This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
Feb. 15, 2005
At the half-way mark of the Pac-10 season, the UCLA Bruins are still on top with an 8-2 overall record and a No. 9 national ranking. Not far behind UCLA is OREGON STATE (7-3), ranked No. 16. Also ranked are ARIZONA (18), ARIZONA STATE (21), and WASHINGTON (23). UCLA is on the road this week traveling to STANFORD. Oregon State will be at Arizona and Washington is traveling to the Bay Area to take on CALIFORNIA. Arizona State will host Air Force and Sacramento State in the UNO Classic Friday at Wells Fargo Areno.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Feb. 18
No. 21 ARIZONA STATE (2)
No. 9 UCLA at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.
No. 16 OREGON STATE at No. 18 ARIZONA , 7:30 p.m.
No. 23 WASHINGTON at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m.
*all times are local to site
ARIZONA - Arizona defeated Stanford 195.225-193.725 Feb. 11 in McKale Center. The Wildcats posted their season-best team total behind senior Monica Bisordi's all-around title (39.200) and senior Katie Johnson's near perfect floor routine (9.950). The Wildcats were also led by senior Stevie Fanning's season-best 9.825 on the balance beam. Arizona is 10-4 overall and 3-1 in Pac-10 competition this season. The Wildcats will remain at home this week as they host Oregon State Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in McKale Center.
ARIZONA STATE - Arizona State defeated California 195.550-181.500 Feb. 11 in front of 588 fans at Wells Fargo Arena. The Sun Devils are 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-10. Junior Ashley Kelly won the 13th all-around title of her career with a score of 39.575. She placed first on vault (9.850), uneven bars (9.900), balance beam (tie, 9.900) and floor (9.925). Senior Kari Muth and Kelly shared honors on the balance beam, each scoring 9.900. The Sun Devils play host to the annual UNO's Classic Feb. 18 at Wells Fargo Arena against the Air Force Academy and Sacramento State University at 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA - Then-No. 20 Arizona State defeated the Bears Feb. 11, 195.550-181.450. Senior My-Lan Dodd posted season bests on vault (9.800), floor (9.825) and in the all-around (38.875). She also tied her top season mark of 9.875 on bars. The Bears (5-3 overall, 0-3 Pac-10) resume action Feb. 18 when they host No. 21 Washington.
OREGON STATE - Oregon State (195.975) knocked off then-No. 12 Arkansas (195.550) and then-No. 19 Washington (195.275) on Feb. 11. The Beavers had season highs on the uneven bars (49.075) and on the balance beam (48.900) to help secure the win. On Feb. 13, Oregon State (7-3) beat Seattle Pacific 195.675-192.100. Senior Heidi Goehring and junior Angela Morales led Oregon State on floor excercise tying for the title with identical scores of 9.800. The Beavers remain on the road this week when they travel to Arizona for a Pac-10 dual meet in the desert.
STANFORD - Stanford fell to then-No. 20 Arizona in Tuscon on Feb. 11, 195.225-193.725. Freshman Tabitha Yim captured first on both the uneven bars (9.925) and the balance beam (9.875), while junior Glyn Sweets tied for first on vault (9.825) for the Cardinal. Junior All-America Natalie Foley competed in the all-around for the first time this season, placing third with a score of 38.875. The Cardinal returns to the Farm Feb. 18 to host defending national champion UCLA in a dual meet at the newly renovated Maples Pavilion.
UCLA - UCLA prevailed over host Cal State Fullerton 191.400-189.825 on Feb. 11. Sophomore Courtney Walker placed first in the all-around with a career-high 38.15. To help UCLA on the uneven bars freshman Lindsey Vanden Eykel scored a 9.750 and freshman Jordan Schwikert scored a 9.675. On Feb. 13 the then-No.5 ranked Bruins defeated then-No. 19 Washington in Pauley Pavilion, 196.575-192.600. UCLA is 8-2 on the season. Junior Kate Richardson led UCLA, scoring a season-high 39.625 in the all-around. She also won the vault (9.950) and bars (9.850). Senior Kristin Maloney placed first on the beam with a score of 9.950 and freshman Tasha Schwikert took first place honors on floor scoring a 9.975. UCLA takes on Stanford Feb 18 at Maples Pavilion.
WASHINGTON - The Huskies (195.275) finished third behind Oregon State (195.975) and Arkansas (195.550) in a tri-meet on Feb. 11. Senior Carly Dockendorf scored a 9.900 on bars to win the event. She also recorded a 9.925 to take first on floor. The Huskies fell to the Bruins Feb. 13 at Pauley Pavilion 196.575-192.600. Senior Tacia LaBatte tied for third on vault scoring a 9.850. Washington returns to action on Feb. 18 against the California Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion.