Oregon State Gymnastics Weekly Release: Week 7

Feb. 15, 2005

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This week's action: Oregon State (7-3) stays on the road this week with a trip to the desert to visit the Wildcats of Arizona (10-4).

OSU at Arizona (10-4): Oregon State holds a 21-18 lead in the series between the two programs and has beaten Arizona the last four times they've faced off. However, traveling to Tucson has not been kind to the Beavers over the years. OSU has not defeated Arizona in the regular season at Tucson since 1980 (OSU did beat the Wildcats at the Pac-10 Championships in 1997 when UA hosted).

Arizona is led by senior Monica Bisordi, a second-team All-American on floor in 2004, and senior Kate Johnson, who is currently ranked 29th on the floor. Both have posted strong performances of late. The Wildcats are ranked 17th on the floor exercise, 20th on beam, 16th on bars and 24th on bars.

Last Friday at Washington, w/ Arkansas: Oregon State easily had its best meet of the season posting a season-high 195.975 mostly resulting from season-highs on vault, bars, and beam. With vault as the final event for the Beavers freshmen Megan Devencenzi and Yuki Lamb stepped up to post a 9.925 and a 9.900 to push OSU to victory over two higher ranked teams. In all 15 individual season-highs were set or tied. Devencenzi earned the vault title, while Thérèse Videan tied for the bars' title and Chrissy Lamun tied for beam title.

Last Saturday at Seattle Pacific: OSU followed Friday's season-best performance with another impressive outing. The Beavers posted 195.675, their second-highest score of the season, against the No. 1 Division II team in the country. OSU topped the season-highs set the previous night on bars and beam en route to the victory. Lamun, Chelsea Plourde and Lindsay Nelson shared the bars' title, while Lamun, Plourde and Daylee Ingalls tied for the beam title. On the floor, Heidi Goehring and Angela Morales tied for the title. On the vault, Videan placed second, while Ingalls and Lamb tied for third.

Beavers in the rankings: Two 195-point meets in back-to-back nights resulting in the top two scores of the season sent the Beavers surging back up the rankings, where they landed 16th. In the process, OSU beat two teams ranked higher than the Beavers moving their record to 4-2 against ranked teams. Oregon State was ranked 13th in the preseason coaches' poll and has been as high as 8th and as low as 24th.

The Beavers are ranked 13th on the uneven bars and the balance beam, 19th on the vault, and 27th on the floor exercise. The highest ranking individual for the Beavers is Chrissy Lamun, who is ranked 35th on the bars with an average of 9.804. Lamun is also ranked 37th on the beam with an average 9.768. Also in the top 50 are Heather Justus and Angela Morales ranked 44th and 50th respectively on the vault.

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