No. 7 Women's Gymnastics Falls Short Against UCLA, 196.925-195.025

Feb. 10, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Sunday's meet between conference powers No. 7 Stanford and No. 11 UCLA lived up to its billing, however the Cardinal was unable to pick up the road victory against the Bruins in a 196.925-195.025 defeat on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,174 at Pauley Pavilion.

Stanford now sits at 4-2 overall, with a trip to Gainesville awaiting the squad later this weekend. UCLA, which set a season-high total with its 196.925, improves its mark to 6-4.

The Cardinal led after the first rotation, scoring a 48.875 on the uneven bars compared to UCLA's 48.725 on the vault. Senior Becky Meldrum (Mertztown, Pa.) paced the Cardinal with a 9.875 on the bars. The Bruins then jumped into the lead in the second rotation, scoring a season-best 49.525 on the bars to take the lead over the Cardinal, which was led on the vault by Caroline Fluhrer (Seattle, Wash.) with a 9.825 tally.

UCLA proceeded to win the following two events (balance beam and floor), outscoring the Cardinal 49.200-48.375 on the beam and 49.475-48.925 on the floor exercise. Sophomore Lindsay Wing (Cypress, Texas) finished in a second place tie on the beam with a 9.875, while Shelly Goldberg (Mequon, Wisc.) and Lise L�veill� (Burnaby, British Columbia) each earned a 9.875 for their efforts on the floor exercise to finish in fourth.

Bruin sophomore Jamie Dantzscher won the all-around with a career-high 39.725 and recorded her fourth consecutive perfect 10 on the floor exercise.

Stanford will travel to Gainesville on Friday for a meet with Illinois-Chicago, Penn State and host Florida slated to get underway at 4 p.m. PST.

UCLA 196.925, Stanford 195.025
Play-by-play commentary by Jeanette Antolin, courtesy UCLA

Rotation OneStanford - Bars (48.8)Kristin Jensen - 9.8Lise Leveille - 9.625Lindsay Wing - beautiful lines and nice swing on bars but over-rotated dismount and took two steps - 9.7Caroline Fluhrer - 9.8Becky Meldrum - 9.875Abby Gair - nice Khorkina release move but sat down double pike dismount - 9.1

Rotation TwoStanford - Vault (48.875)Alissa Cooper - handspring front pike, low on landing - 9.6Katy Herbert - Yurchenko layout full, little hop on the landing - 9.725Mandy Delgado - handspring front pike with a half-twist - good height, small step on the landing - 9.8Kendall Beck - Yurchenko layout full - tucked it, but it was a nice vault - 9.725Caroline Fluhrer - Yurchenko layout half - leg separation but good landing - 9.825Shelly Goldberg - Handspring front pike - one of the highest front pikes I've seen - awesome vault - 9.8

Standings after two rotations: 1. UCLA 98.25, 2. Stanford 97.725

Rotation ThreeStanford - Floor (48.925)Katy Herbert - 9.675Lindsay Wing - 9.675 (stepped out of bounds on second pass)Mandy Delgado - 9.725Caroline Fluhrer - 9.775Shelly Goldberg - first pass - nice double front - 9.875Lise Leveille - 9.875

Standings after three rotations: 1. UCLA 147.45, 2. Stanford 146.65

Rotation FourStanford - Beam (48.375)Becky Meldrum - 9.500Mandy Delgado - 9.65Katy Herbert - 9.725Caroline Fluhrer - 9.625Lindsay Wing - 9.875Lise Leveille - 9.2

Final Score - UCLA 196.925, Stanford 195.025

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