No. 20 Beavers Defeat Cal State-Fullerton

Jan. 16, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Chelsea Plourde and Tanya Ricioli-Hebron combined for four individual titles as the No. 20 Oregon State gymnastics team defeated Cal State-Fullerton 195.075-191.850 in OSU's home opener at Gill Coliseum on Friday night.

Plourde, a freshman, made the most of her first meet in Gill by winning the vault and all-around titles with scores of 9.80 and 39.225. Ricioli-Hebron, who was second to Plourde in the all-around with a 39.075, won bars with a 9.90 and tied for first with a 9.85 on floor. Fullerton's Nicole Lim and Latoya Milburn also had 9.85 marks on floor, while teammate Brittany Evans won the beam title with a 9.80.

Although the Beavers still had to count a fall on floor, coach Tanya Chaplin was pleased with the progress her team made over the past week after opening the season with a 193.775 at Alabama last week.

'They're doing a great job. We had a few stumbles here and there, and we would love for them to be perfect every time, but we're staying the course,' Chaplin said.

OSU started off with a 48.525 on vault, led by Plourde's first-place 9.80. Th�r�se Videan scored a 9.75 to tie for second with Fullerton's Kristy Parker, and Angela Morales added a 9.675. The Beavers also counted a pair of 9.65 scores from Annie Campbell and Ricioli-Hebron.

The Beavers swept the top six places on bars, led by Ricioli-Hebron's first-place 9.90. Heidi Goehring, Chrissy Lamun and Videan tied for second with 9.875 scores, with Goehring's mark matching her career-high set last year. Plourde was fifth with a 9.85. Campbell's 9.775, which the Beavers didn't count, was good for sixth place. OSU's 49.375 was more than a point higher than last week's total.

Morales led off the beam team with a team-best 9.775, with Plourde and Campbell closing out the lineup with a pair of 9.75 routines as OSU finished with a 48.650. In between, the Beavers also counted Elaine Yoder's 9.70 and Ricioli-Hebron's 9.675.

Videan got the Beavers off to a strong on floor with a 9.80 to open the rotation, and Plourde followed with a 9.825. Morales hit her double layout and looked be having a strong routine as well until falling on a later tumbling pass to receive a 9.35, which the Beaversended up counting after Lamun fell as well. Campbell closed out the meet with a 9.70.

Meet Results

Team Scores: No. 20 Oregon State 195.075; Cal State-Fullerton 191.850

All-Around: 1. Chelsea Plourde (OSU) 39.225; 2. Tanya Ricioli-Hebron (OSU) 39.075; 3. Annie Campbell (OSU) 38.875

Vault: 1. Chelsea Plourde (OSU) 9.80; T2. Th�r�se Videan (OSU), Kristy Parker (CSUF) 9.75. Other OSU Scores: Th�r�se Videan 9.75; Angela Morales 9.675; Annie Campbell, Tanya Ricioli-Hebron 9.650; Heather Justus 9.625 (Exhibition - Christa Piazza 9.275)

Bars: 1. Tanya Ricioli-Hebron (OSU) 9.90; T2. Heidi Goehring (OSU), Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Th�r�se Videan (OSU) 9.875 Other OSU Scores: Chelsea Plourde 9.85; Annie Campbell 9.775

Beam: 1. Brittany Evans (CSUF) 9.80; 2. Angela Morales (OSU) 9.775; T3. Chelsea Plourde (OSU), Annie Campbell (OSU) 9.75 Other OSU Scores: Elaine Yoder 9.70; Tanya Ricioli-Hebron 9.675; Chrissy Lamun 9.30 (Exhibition - Heidi Goehring 9.775; Michelle Dickinson 8.80)

Floor: T1. Tanya Ricioli-Hebron (OSU), LaToya Milburn (CSUF), Nicole Lim (CSUF), 9.85. Other OSU Scores: Chelsea Plourde 9.825; Th�r�se Videan 9.80; Annie Campbell 9.70; Angela Morales 9.35; Chrissy Lamun 9.175 (Exhibition - Christa Piazza 9.70)

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