiley (M), 9.95; 2T. Schwikert (UCLA), Elise Ray (M) 9.925

BARS: 1. Ray (M), 9.925, 2. Maloney (UCLA), 9.9; 3. Schwikert (UCLA), 9.825

BEAM: 1. Maloney (UCLA), 9.9; 2T. Schwikert (UCLA), Deiley (M) 9.8

FLOOR: 1T. Maloney (UCLA), Lindsey Bruck (M) 9.9; 3T. Richardson (UCLA), Shanna Duggan (M) 9.875

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