No. 24 Beavers Get Win Over No. 23 Arizona State

Feb. 4, 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State (4-3) battled illness and injury to pull off a victory over Arizona State (3-4) 194.300-193.325 in a Pac-10 dual meet. The Beavers showed vast improvement on vault, beam and floor Friday night in front of 3,187 fans at Gill Coliseum.

The Beavers, competing without seven routines from their usual lineup, were Heather Justus' three routines (sprained elbow), three routines from Chelsea Plourde (influenza) and Thérèse Videan (strained calf) was limited to the uneven bars and vault.

Oregon State got off to a strong start with a score of 48.950 on the vault. The Beavers' final two vaulters, Megan Devencenzi and Angela Morales scored 9.875's to lead the team. But it was season-highs by freshmen Yuki Lamb (9.775) and Kim Sedlak (9.650) that propelled the Beavers to their vault total. OSU also counted Daylee Ingalls' 9.775.

The Beaver bars team had a rough go of it with a pair of falls. Ingalls got things started for the Beavers competing on the event for the first time this season with a solid 9.675 after filling in for Plourde. OSU struggled with the apparatus until bars anchor Chrissy Lamun performed her routine to the tune of a 9.800. Oregon State also counted scores of 9.650 by Videan, 9.600 by Lindsay Nelson, and 9.100 by Heidi Goehring.

OSU trailed by .150 after two events, but the Beavers got busy with their first two gymasts scoring season-highs of 9.700 for Claire Pierce, and 9.725 for Morales. Goehring and Ingalls each tied season-highs with scores of 9.775 and 9.800 respectively, which followed a solid 9.675 performance by Courtney Dennison. The Beavers' beam team anchor, Lamun posted an impressive 9.825 to give OSU a beam total of 48.825 to push the Beavs back into the lead by .075.

Clinging to their slim margin, the Beavers turned to an unusual source to maintain the lead. Senior captain, Christa Piazza led off the floor team, in her first career competitive routine, with a score of 9.650 that brought the crowd to its feet. Oregon State then turned to Pierce, who had not performed on the floor exercise since the UCLA meet Jan. 14. Devencenzi matched her season-high that she set last week. Morales followed Devencenzi's performance with a 9.875 of her own to clinch the victory for the Beavers.

The Beavers outscored the Sun Devils in three events vault (48.950-48.500), beam (48.825-47.850), and floor (48.700-48.550). ASU topped the Oregon State on the bars (48.425-47.825).

As usual the Beavers lineup did not include an all-around athlete giving the Sun Devils a sweep with Cassandra Jusino winning the all-around title with a score of 39.250. Morales won the title on the floor exercise, her first title of the season.

Oregon State will be away from home the next two weeks with a pair of meets in Seattle next weekend. Friday night the Beavers are at Washington in a three-way meet with Arkansas and Saturday OSU takes on Seattle Pacific. The Beavers finish the road trip at Arizona Friday Feb. 18.

Meet ResultsTeam Scores: No. 24 Oregon State 194.300; No. 23 Arizona State 193.325.

Vault: 1. Ashley Kelly (ASU) 9.900; T2. Megan Devencenzi (OSU), Angela Morales (OSU) 9.875. Other OSU Scores: Daylee Ingalls 9.775; Yuki Lamb 9.775; Kim Sedlak 9.650; Thérèse Videan 9.625.

Bars: 1. Ashley Kelly (ASU) 9.850; 2. Cassandra Jusino (ASU) 9.825; 3. Chrissy Lamun (OSU) 9.800. Other OSU Scores: Daylee Ingalls 9.675; Thérèse Videan 9.650; Lindsay Nelson 9.600; Heidi Goehring 9.100; Keegan Fitzgerald 8.975.

Beam: 1. Ashley Kelly (ASU) 9.850; 2. Chrissy Lamun (OSU) 9.825; T3. Daylee Ingalls (OSU), Cassandra Jusino (ASU), April Boone (ASU) 9.800. Other OSU Scores: Heidi Goehring 9.775; Angela Morales 9.725; Claire Pierce 9.700; Courtney Dennison 9.675.

Floor: 1. Angela Morales (OSU) 9.875; 2. Cassandra Jusino (ASU) 9.850; 3. Megan Devencenzi (OSU) 9.800. Other OSU Scores: Claire Pierce 9.725; Heidi Goehring, Christa Piazza 9.650; Chrissy Lamun 9.575.

All-Around: 1. Cassandra Jusino (ASU) 39.250; 2. April Boone (ASU) 39.075; 3. Ashley Kelly (ASU) 38.950.

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