No. 23 Beavers Top 196.00 Mark To Upset No. 9 Washington

Jan. 23, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - All three Beaver all-arounders scored 39.350 or higher as the No. 23 Oregon State gymnastics team came from behind to defeat No. 9 Washington 196.050-196.025 on Friday at Gill Coliseum.

After having to count a fall on vault in the first rotation, the Beavers bounced back and topped the 49.00 mark on each of the three remaining events to give coach Tanya Chaplin her 100th career win. It came against the team she spent seven years as an assistant coach for prior before taking over the OSU program in 1997.

'It's always nice to get a milestone, but it wasn't something I was focusing on,' Chaplin said. 'Wins and losses aren't as big in our sport, where you're ranked based on how you score. It was wonderful to break 196.00 tonight.'

The 196.00 didn't appear likely after the first rotation, when the Beavers had to count a 9.20 on vault after two falls. Chelsea Plourde had a career-high 9.85 to tie UW's Emily Pritchard for first and pick up her second straight win on the event, but no other Beavers scored higher than 9.70. Tanya Ricioli-Hebron scored a 9.70, and Angela Morales and Annie Campbell chipped in 9.65 marks.

'I was very frustrated with vault, and after that I told them that everybody has to leave their heart on the floor and do what you do every day in the gym. I was thrilled to see them come back fighting all the way to the end,' Chaplin said.

The Beavers made up ground on bars with a 49.500 - just .025 off the school record set at last year's Pacific-10 Championships. Ricioli-Hebron won the event for the second week in a row, this time with a 9.925 to tie Pritchard for first place. OSU, which ranks second in the nation on the event, had three gymnasts tie for third with 9.90 scores. Heidi Goehring and Plourde set new personal bests with their first career 9.90 scores, and Campbell tied her best mark set back in 2002. OSU also counted a 9.875 from Chrissy Lamun.

Highlighted by a career-best 9.925 from Plourde, the Beaver beam team kept the comeback going with a 49.150. Plourde tied UW's Kelly McDonald for second, finishing behind another Husky, Molly Seaman, who had a 9.95. Campbell was fourth with a season-best 9.90, and Ricioli-Hebron had a 9.875. OSU also counted a 9.775 from Elaine Yoder and a 9.675 from Morales.

The Beavers went six-for-six for the first time this season on floor, with Ricioli-Hebron and Campbell scoring second-place 9.90s to lead the team. Lamun and Morales added 9.875s, and Chelsea Plourde rounded out the 49.350 rotation with a 9.80. UW's Carly Dockendorf won the event with a 9.95.

Plourde won the all-around for the second week in a row, this time posting a career-best 39.475. Ricioli-Hebron tied for second with a 39.400, and Campbell was fourth at 39.350. It was the first time this season all three Beaver all-arounders finished with a 39.00 orbetter in the same meet.

Meet Results

Team Scores: No. 23 Oregon State 196.050; No. 9 Washington 196.025

All-Around: 1. Chelsea Plourde (OSU) 39.475; T2. Tanya Ricioli-Hebron (OSU), Kelly McDonald (UW) 39.400. Other OSU Score: Annie Campbell 39.350

Vault: T1. Chelsea Plourde (OSU), Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.85; 3. Kelly McDonald (UW) 9.80 Other OSU Scores: Tanya Ricioli-Hebron 9.70; Angela Morales, Annie Campbell 9.65; Heather Justus 9.20; Th�r�se Videan 9.10 (Exhibition - Christa Piazza 9.325)

Bars: T1. Tanya Ricioli-Hebron (OSU), Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.925; T3. Heidi Goehring (OSU), Annie Campbell (OSU), Chelsea Plourde (OSU), 9.90. Other OSU Scores: Chrissy Lamun 9.875; Th�r�se Videan 9.825 (Exhibition - Heather Justus 9.85)

Beam: 1. Molly Seaman (UW) 9.95; T2. Chelsea Plourde (OSU), Kelly McDonald (UW) 9.925. Other OSU Scores: Annie Campbell 9.90; Tanya Ricioli-Hebron 9.875; Elaine Yoder 9.775; Angela Morales 9.675; Chrissy Lamun 9.40 (Exhibition - Heidi Goehring 9.75; Christa Piazza 9.725)

Floor: 1. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.925; T2. Annie Campbell (OSU), Tanya Ricioli-Hebron (OSU), 9.90. Other OSU Scores: Chrissy Lamun, Angela Morales 9.875; Chelsea Plourde 9.80; Th�r�se Videan 9.75.

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