Husky Gymnasts to Host Boise State

March 13, 2005

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The Meet: The Washington women's gymnastics team (10-7) returns home to face the Boise State Broncos (5-11) at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14 at Bank of America Arena. The meet will mark the second time the two teams have squared off this season. This is the Huskies final dual meet before the Pac-10 Conference Championships on Mar. 26. Live stats of the meet will be available at www.gohuskies.com.

The Boise State Broncos: The Broncos are coming off a second-place finish in a quadrangular meet they hosted last Friday. They scored a season-high 195.950 to finish second behind No. 13 Penn State. Boise State has a 5-11 record and is currently ranked 30th in the country. Their roster has six seniors on it and five Washingtonians. Sophomore Lindsay Ward and senior Carla Chambers have been BSU's top performers this season.

Huskies vs. Boise State History: The Huskies hold the all-time series advantage over Boise State, 30-10, including a 195.000-194.200 victory on February 4 in Boise. The Huskies team score was a season-high at the time and gave the Huskies an 8-1 start to the season, their best start ever under Head Coach Bob Levesque. The last time Boise State competed against UW at Bank of America Arena on Mar. 12, 2004, the Huskies scored a team record 198.025.

Last week: Chelsea Bakken won a share of the vault title and tied for second on floor to lead the Huskies, but No. 1 Utah (10-2) won the meet 197-850-195.175. The Huskies team total was their second-highest of the season, while Utah recorded its eighth highest score all-time. The Huskies notched a season-high 49.250 on vault led by Bakken's career-high 9.925 to earn a share of first-place with Utah's Nicolle Ford and Rachel Tidd. Senior Tacia LaBatte recorded a season-high 9.900 to tie for fourth, while Carly Dockendorf recorded a career-high 9.850 to tie freshman Natalie Gillan for eighth. Washington's third event was floor, where Bakken and Dockendorf tied for third overall with 9.875. The Huskies finished the evening on beam where the Huskies had three falls. Utah's Ashley Postell scored a 10.000 to win the event. The Huskies top finisher was Molly Seaman, who scored a 9.850.

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