Bruins, Cardinal Tie With Scores of 197.45
Feb. 7, 2003
Stanford, CA - In its first of two meets in a span of three days, the third-rankedgymnastics team tied No. 8 Stanford on the road, scoring 197.45. TheBruins saved their best for last, scoring a 49.575 on beam in the finalrotation to catch the Cardinal, which scored 49.225 on floor. UCLAcounted four scores of 9.9 or higher in the final rotation.
The teams were neck and neck throughout the competition. In the firstrotation, both teams posted scores of 49.35, as Stanford used a 9.925from Natalie Foley to lead the vault team, while Jamie Dantzscher'ssecond perfect 10 of the season on bars led UCLA.
Stanford took a slight lead after rotation two, scoring 49.525 on barstoUCLA's 49.375 on vault. Junior Jeanette Antolin scored the firstperfect10 of her career to pace the Bruins. Other highlights included a 9.925from Onnie Willis, a 9.9 from Kristin Parker, and a 9.675 from TrishnaPatel on a vault valued at a 9.8.
In rotation three, Stanford increased its lead with a 49.35 on beam tothe Bruins' 49.15 on floor. Willis' 9.925 and Kate Richardson's 9.9 ledUCLA, while Lindsay Wing's 9.95 on beam led the Cardinal.
Faced with a deficit of 0.35 points, UCLA took to the balance beamundaunted. After leadoff performer Parker posted a 9.65, redshirtfreshman Christie Tedmon came up and nailed her routine for acareer-high9.9. Alyssa Beckerman followed with a 9.85, then Malia Jones and KateRichardson produced back-to-back 9.95s, with Jones' score being acareer-high for her. Yvonne Tousek left little room for Stanford toclaimthe lead, recording a 9.925 for UCLA's final score. The Cardinal'sfinalperformer on floor, Lise Leveille, came up just short for Stanford,scoring a 9.9 to give the two teams the tie.
Foley won the all-around with a score of 39.725. Richardson was secondwith a 39.625, her fourth consecutive 39.5+ score.
UCLA returns home on Sunday to face 13th-ranked Washington at 2:00 pminPauley Pavilion.