Falls Cost No. 10 Beavers In Loss To No. 11 Arizona

Jan. 17, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. - Oregon State gymnasts captured a share of three individual titles, but falls cost the No. 10 Beavers in a loss to No. 11 Arizona at the McKale Center on Friday night. OSU had to count three falls as the Wildcats beat the Beavers, 195.775-194.800.

'I think it was just an off night. This was a good wake-up call. It wasn't a disastrous score, but it wasn't something I wanted,' said coach Tanya Chaplin. 'The athletes are already talking about some things they want to work on and are excited for next week's meet against UCLA.'

OSU freshman Angela Morales gave her hometown fans something to cheer about by winning her first collegiate event title. The Tucson resident won vault with a career-high 9.90, while Lindsay Nelson won bars with a 9.875 and Chrissy Lamun tied for first on floor with a 9.875.

Three of OSU's first four gymnasts on bars set or tied career-highs to get the Beavers off to a good start, but the final two competitors fell, forcing OSU to count a fall on its first event. Nelson's first-place 9.875 matched her career-high, and Meghan Jones set a new personal best with a 9.825. Lamun tied her career-best with a 9.775, and the Beavers also counted Th�r�se Videan's 9.75.

OSU got back on track on vault, where the Beavers finished with a 49.175 after competing four 10.0-valued vaults for the first time this year. Morales, who anchored the Beavers in their first two meets, moved to the lead-off spot and ended up with a career-high 9.90 to win the event. Nelson and Daylee Ingalls each scored 9.85s, and Videan scored a 9.775 after competing her handspring pike half for the first time this year. OSU also counted Heather Justus' 9.80 score.

The early falls cost the Beavers, though, as they trailed Arizona, 97.975-97.725, at the halfway point. A solid beam performance in rotation three helped the Wildcats stretch their lead to .450 with just one event remaining. OSU scored a 48.95 on floor, highlighted by a 9.875 from Lamun and a 9.80 from Morales. OSU also counted a pair of 9.775s from Tanya Ricioli and Nelson, as well as a 9.725 from Videan, but the Wildcats counted four scores of 9.825 or better on beam.

OSU didn't have as much success as Arizona on the beam. After Morales led off with a 9.775, three of OSU's next four gymnasts fell. Lamun scored a career-high 9.825 and Ricioli had a team-best 9.85, but OSU had to count a 9.375 and a 9.30 as a result of the falls.

Meet Results

Team Scores: No. 11 Arizona 195.775, No. 10 Oregon State 194.800

Vault: 1. Angela Morales (OSU) 9.90; T2. Lindsay Nelson (OSU), Daylee Ingalls (OSU), Abby Pearson (UA) 9.85; 5. Jamie Schell (UA) 9.825 Other OSU Scores: Heather Justus 9.80, Th�r�se Videan 9.775, Tanya Ricioli 9.65. (Exhibition - Meghan Jones 9.45)

Bars: 1. Lindsay Nelson (OSU) 9.875; 2. Monica Bisordi (UA) 9.85; T3. Meghan Jones (OSU), Nikki Beyschau (UA), Stevie Fanning (UA), Jamie Duce (UA) 9.825 Other OSU Scores: Chrissy Lamun 9.775, Th�r�se Videan 9.75, Tanya Ricioli 9.325, Elizabeth Jillson 8.40 (Exhibition - Daylee Ingalls 9.625)

Beam: T1. Monica Bisordi (UA), Jamie Schell (UA) 9.875; T3. Tanya Ricioli (OSU), Jamie Duce (UA) 9.85; T5. Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Sheehan Lemley (UA) 9.825 Other OSU Scores: Angela Morales 9.775, Elaine Yoder 9.375, Heidi Goehring 9.30; Lindsay Nelson 9.10

Floor: T1. Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Katie Johnson (UA), Monica Bisordi (UA) 9.875; 4. Jamie Schell (UA) 9.85; 5. Angela Morales (OSU), Jamie Duce (UA) 9.80 Other OSU Scores: Lindsay Nelson 9.775, Tanya Ricioli 9.775, Th�r�se Videan 9.725, Heather Justus 9.70 (Exhibition - Elaine Yoder 9.475)

All-Around: 1. Monica Bisordi (UA) 39.350; 2. Jamie Schell (UA) 39.325; T3. Lindsay Nelson (OSU), Tanya Ricioli (OSU) 38.600

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