California drops to No. 19 Arizona State in Conference Meet

Feb. 3, 2002

BERKELEY - No. 19 Arizona State (2-2) defeated California (3-2) Sunday afternoon in a Pac-10 Conference match-up at the Recreational Sports Facility Field House, 195.025-191.525.

In the first rotation, Arizona State jumped out to a quick lead over Cal as the Sun Devils scored a 49.000 on the bars against the Bears' 48.125 on the vault. During the second rotation, Cal gained ground against ASU as freshmen Tara Capsuto and My-Lan Dodd helped narrow the margin to 97.4-96.875 after scoring 9.825 a piece on bars.

The third rotation saw ASU separate itself from the Bears as freshman Kari Muth scored a 9.875 during the floor exercise to lead the Sun Devils. ASU swept the meet in the final rotation with a 9.850 finish by senior Rhonda Robinette to take first on the beam.

ASU sophomore Maggie Germaine won the floor exercise with a score of 38.700. Cal freshmen Sheilah Buack and My-Lan Dodd finished with final scores of 37.975 and 37.700, respectively.

The Bears, unfortunately saw another gymnast fall during a meet as sophomore Karissa Chock went down with an ankle injury in the final rotation. She is expected to miss about six weeks of action.

The Bears continue their conference schedule with a visit to Tucson to battle the Wildcats of the Arizona on Friday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. (MT).

Women's Gymnastics Result at RSF Field House

Team Scores

Arizona State - 195.025California - 191.525

All-Around: 1. Maggie Germaine, 38.700, (ASU) 2. Sheilah Buack, 37.975, (CAL)3. My-Lan Dodd, 37.700, (CAL)

Vault: 1. Maggie Germaine, 9.825, (ASU) 2. Jada Cox, 9.775, (ASU)t3. Karissa Chock, 9.725, (CAL), Nicole Gause, 9.725, (ASU)

Bar: t1. Maggie Germaine, 9.850, (ASU), Rhonda Robinette, 9.850, (ASU)t2. Tara Capsuto, 9.825, (CAL), My-Lan Dodd, 9.825 (CAL), Margaret Wojciak, 9.825, (ASU)

Beam: 1. Rhonda Robinette, 9.850, (ASU) t2. Trisha Dixon, 9.800, (ASU), Kari Muth, 9.800, (ASU)

Floor: 1. Kari Muth, 9.875, (ASU) 2. Maggie Germaine, 9.850, (ASU) 3. Carla Demartini, 9.800, (ASU)

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