This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
March 22, 2005
The Pac-10 Championships are Sat., Mar. 26 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif., hosted by CALIFORNIA. Conference teams have been competing hard and performing at their peak level in getting ready for one last chance to show their talent in the Pac-10. Five teams remain in the nation's top-25, including, UCLA (3), OREGON STATE (12), ARIZONA (19), WASHINGTON (23) and ARIZONA STATE (25). For more information on the Pac-10 Championships, please visit www.calbears.com.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Sat., Mar. 26
Pac-10 Championships, 3 p.m. (Berkeley, Calif.)
*all times are local to site
ARIZONA - Then-No. 20 Arizona (195.650) earned victories over host Maryland (194.125), Rhode Island (189.975) and James Madison (186.600) Mar. 18 at Comcast Pavilion. Senior Monica Bisordi captured the all-around title with a score of 39.200. Senior Katie Johnson won her seventh vault title (9.900) and sixth floor title (9.875) on the season. The Wildcats (17-7, 3-3) will be back in action Saturday, as they travel to Berkeley, Calif., to compete at the Pac-10 Championships.
ARIZONA STATE - Arizona State established its best team score of the year with a 196.600 mark, but fell short to then-No. 2 ranked Utah (197.725) in Salt Lake City Mar. 18. The Sun Devils scored a 49 or above on all four events (floor - 49.2, vault - 49.1, bars - 49.1, beam - 49.2). Sophomore April Boone placed third on vault scoring a 9.900. Freshman Josie Hancock established a career-high 9.850, good for a fourth-place tie. With the regular season now complete, ASU's next meet is the 2005 Pac-10 Conference Championships on Saturday, hosted by California.
CALIFORNIA - Injuries, which have hampered California in 2005, plagued the Bears (176.450) yet again in their regular season-ending loss to host San Jose State (194.325) and Stanford (192.750) Mar. 19. The bars were highlighted by freshman Siobhan Luce's career-high score of 9.650. Senior My-Lan Dodd earned a 9.800 and senior Lauren Shipp earned a 9.775. Freshman Alli Szutu posted a 9.750 to tie for third on the bars. The Bears resume action Saturday when Haas Pavilion plays host to the 2005 Pac-10 Conference Championship.
OREGON STATE - The Beavers (195.550) took fourth in a quad meet in Arkansas which included UCLA (196.850), Nebraska (196.625), and Arkansas (195.625) on Mar. 19. Three season-highs on the beam by the Beavers included sophomore Chelsea Plourde's 9.925, senior Heidi Goehring's 9.850 and freshman Courtney Dennison's 9.800. Oregon State concludes the regular season this week at the Pac-10 Championships in Berkeley, Calif. The Beavers seek to improve upon last year's third-place finish at the meet.
STANFORD - The Cardinal (192.750) finished second in a tri meet at San Jose State on Mar. 18. San Jose State won the meet scoring 194.325 and CALIFORNIA came in third with a score of 176.450. Junior Natalie Foley and freshman Stephanie Gentry tied for first on vault with a score of 9.800. STANFORD was led on bars by freshman Tabitha Yim who earned first place with a score of 9.875. Stanford travels to Berkeley for the Pac-10 Conference Championship this Saturday. The Cardinal is the defending Pac-10 champion, having won in Los Angeles last year.
UCLA - The then-No. 5 ranked Bruins (196.850) rallied in their last meet before the Pac-10 Championships to beat Nebraska (196.625), Arkansas (195.625), and OREGON STATE (195.550) in a quad meet in Arkansas on Mar. 19. On the bars, freshmen Jordan and Tasha Schwikert tied for first with a score of 9.850. Junior Kate Richardson led the way on balance beam with a meet-winning score of 9.925. Senior Kristen Maloney won the all-around with a score of 39.600. The Bruins will next compete at the Pac-10 Championships on Saturday, in Berkeley.
WASHINGTON - The Huskies scored a season-high 195.325 and senior Carly Dockendorf won three individual events as Washington beat Boise State on Mar. 14 at Bank of America Arena. Dockendorf scored a season-high 39.525 in the all-around and also recorded first-place finishes on bars (9.950) and floor (9.950). The Huskies return to action Saturday, at the Pac-10 Championship in Berkeley, Calif.