Cal Posts Second-Highest Score of Year in Quad Meet Loss

March 5, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY - Despite posting a season-high mark on beam (48.750) and the second-best all-around mark of the year (191.500), the California women's gymnastics team fell to No. 3 Utah (197.425), No. 6 Florida (196.450) and Stanford (196.025) on Friday evening at the Huntsman Center.

Freshman Nicki Wells led Cal with a new career-high 38.625 all-around score. The Auckland, New Zealand, native posted new personal highs on vault (9.650) and beam (9.725) and tied her career-best on bars (9.675).

Senior My-Lan Dodd tied season highs on vault (9.800) and beam (9.825) to finish with a 38.075 all-around score. Other career highs on the night for the Bears included freshman Siobhan Luce on vault (9.725), beam (9.700) and floor (9.750); freshman Elyse Wong on floor (9.550) and sophomore Isabel Garcia on beam (9.725).

Utah's Nicolle Ford won the all-around title with a 39.625. The Utes dominated the meet, winning every individual and team title on each discipline.

Cal (6-8) returns to action Monday in a dual meet at Utah State. Action gets underway at 6 p.m. PST

Women's Gymnastics ResultHuntsman Center; Salt Lake CityMarch 4, 2005Attendance: 11,0081. Utah                         197.4252. Florida                      196.4503. Stanford                     196.0254. California                   191.500

Results (Top 3 and high Cal scorer)Vault1. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 9.975T2. Nicolle Ford (Utah) 9.900T2. Ashley Postell (Utah) 9.900T2. Savannah Evans (Florida) 9.90012. My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 9.800

Bars1. Rachel Tidd (Utah) 9.925T2. Nicolle Ford (Utah) 9.900T2. Tabitha Yim (Stanford) 9.900T14 Alli Szutu (Cal) 9.750T14 Lauren Shipp (Cal) 9.750

Beam1. Ashley Postell (Utah) 9.925T2. Nicolle Ford (Utah) 9.900T2. Breanne King (Florida) 9.900T6. My-Lan Dodd (Cal) 9.825

Floor1. Gritt Hofmann (Utah) 9.9752. Nicolle Ford (Utah) 9.9256 Tied 9.90015. Siobhan Luce (Cal) 9.750

All-Around1. Nicolle Ford (Utah) 39.6252. Ashley Postell (Utah) 39.6003. Ashley Reed (Florida) 39.42510. Nicki Wells (Cal) 38.625

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