Undermanned Husky Gymnasts Fall to No. 12 Stanford
March 9, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - The 12th-ranked Stanford Cardinal (10-2, 4-1) scored a 196.375, their second-highest total of the season, to defeat the Washington Husky gymnastics team (4-11, 2-7) at Burnham Pavilion on Friday night. Stanford swept the top three spots on vault, bars, beam and floor and took first and second on All-Around.
The Huskies were undermanned again, competing without freshman All-Arounder Ashley Houghting, the third-ranked vaulter in the nation. Houghting stayed home in Seattle nursing a back injury, along with five other injured Huskies. Chelsea Bakken, normally an All-Arounder for the Huskies was only able to compete on bars and beam for the Huskies to rest an ailing knee.
In their absence, freshman Kristen Omori competed All-Around for the first time this season and scored a 37.925. She finished third behind Natalie Foley (39.325) an Nicole Ourada (39.300).
The Huskies began their evening on bars and had to count two falls towards their team score of 46.075. Stanford scored a 49.275 and swept the top four individual places led by Tabitha Yim's 9.925. Kelly McDonald was the top Husky scoring a 9.800 and placing fifth.
Washington moved to vault where they scored 48 or better for the eighth-straight meet, totaling 48.325. Omori took third with a 9.875 to lead the Huskies. Darcee Schiller was fifth with a career-best equaling 9.800. Alex Pinchouk and Yim each scored a 9.925 to share first-place for Stanford.
Omori also led the Huskies on floor, scoring a 9.775 to tie for fourth-place. Ourada won floor for Stanford with a 9.900.
McDonald led the way for the Huskies on beam, scoring a 9.825 on her routine to tie for fourth. Foley won with a 9.900.
The Huskies return to the mat on Friday, March 3 in their last home meet at Bank of America Arena this season. Oregon State and Seattle Pacific will face the Huskies in the 7:00 p.m. three-team meet. It will mark the last Seattle appearance for senior Kelly McDonald.
Team Scoring Vault Bars Beam Floor Total 1. Stanford 48.850 49.275 49.125 49.125 196.375 2. Washington 48.325 46.075 48.200 47.000 189.600
Vault 1. Alex Pintchouk, STAN 9.925 Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.925 3. Natalie Foley, STAN 9.900 4. Kristen Omori, UW 9.875 5. Darcee Schiller, UW 9.800 6. Nicole Ourada, STAN 9.700 7. Tori Quandt, UW 9.650 8. Jessica Brown, UW 9.575 9. Emily Epsten, UW 9.42510. Stephanie Gentry, STAN 9.40011. Glyn Sweets, STAN 9.30012. Katie Boyko, UW 9.150
Bars 1. Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.925 2. Natalie Foley, STAN 9.875 3. Kelly Fee, STAN 9.850 Nicole Ourada, STAN 9.850 5. Kelly McDonald, UW 9.800 6. Glyn Sweets, STAN 9.775 7. Jessica Louie, STAN 9.525 Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.525 9. Tori Quandt, UW 9.32510. Darcee Schiller, UW 8.90011. Kristen Omori, UW 8.52512. Jennifer Chang, UW 8.175
Beam 1. Natalie Foley, STAN 9.900 2. Kelly Fee, STAN 9.850 Nicole Ourada, STAN 9.850 4. Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.825 Kelly McDonald, UW 9.825 6. Kristen Omori, UW 9.750 Jennifer Chang, UW 9.750 Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.750 9. Glyn Sweets, STAN 9.70010. Heather Purnell, STAN 9.67511. Tori Quandt, UW 9.12512. Kelly Gilbert, UW 8.925
Floor 1. Nicole Ourada, STAN 9.900 2. Alex Pintchouk, STAN 9.875 3. Kelly Fee, STAN 9.825 4. Jessica Louie, STAN 9.775 Kristen Omori, UW 9.775 6. Aimee Precourt, STAN 9.750 7. Natalie Foley, STAN 9.650 Darcee Schiller, UW 9.650 9. Tori Quandt, UW 9.47510. Kelly Gilbert, UW 9.07511. Jennifer Chang, UW 9.02512. Jessica Brown, UW 7.800