No. 12 Oregon State Extends Win Streak to Seven
Feb. 25, 2005
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State gymnastics team (10-3) finished first in a three-way meet with California (6-5) and Seattle Pacific (2-12) Friday night at Gill Coliseum before an enthusiastic crowd of 2,908 fans. The victory extends the Beavers' win streak to seven in a row as they outscored both teams in each of the four events. Along the way, OSU hit on all of its routines, going 28-for-28 including 24 competitive routines and four exhibitions.
The Beavers enjoyed one of their best performances of the season notching their second highest score of the year, 195.925, and an individual claimed at least a share of each title. The performance was by far the best OSU has had at home this season surpassing the previous high score at Gill Coliseum of 194.300 against Arizona State.
The Beavers got off to a hot start as the 12th-ranked vaulting squad posted an impressive 48.925 to get the meet started taking nearly a two-point lead. Megan Devencenzi anchored the Beaver vaulters scoring 9.850 to earn the vault title. Angela Morales and Yuki Lamb launched to scores of 9.825. Heather Justus vaulting for the first time in five meets due to an elbow injury, started the Beavers with a 9.725 and Thérèse Videan's 9.700 was also counted.
The Beavers and their 11th-ranked bars team continued th solid start going six-for-six for the second rotation in a row. Heidi Goehring and and Videan each scored 9.825 to lead the way for OSU earning shares of the bars title. Chrissy Lamun swung her way to a 9.800 and Chelsea Plourde and Lindsay Nelson added a 9.725 and 9.700 respectively. The effort for the Beavers helped push to 97.600-95.400 over SPU.
Oregon State wasn't letting up in the third rotation as Morales continued her stellar night with a season-high 9.825 on beam to get the scoring started on the beam for the Beavers. But it was Plourde's routine that netted OSU a 9.900 that got the crowd the most excited and earned her the beam title and the only 9.900 score of the meet. Lamun and Ingalls negotiated the beam to matching scores of 9.800 and the Beavers counted Courtney Dennison's season-high, in competition, 9.750. Dennison had previously scored 9.800 in an exhibition.
OSU's floor team, which has been inconsistent throughout the season, surpassed the 49-point barrier for the second time this season, and first time since the opening meet at Cal State Fullerton. Videan earned the floor title after dancing and tumbling her way through an outstanding 9.875 performance. A trio of Beavers (Lamun, Justus, and Morales) posted scores of 9.800 and Goehring added a 9.775.
Oregon State is back in action at home in Gill Coliseum for the final time in 2005 when it hosts the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational next Friday night at 7 p.m. The Beavers will face No. 9 Iowa State, No. 18 Washington and UC Davis in the quad meet.
Meet ResultsTeam Scores: No. 12 Oregon State 195.925; California 190.925; Seattle Pacific 190.300.
Vault: 1. Megan Devencenzi (OSU) 9.850; T2. Angela Morales (OSU), Yuki Lamb (OSU) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Heather Justus 9.725; Daylee Ingalls, Thérèse Videan 9.700 (Exhibition - Chelsea Plourde 9.650).
Bars: T1. Heidi Goehring (OSU), Thérèse Videan (OSU), My-Lan Dodd (CAL) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Chrissy Lamun 9.800; Chelsea Plourde 9.725; Lindsay Nelson 9.700; Daylee Ingalls 9.650 (Exhibition - Keegan Fitzgerald 9.550).
Beam: 1. Chelsea Plourde (OSU) 9.900; T2. Angela Morales (OSU), My-Lan Dodd (CAL) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Daylee Ingalls, Chrissy Lamun 9.800; Courtney Dennison 9.750; Heidi Goehring 9.725 (Exhibition - Claire Pierce 9.600).
Floor: 1. Thérèse Videan (OSU) 9.875; T2. Heather Justus (OSU), Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Angela Morales (OSU), My-Lan Dodd (CAL) 9.800. Other OSU Scores: Heidi Goehring 9.775; Claire Pierce 9.600 (Exhibition - Yuki Lamb 9.50).
All-Around: 1. My-Lan Dodd (CAL) 39.200; 2. Debra Huss (SPU) 38.700; 3. Sarah Sullivan (SPU) 38.075.