This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
March 1, 2005
With the regional qualifying scores getting better and better, the Pac-10 still has four teams among the nation's best. UCLA is ranked No. 4 with a regional qualifying score of 196.465. OREGON STATE is No. 11 (195.235), ARIZONA is No. 21 (194.270) and WASHINGTON is No. 22 (194.115). For this Friday's matches, ARIZONA STATE will be tested as it takes on No. 17 Penn State. Oregon State hosts the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational which includes No. 9 Iowa State, WASHINGTON and UC Davis. STANFORD visits No. 3 Utah, along with CALIFORNIA and No. 6 Florida. On Saturday, Arizona travels to take on Ohio State. For Sunday's matches, UCLA will take on Florida in Los Angeles. Stanford will compete against No. 7 Alabama at home. On Monday, California travels to Utah to take on Utah State.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Mar. 4
No. 17 Penn State at ARIZONA STATE, 7:30 p.m.
No. 11 OREGON STATE (5)
STANFORD at No. 3 Utah, w/CALIFORNIA, No. 6 Florida, 6:00 p.m.
No. 22 WASHINGTON (5)
Sat., Mar. 5
No. 21 ARIZONA at Ohio State, 7:00 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 6
No. 6 Florida at No. 4 UCLA, 2 p.m.
No. 7 Alabama at STANFORD, 2:00 p.m.
Mon., Mar. 7
CALIFORNIA at Utah State, 6:00 p.m.
*all times are local to site
ARIZONA - Then-No. 17 Arizona (193.625) fell to then-No. 8 Georgia (196.500) and then-No. 2 UCLA (196.100) in Los Angeles Feb. 27. Senior Monica Bisordi placed fourth in the all-around with a total of 39.225. She paced the Wildcats on the uneven bars (9.800), balance beam (9.725), floor (9.850) and vault (9.850). The Wildcats' will be on the road again this Saturday, Mar. 5 to take on Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.
ARIZONA STATE - The then-No. 21 ranked ASU Sun Devils fell to unranked Stanford Feb. 25, 195.300-191.575, in front of 944 fans at Burnham Pavilion. Sophomore Cassandra Jusino took second in the all-around with a score of 38.95. Junior Lauren Powell placed second on the balance beam scoring a 9.750. The Sun Devils play host to Penn State University Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena in the final home meet of the 2005 season.
CALIFORNIA - The Bears posted their third-best team mark of 2005, but couldn't overcome Oregon State (195.925-190.925) on Feb. 25. Seattle Pacific came in third scoring 190.300. Senior My-Lan Dodd won the all-around with her highest score of the year, 39.200. Dodd also had a season-high on beam (9.825) and an individual title on bars (9.825). California returns to action Friday when it faces No. 3 Utah, No. 6 Florida and Stanford in Salt Lake City.
OREGON STATE - Oregon State (195.925) finished third in a three-way meet with California (190.925) and Seattle Pacific (190.300) Feb. 25 at Gill Coliseum in front of 2,908 fans. Freshman Megan Devencenzi anchored the Beaver vaulters scoring 9.850 to earn the vault title. Seniors Heidi Goehring and Therese Videan each scored 9.825 to lead the way for Oregon State earning shares of the bars title. Sophomore Chelsea Plourde earned the beam title scoring a 9.900. Oregon State is back in action at home for the final time in 2005 when it hosts the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational Friday at 7 p.m.
STANFORD - Freshman Liz Tricase captured first place in three events and junior Natalie Foley claimed the all-around title (39.025) to lead Stanford to a 195.300-191.575 win over then-No. 21 Arizona State on Feb. 25. Tricase received a 9.875 on the vault, a 9.950 on bars and a 9.900 on the floor exercise to capture first place in all three events. The Cardinal travel to Utah Friday to take on the No. 3 Utes, No. 6 Florida, and California in a quad meet at the Huntsman Center.
UCLA - UCLA carned a split decision in a triangular meet at Pauley Pavilion, defeating Arizona (193.625), but falling to Georgia (196.500) in front of a season-high home crowd of 2,565. Senior Kristen Maloney and freshman Tasha Schwikert tied for first in the all-around with a score of 39.55. Schwikert placed first on the bars (9.95) and also the floor ( 9.95). Maloney won the vault with a score of 9.925. UCLA (10-3) will host Florida on Sunday in its home finale at 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON - The Huskies did not compete this past week but will return to action on Friday in the Shanico Invite hosted by Oregon State in Corvallis, Oregon.
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