This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
March 15, 2005
Pac-10 teams head into their final weekend of the regular season. Four Pac-10 teams remain ranked among the nation's best--No. 5 UCLA, No. 11 OREGON STATE, No. 21 ARIZONA and No. 24 STANFORD. Head-to-head action continues this week as the Wildcats travel to College Park, Md., to take on host Maryland, Rhode Island and James Madison. The Sun Devils travel to Salt Lake City to face first-ranked Utah, while CALIFORNIA and Stanford travel to San Jose in a tri-meet against the Spartans. The Beavers and Bruins return to action and travel to Arkansas to face the Razorbacks and Nebraska in a quad meet. Pac-10 Championships get underway Saturday, March 26, at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Friday, March 18
ARIZONA STATE at Utah, 7:00 p.m.
ARIZONA at Maryland, w/Rhode Island, James Madison, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19
OREGON STATE at Arkansas, w/ UCLA, Nebraska, 7:00 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at San Jose State, w/ STANFORD, 7:00 p.m.
*all times are local to site
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Friday, March 11
ARIZONA 196.375; CS Fullerton 193.600; Texas Woman's 192.700; Ball State 191.300
North Carolina State 194.050; CALIFORNIA 192.300
Utah 197.850; WASHINGTON 195.175
Friday, March 12
Minnesota 195.325; ARIZONA STATE 195.000
Monday, March 14
WASHINGTON 195.325; Boise State 193.325
ARIZONA - The Wildcats posted a season-best 196.375 en route to victories over Cal-State Fullerton (193.600), Texas Women's University (192.700) and Ball State (191.300) on Mar. 11 at McKale Center. SR Monica Bisordi became the school's all-time leading scorer. Arizona posted team-high scores on the uneven bars (48.975), balance beam (49.025) and floor exercise (49.400). UA will travel to College Park, Md., Friday to take on host Maryland, Rhode Island and James Madison in their final regular season meet of the year.
ARIZONA STATE - JR Ashley Kelly won the 15th all-around title of her career on Mar. 12, but it was not enough as No. 19 Minnesota defeated ASU, 195.325-195. SO April Boone tied a season-high with 9.85 on vault and tied for first-place honors. The Sun Devils tied its second-best vault score of the year with a 48.625. Boone posted a season-high 9.9 on the uneven bars to help ASU to a team score of 49.125, its second-best effort of the year. The Sun Devils travel to Salt Lake City to face No. 1-ranked Utah for their final regular-season meet on Friday starting at 7 p.m. MT.
CALIFORNIA - Seniors shined in their final home meet but fell short against No. 23 North Carolina State, 194.050-192.300 on Mar. 11. SR My-Lan Dodd captured two indvidual titles (vault-9.825; uneven bars-9.850) and the all-around title (38.725). SR Lauren Shipp posted a season-high of 9.825 to take first place honors on the beam. The Bears wrap up the regular season on Sat. in a tri-meet at San Jose against Stanford and the Spartans.
OREGON STATE - The Beavers are coming off a bye and return to action Sat. and travel to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks, Nebraska and UCLA to finish the regular season. Oregon State took first in the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational, knocking off then-No. 9 Iowa State (195.100), then-No. 22 Washington (194.500) and UC Davis (191.500) on Mar. 4 with a score of 195.525. SO Chelsea Plourde led the Beavers on bars with a score of 9.850 to finish second on the apparatus. OSU posted its second-highest beam score of the season with a 40.100, including a 9.875 mark from JR Chrissy Lamun.
STANFORD - Stanford will conclude its regular season schedule with a tri-meet at San Jose State against the Spartans and Cal on Sat. The Cardinal (196.025) had strong performances in both the uneven bars and floor exercises Mar. 4, to finish third at the quad-meet against Utah (197.425), Florida (196.450) and Cal (191.500). Stanford (194.975) competed against Alabama (197.100) just two days later. FR Lauren Elmore posted a personal season-high all-around score of 39.225 to finish third. JR Natalie Foley was narrowly edged out of first place in the all-around with a score of 39.225, including a 9.775 on the vault.
UCLA - After a weekend off, the Bruins return to action for their final regular season meet against host Arkansas, Nebraska and Oregon State on Fri. The then-fourth-ranked Bruins notched a team score of 197.85 in a victory over Florida (196.650) in front of 5,088 fans. SR Kristen Maloney scored a perfect 10 on bars, tying freshman teammate Tasha Schwikert for first place in the all-around with a career-high 39.825. Maloney became the first UCLA gymnast ever to score a perfect 10 on all four events (vault, bars, beam and floor) in her career.
WASHINGTON - SO Chelsea Bakken won a share of the vault title and tied for second on floor to lead UW, but No. 1 Utah edged out the Huskies, 197.850-195.175 on Mar. 11. UW's team total was its second-highest of the season. The Huskies notched a season-high 49.250 on vault. Bakken scored a career-high 9.925 to earn a share of first-place. Washington scored a season-high 195.325 as the Huskies defeated Boise State Mar. 14 in Seattle. Carly Dockendorf won three individual titles--all-around, bars and floor. UW return to action on Saturday, March 26 at the Pac-10 Championship in Berkeley, Calif.