No. 8 Stanford Edges No. 17 Arizona
Feb. 28, 2003
Tucson, Ariz. - The eighth-ranked Stanford women's gymnastics team captured a big win over No. 17 Arizona, 196.950-196.850, on Friday night before a crowed of 692 in the McKale Center. With the win, Stanford improves to 9-2-1, 4-1-1 in the Pac-10, while Arizona falls to 4-7 and 1-4 in the conference.
Stanford jumped out to an early lead over the Wildcats in the first rotation, posting a team mark of 48.925 on bars while Arizona finished with a 48.700 on vault. The Cardinal was able to extend its lead slightly over the Wildcats in the second rotation with a school record mark of 49.475 on vault.
Natalie Foley (Englewood, CO) and Caroline Fluhrer (Seattle, WA) took the top-two bar places with career-high marks. Foley earned a 9.975 and Fluhrer received a 9.950 score to place second. Stanford was dominate on vault, capturing the top-five spots. Kendall Beck (San Antonio, TX) tied her career-high mark with a 9.950 to take first place honors. Foley, Shelly Goldberg (Mequon, WI) and Lise Lï¿½veillï¿½ (Burnaby, BC) all tied for second with a 9.900. Jessica Louie (Sacramento, CA) rounded out the top-five with her 9.825 performance.
The Cardinal extended their lead on floor, posting a season-high 49.300 team score. Foley and Lï¿½veillï¿½ were Stanford's top scores with a 9.900 to tie for third.
Arizona made its run to pass Stanford in the final rotation, scoring a 49.500 on floor. The Cardinal was able to hold off the Wildcats by posting a 49.250 on beam in the final rotation, escaping with the victory by only .100 of a point. Lindsay Wing (Cypress, TX) led Stanford on the event with a 9.925 performance, while Glyn Sweets (Reston, VA) tied for fourth with a 9.850.
Foley and Arizona's Monica Bisordi tied for first in the all-around with scores of 39.600. Lï¿½veillï¿½ followed just behind with a 39.450 mark to place third.
Stanford returns to the Bay Area next weekend when they travel to San Jose State on Friday, March 7. Competition is set to begin at 7 p.m.
Final ResultsPlace Team Vault Bars Beam Floor Total1. Stanford 49.475 48.925 49.250 49.300 196.9502. University of Arizona 48.700 49.327 49.275 49.500 196.850
VaultRank Name1. Kendall Beck Stanford University 9.9502. Natalie Foley Stanford University 9.900 Shelly Goldberg Stanford University 9.900 Lise Lï¿½veillï¿½ Stanford University 9.9005. Jessica Louie Stanford University 9.825
Bars1. Natalie Foley Stanford University 9.9752. Caroline Fluhrer Stanford University 9.9503. Monica Bisordi University of Arizona 9.9254. Jamie Duce University of Arizona 9.9005. Nikki Beyschau University of Arizona 9.875 Sheenen Lemley University of Arizona 9.875
Beam1. Monica Bisordi University of Arizona 9.925 Lindsay Wing Stanford University 9.9253. Jamie Duce University of Arizona 9.9004. Katie Johnson University of Arizona 9.850 Mandy Delgado Stanford University 9.850 Glyn Sweets Stanford University 9.850
Floor1. Katie Johnson University of Arizona 9.9752. Monica Bisordi University of Arizona 9.9503. Jamie Duce University of Arizona 9.900 Natalie Foley Stanford University 9.900 Lise Lï¿½veillï¿½ Stanford University 9.900
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