This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
Feb. 8, 2005
As Pac-10 competition heats up, UCLA is still among the nation's best ranked at No. 5. WASHINGTON, ARIZONA, OREGON STATE, ARIZONA STATE rank No. 19 through No. 22, respectively. Despite only having seven teams, the Pac-10 continues to be one of the strongest conferences in the nation. On tap for this week, UCLA heads to Cal State Fullerton on Friday and Washington on Sunday. Arizona State will host CALIFORNIA Friday for a 7 p.m. start. Stanford will travel to the desert and compete against Arizona, while Oregon State will challenge the Huskies at Washington.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Friday, February 11
No. 5 UCLA at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.
No. 22 ARIZONA STATE vs CALIFORNIA, 7 p.m.
No. 20 ARIZONA vs STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.
No. 21 OREGON STATE at No. 19 WASHINGTON, w/ No. 12 Arkansas., 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 12
No. 21 OREGON STATE at Seattle Pacific, 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 13
No. 5 UCLA vs No. 19 WASHINGTON, 2 p.m.
*all times are local to site
ARIZONA - The Wildcats defeated California Feb. 4 at Haas Pavilion 194.900-189.850. Arizona put together its most complete and consistent performance of the season as senior Katie Johnson captured the individual titles on vault (9.850) and floor exercise (9.900), while senior Monica Bisordi claimed the beam (9.900) and all-around (39.175) titles. Arizona will return home this Friday to host Stanford at 7:30 p.m. at McKale Center.
ARIZONA STATE - Oregon State edged Arizona State 194.300-193.325 in Corvalis Feb. 4. Sophomore Cassandra Jusino won the all-around title with a 39.25 mark. She also tied for second on bars with a season-high 9.825. Junior Ashley Kelly won three events including bars (9.850), beam (9.850) and vault (9.900). No. 22-ranked Arizona State will face California Feb. 11 at Wells Fargo Arena.
CALIFORNIA - The Bears fell to then-No. 22 Arizona 194.900-189.850 on Feb. 4 in Berkeley. California (5-2 overall, 0-2 Pac-10) posted its best team event score of the evening on floor (48.375), paced by seniors Miho Maeda (9.775) and My-Lan Dodd (9.750). Maeda finished second posting a 38.575 in the all-around. The Bears resume action Feb. 11 at No. 22 Arizona State.
OREGON STATE - Then-No. 24 ranked Oregon State defeated then-No. 23 Arizona Sate 194.300-193.325 Feb. 4 at Gill Coliseum in front of 3,187 fans. 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). Freshman Claire Pierce (9.700) and junior Angela Morales (9.725) each scored season-highs on beam. The Beavers travel to Washington for a three-way meet with No. 12 Arkansas on Friday. OSU takes on Seattle Pacific Saturday at 7 p.m.
STANFORD - Stanford fell to No. 20 Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Feb. 4, 195.925-194.675. Freshman Liz Tricase captured first place on the uneven bars with a score of 9.925, while freshman Lauren Elmore posted a career-best 38.850 score in the all-around. As a team, Stanford recorded season-highs in three events. The Cardinal registered 48.700 on bars, 48.825 on beam, and 48.950 on floor. The Cardinal returns to Pac-10 competition this week, traveling to Tuscon in a dual meet with Arizona this Friday.
UCLA - Despite a winning all-around effort of 39.575 from senior Kristen Maloney, Michigan defeated UCLA 196.250-195.250, in front of 5,039 fans. Maloney and freshman Tasha Schwikert led the Bruins on vault with scores of 9.900 and 9.825, respectively. UCLA posted a score of 49.175 on the floor with help from Maloney (9.900), junior Kate Richardson (9.875), freshman Jordan Schwikert (9.850), T. Schwikert (9.775), and sophomore Courtney Walker (9.775). UCLA travels to Cal State Fullerton on Friday and will compete at home against Washington on Sunday.
WASHINGTON - Then-No. 21 ranked Huskies downed Boise State with a team-high score of 195.000-194.200 in front of 1,821 fans on Feb. 4 at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. Freshman Natalie Gillan won her first-ever individual title, claiming the vault with a 9.825, while junior Kelly McDonald claimed her 13th individual title of her career, scoring a 9.875 on the uneven bars. Washington posts an overall record of 8-1 heading into this weekend. The Huskies return to action Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Bank of America Arena. They will face Pac-10 rival Oregon State and the Southeast Conference's No. 12 Arkansas Razorbacks.
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