This Week In Pac-10 women's Gymnastics

Feb. 18, 2003

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And the race begins as only three more weekends of Pac-10 competition remain...Last week, Pac-10 teams competed with a vengeance, ARIZONA STATE (198.150) and OREGON STATE (197.025) both tallied season-high team scores...STANFORD was upset by WASHINGTON, and UCLA barely edged past ARIZONA STATE...Conference teams continue preparation for the Pac-10 Championships and Regional qualifying meets as they joust for top national position and recognition...The Conference has four players ranked in the individual Top-10 and six teams in the Top-20...For the third week in a row UCLA leads the nation followed by ARIZONA STATE, STANFORD, OREGON STATE, WASHINGTON, and ARIZONA at No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, No. 12, and No. 16 respectively...This week ARIZONA STATE heads to STANFORD while OREGON STATE takes a break from Conference against Utah...WASHINGTON is in a tri-meet with Denver and Sacramento State at CALIFORNIA on Friday, then heads to Nebraska to compete in the Masters Classic while UCLA hosts ARIZONA.

Fri., February 21

WASHINGTON, Denver, Sacramento State @ CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m.
Utah @ OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.

Sun., February 23
ARIZONA @ UCLA, 2 p.m.
Masters Classic (5)
Louisiana State, WASHINGTON @ Nebraska, 2 p.m.
All times local (meet site) and subject to change

Fri., February 14
Utah 194.500; ARIZONA 196.900
WASHINGTON 196.775; STANFORD 196.750

Sun., February 16
UCLA 198.400; ARIZONA STATE 198.150


ARIZONA - No. 16 ARIZONA (4-5, 1-2) fell to No. 2 Utah 196.900-194.500, on Friday night...In spite of the loss ARIZONA was able to claim the team floor title with a season-high mark of 49.425, which is also the fourth best score in team history...Five ARIZONA gymnasts tied or set career-high marks in the meet...Led by sophomore Monica Bisordi who had her best meet as a Wildcat, Bisordi won her fourth all-around title of the season with a career-high mark of 39.600, which is also the third best all-around score in team history...Bisordi also tied for second place on bars with a career-high 9.875, second on beam tying her career-high (9.925), second on floor (9.925) and finished third on vault with a season-high 9.875... Freshman Abby Pearson posted a career-high 9.875 on vault for the third consecutive meet to tie for third and freshman Jessamyn Salter tied for fifth place on floor with a career-high 9.875....ARIZONA will travel to Los Angeles to take on Pac-10 rival UCLA on Sunday,February 23.

ARIZONA STATE - No. 7 ARIZONA STATE beam score of 49.875 was a national high for this season, in addition to a school record, however it was not enough as No. 1 UCLA won 198.400-198.150...ASU (5-3, 2-3) also set a school record with their team score (198.150)...Maggie Germaine had another career day winning the all-around with a score of 39.775 and tying for first in vault with a perfect 10 which are both career-highs and the 10 is the first of her career in any event at ASU...Germaine also tied for second on bars (9.925), and shared first place honors on floor (9.950)...Ashley Kelly tied for second on the all-around (39.625), set a career high on vault (9.875) and took a share of second on the bars (9.925)...Junior Amber Giorgianni scored a career-high (9.950) as did Kelly (9.950) on beam...ARIZONA STATE will travel to STANFORD on Friday, February 21.

CALIFORNIA - CALIFORNIA (7-3, 0-3) dropped a regular season meet to host OREGON STATE 197.025-194.550...CALIFORNIA was paced by Freshman Monique Chang and sophomore My-Lan Dodd, who both recorded first place finishes on individual events...Dodd placed second on bars with a 9.850 and first on floor with a 9.900...Chang claimed first on vault with a 9.900 and fourth on floor (9.850)...In the all-around, Dodd and freshman Britani Pittullo both finished with a 38.800 score which was good for a third place finish...CALIFORNIA plays host to WASHINGTON, Denver and Sacramento State on Friday, February 22.

OREGON STATE - No. 9 OREGON STATE (7-3, 3-3) team scored a season-high to defeat CALIFORNIA 197.025-194.550 on Friday night...The Beavers counted only one score below a 9.800 and finished with five marks of 9.900 or better as OSU went 23 for 24...The 197.025 was the fourth best score in school history and the first 197 mark since 2001...Tanya Ricioli claimed top honors in the all-around with a 39.425, tied for first on beam and floor with 9.900 marks respectively...Ricioli was not done yet as her best score came on bars, where she had a career-high 9.925, but finished second to teammate Elizabeth Jillson, who won the event with a career-high 9.950...Elaine Yoder picked up her first career win after tying Ricioli for the beam title...This week OREGON STATE takes a break from Conference and hosts Utah Friday, February 21.

STANFORD - No. 12 WASHINGTON upset No. 8 STANFORD (7-2-1, 2-1-1) 196.775-196.750 on Friday night...Junior Lindsay Wing won the beam (9.950) and Lise L�veill� led the Cardinal with a 39.350 all-around score...L�veill� and Shelly Goldberg paced the Cardinal on floor, recording 9.875 marks to tie for third...STANFORD held a slim one-tenth of one point lead heading into the final rotation, but the Cardinal could not hold off the Huskies...STANFORD gave a good effort, scoring a 49.400 on beam...Wing won the event with a 9.950 performance, while L�veill� placed second with a 9.925 mark and placed fourth in the all-around (39.350), marking her second highest score of the season...The Cardinal look to bounce back as they return home Friday, February 21 to battle ARIZONA STATE.

UCLA - No. 1 UCLA (8-1-1, 3-1-1) hit 24-for-24 routines and posted a school record away score of 198.400 to counter ARIZONA STATE's school record 198.150...The Bruins record four perfect 10's during the meet with junior Jamie Dantzscher leading the way with 10's on vault and bars, while teammate Jeanette Antolin earned her second 10 of the year on vault and freshman Kate Richardson scored her second career perfect 10 on the balance beam...UCLA scored 49.700+ on two events, earning a school record tying 49.700 on vault and a school record 49.725 on beam...On vault, Antolin and Dantzscher's 10's led the Bruins followed by Kristin Parker and Onnie Willis who each contributed 9.925...UCLA's score was its fourth 198 of the season and the sixth in the program's history, tying the NCAA record held by Georgia....UCLA will play host to ARIZONA on Friday, February 21.

WASHINGTON - No. 12 WASHINGTON (6-3, 2-2) upset STANFORD 196.775-196.750 on Friday night...The Huskies team score of 196.775 tied as the fourth best in Husky history...Led by sophomore Carly Dockendorf, who won the all-around for the first time in her career with a score of 39.525 and took top honors on both floor exercise and uneven bars with scores of 9.950...Senior Stacy Wong paced UW's effort on floor with a 9.950 performance to win the event and post the team's top score of the season...Kelly McDonald posted a career best 9.925 on the event...Holding a slim one-tenth of one point lead heading into the final rotation, the Huskies managed to hold off the Cardinal thanks to strong floor routines by Dockendorf (9.950) and Emily Pritchard (9.925)...The Huskies travel to CALIFORNIA in a meet with Denver and Sacramento State on Friday, February 21, then will travel to Nebraska to be in the Masters Classic Sunday, February 23.

Gymnast of the Week: Maggie Germaine

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Maggie Germaine of ARIZONA STATE has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for February 9-15. Germaine scored a school record and career-best all-around score of 39.775 and won the event Sunday versus No. 1 UCLA. It was the fourth all-around title for her this season. Germaine scored her first perfect 10.000 of her career on beam. Germaine also, tied for first on floor (9.950), tied for first on beam (10.000), tied for second on bars (9.925) and tied for fifth on vault (9.900). She helped ASU post its highest team score in history, a 198.150. It is the first time in school history that a team scored higher than a 198.000.

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