No. 8 Women's Gymnastics Falls To No. 15 Minnesota, 195.800-194.675

Jan. 12, 2002

MINNEAPOLIS, Min. - No. 8 Stanford women's gymnastics dropped a close decision to No. 15 Minnesota on Saturday evening, falling 195.800-194.675 to the Golden Gophers in the 2002 season opener for the Cardinal.

The Cardinal (0-1) bested the Golden Gophers in just one event- a 48.800-48.525 edge on the vault- as Minnesota (2-0) outscored Stanford in three events.

Sophomore Caroline Fluhrer (Seattle, Wash.) finished with the top score on the vault apparatus, posting a 9.850 to pace the field. Sophomores Kendall Beck (San Antonio, Tex.) and Shelly Goldberg (Mequon, Wis.) followed in second and third place, respectively, with scores of 9.800 and 9.775. Fluhrer also led a group of six Cardinal gymnasts on the parallel bars with a score of 9.825, as Minnesota won the event by a 49.225-48.875 advantage.

On balance beam, three Cardinal gymnasts finished among the top five. Beck, sophomores Lis� L�veill� (Burnaby, British Columbia) and Lindsay Wing (Cypress, Tex.) each scored a 9.825 to finish in a three-way tie for second. Fluhrer notched the highest Stanford score on the floor exercise with a 9.850, while Wing tied for fifth place in the event with a 9.825. Fluher finished second among all performers in the All-Around category with a 39.225, while senior Katy Herbert (Chandler Heights, Ari.) was fourth with a 37.975.

The Cardinal will square off against Washington on Friday, Jan. 18, in their home opener at 7:30 p.m.

Minnesota 195.800, Stanford 194.675Competitor        Vault     Bars     Beam     Floor     All-AroundKendall Beck      9.800	          9.825Alissa Cooper               9.150eMandy Delgado     9.750                       9.775Caroline Fluhrer  9.850     9.825    9.700    9.850     39.225Abby Gair         9.725Shelly Goldberg   9.775                       9.125Katy Herbert      9.550     9.800    9.375    9.250     37.975Kristin Jensen              9.700Lis� L�veill�                        9.825    9.750Becky Meldrum               9.825Marla Ranieri     9.625Kelsey Stillinger                    9.300Lindsay Wing                9.700    9.825    9.825Totals            48.000    48.875   48.550   48.450    194.675
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