No. 18 Arizona Gymnastics falls at No. 22 California

March 7, 2003

Berkeley, Calif. (March 7) - The No. 18 University of Arizona women's gymnastics team fell on the road to No. 22 California, 195.800-196.800, on Friday, March 7 before a crowd of 975 in Cal's Haas Pavilion. With the loss, Arizona drops to 4-8, 1-5 Pac-10 while Cal improves to 11-4, 2-4 Pac-10.

Arizona grabbed the team floor title for the second consecutive meet with a 49.325, the third-best mark of the season and the tenth-best score in team history. Arizona's overall score of 195.800 is the team's highest road mark of the season.

Individually for the Wildcats, sophomore Monica Bisordi tied for first-place honors on bars (9.900), finished second in the all-around (39.500), tied for second place on floor (9.925) and placed fourth on vault (9.875).

Sophomore Katie Johnson won her second-consecutive floor title with a 9.950 and landed in fourth place on beam with a season-high 9.875.

Junior Sheehan Lemley led Arizona on beam, posting a career-high 9.900 in the event, becoming the fifteenth gymnast in school history to post beam score of 9.900. Sophomore Kristine Harper finished fifth on floor with a career-high 9.875.

Freshman Abby Pearson finished fifth on vault with a 9.850 and senior Nikki Beyschau placed fifth on bars with a score of 9.825.

Arizona returns home to host Oklahoma on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. (MST) in McKale Center.

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