This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
March 18, 2003
Look for teams to be healthy and prepared as they use this final week of regular season competition to prepare for the Pac-10 Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, March 29 at UCLA...This week three of the six teams who competed won their meets including ARIZONA over San Jose St, WASHINGTON defeating Boise St., and CALIFORNIA over UC Davis...For the fourth week in a row all seven Pac-10 teams are ranked in the Top-20 nationally UCLA still leads the nation No. 1 and ARIZONA STATE is No. 3...STANFORD, OREGON STATE, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA, and ARIZONA are at No. 8, No. 11, No. 13, No. 17 and No. 19 respectively...This week closes out regular season play as ARIZONA STATE and STANFORD host Kentucky and Oklahoma...WASHINGTON is in a dual meet with Cal State Fullerton and Seattle Pacific, while ARIZONA faces West Virginia and Denver.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., March 21
Kentucky @ ARIZONA STATE, 7:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON, Cal State Fullerton @ Seattle Pacific, 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA @ San Jose State, 7 p.m.
Sat., March 22
ARIZONA, West Virginia @ Denver, 6 p.m.
Oklahoma @ STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.
All times local (meet site) and subject to change
LAST WEEK'S RESULTSFri., March 14
Oklahoma 197.725; ARIZONA 197.375
ARIZONA STATE 197.300; San Jose St. 193.550
WASHINGTON 196.050; Boise State 195.450
CALIFORNIA 195.925; UC Davis 190.850
Sat., March 15
BYU 196.775; OREGON STATE 195.325
Sun March 16
Oklahoma 197.475; UCLA 196.725; North Carolina 193.750; Rhode Island, 189.825
ARIZONA - No. 19 ARIZONA (4-9, 1-5) dropped its final home meet of the season to Oklahoma in a record-setting performance, 197.375-197.725...ARIZONA finished the meet with a team record and a school record 49.500 on beam and a 49.400 on bars, the third highest score in school history...Individually Abby Pearson hit a career-best 10.000 on vault to win her third vault title of the season...Pearson becomes only the third gymnast in school history to post a 10.000 on vault...Sophomore Monica Bisordi continues to post career-highs winning the all-around with a 39.750 (career-high and the second-best score in school history)...Bisordi she also tied for first on beam (9.975), floor (9.950) and on bars (9.950) which are all career-highs...ARIZONA came close to pulling off the comeback in the last rotation by posting a 49.350 on floor, but was unable to overcome Oklahoma's 49.675 on beam...ARIZONA will get on the road for its final meet of the regular season to take on Denver and West Virginia on Saturday, March 22.
ARIZONA STATE - No. 3 ARIZONA STATE (9-4, 3-4) defeated San Jose State University, 197.300-193.550 on Friday...Maggie Germaine won the all-around (39.550) and beam (9.975) and captured first place honors on vault with a career-high score of 10.000, it was her fourth 10.000 this season and second on floor...Cassidy Vreeke placed second on vault with a 9.925...Kari Muth and Ashley Kelly tied for first (9.925) on the uneven bars, with Muth posting a career-high...Kelly also scored a career-high 9.975 and placed first on the balance beam...ARIZONA STATE closes out the regular season Friday, March 21 as they play host to Kentucky.
CALIFORNIA - No. 17 CALIFORNIA (12-4, 2-4) defeated UC Davis for the third time this year, 195.925-190.850, by winning every event....Junior Stephanie Kim posted a career-high 9.925 on the floor to take first place and secure the second highest mark in school history...My-Lan Dodd continued her brilliance this season by easily winning the individual all-around (39.475), she also won bars with a 9.875, shared first place honors on beam with a 9.850, and tied for second on vault (9.850) and floor (9.900)...Freshman Monique Chang captured the vault title with a 9.900, as her five teammates finished second through sixth while recording the third best team score of all-time (49.125)...On beam, Cal posted the third best score of all-time (49.150) and finished in the top four slots with freshman Britani Pittullo recording a career-high 9.850 in a tie for first...The Bears return to action Friday, March 21 as the squad faces off against San Jose State.
OREGON STATE - No. 10 OREGON STATE (12-5, 3-4) had to count three falls as the Beavers lost to BYU 196.775-195.325 in the Beavers' final dual meet of the year...Chrissy Lamun had the highest score of the meet for either team, posting a career-high 9.950 on floor to win the event for the fourth time this year...Angela Morales had career-highs on all three of her events, placing second on floor (9.925), second on vault (9.900) and third on beam (9.850)...Meghan Jones set a new career-high on vault with a 9.900, and Thï¿½rï¿½se Videan equaled her personal-best with a 9.900 on that same event...OREGON STATE looks to bounce back after a weeks rest when they head to the Pacific-10 Championships on Saturday, March 29 at UCLA.
STANFORD - No. 8 STANFORD took the week off from competition and as they prepare to host No. 14 Oklahoma Saturday, March 22.
UCLA - No. 1 UCLA (12-2-1, 3-1-1) battled injuries, and finished second to No. 14 Oklahoma 197-475-196.725 at the UCLA Invitational, followed by North Carolina (193.75) and Rhode Island (189.825)...UCLA scored admirably well after battling a slew of injuries...Senior Onnie Willis and junior Jamie Dantzscher, winners of the last two NCAA all-around titles, sat out the meet with ankle injuries...Their teammates picked up the slack with some career-best numbers, Jeanette Antolin claimed the all-around title with a career-high 39.650, she also won the vault and floor with scores of 9.975, her floor scoring being a career high...Junior Yvonne Tousek also scored a 9.975 on the bars to place first, she and teammate Kate Richardson tied for second place in the all-around with scores of 39.225...Redshirt freshman Christie Tedmon posted career-highs in the all-around (38.450, fifth place), vault (9.650) and floor (9.850) and also added a 9.850 on beam...Oklahoma becomes the first team in 34 tries to beat UCLA at home, the Bruins had not lost a home meet since dropping a dual meet to Georgia in 1999...See the Bruins in action at home as the host the Pac-10 Championships on Saturday, March 29.
WASHINGTON - Competing with a thin lineup due to injuries and illness No. 12 WASHINGTON (13-6, 3-3) defeated Boise State 196.050-195.450...Led by freshman Kelly McDonald , who won the all-around with a score of 39.275 for the first time in her career...In addition to winning the all-around, McDonald was second on vault at 9.925 and placed third on floor at 9.850....WASHINGTON gymnasts won or tied for first place on three events...Freshman Christina Pelaez picked up her first career win by taking the vault title with a career-best score of 9.950...Stacy Wong won the beam with a score of 9.925 and Carly Dockendorf tied for top honors on floor with a 9.950...The Huskies will host Cal-State Fullerton and Seattle Pacific in their final regular-season home meet of the year next Friday, March 21.
Gymnast of the Week: My-Lan Dodd
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--My-Lan Dodd of CALIFORNIA has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for March 9-15. The CALIFORNIA women's gymnastics team (12-4, 2-4) defeated UC Davis for the third time this year, winning every event. Led by sophomore My-Lan Dodd who has been the catalyst for the turn around of the Bears who finished 5-9 last season and already have compiled 12 wins this season going into their final meet. On Friday against the Aggies, Dodd continued her brilliance by easily winning the individual all-around (39.475), first on bars (9.875), shared first place on beam with a 9.850, and tied for second on vault (9.850) and floor (9.900) She has also helpedthe bears earn a No. 17 national ranking.