Cal Boasts Strong Showing, but Falls to No. 7 Stanford

Feb. 24, 2008

STANFORD - The California women's gymnastics team lost to No. 7 Stanford, Sunday afternoon at Burnham Pavilion. The Golden Bears (2-6, 0-6 Pac-10) finished with a season-high final score of 193.100, while the Cardinal (6-4, 2-1 Pac-10) secured a mark of 197.375.

Stanford swept all four events. The best event score of the day for the Bears came on bars (48.850). Senior Siobhan Luce and juniors Jessica Kelley and Bridgette Glass led the way for Cal in that event, each tallying a 9.800. Also on bars, sophomore Sophia Hocini and freshman Nassim Mirreghabie posted new personal bests, each notching a 9.725.

Hocini tied her personal best on beam with a 9.750. Mirreghabie set a new PR on vault with a 9.650. Also on vault, freshman Stefanie Cheng recorded a new personal best (9.625).

The Bears scored their highest individual score of the day four times on three different events. Luce notched a 9.825 on vault, freshman Avery Gee secured the same mark on floor, while Glass and senior Keiko Nakamura earned a 9.825 on beam.

In the all-around, Hocini finished first with a score of 38.425, while Luce was second at 37.750. No Stanford gymnasts competed all around.

The Bears head to Missouri next weekend to face Michigan, Missouri and Ohio State in the Cat Classic Friday, Feb. 29, at 4:30 p.m. (PT). Cal returns to Berkeley on March 16 when it hosts a quad meet against Cal State Fullerton, UC Davis and San Jose State at 2 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.

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