Cal Splits Home Meet With Win Over Seattle Pacific, Loss to UCLA
Feb. 13, 2004
Berkeley, Calif. - The California women's gymnastics team split its third home meet of the season tonight, defeating Seattle Pacific and falling to No. 2 UCLA. The Bruins won by a score of 197.800 to the Golden Bears' 195.000 and the Falcons' 190.025.
Cal had several great individual efforts on this night and continues to solidify its scoring above 195.000. The greatest of those efforts came from My-Lan Dodd, whose 39.450 now ranks as the fifth best score in the all-around for Cal. Dodd finished second in the all-around to UCLA's Jeanette Antolin (39.775), but ahead of two other acclaimed UCLA all-arounders.
The Bears were in the running after the first rotation on vault with a 48.875. The event was highlighted by Monique Chang's 9.850 and Lauren Shipp's 9.875. Shipp continues to be impressive on the vault. Her score was .075 off her personal best and a top five California record.
In the second rotation, Cal posted a 48.875 on bars. Dodd led the way with a 9.925 tying her personal best. Cal opened up a solid lead over Seattle Pacific but trailed UCLA by 1.125 at this point.
The beam was the standout event for the Bears on the night. Dodd (9.850), Karissa Chock (9.900), and Stephanie Kim (9.900) all scored over a 9.850. Chock's score was a personal best and Kim's score was .025 off her personal best. Both were top five scores all time for Cal. Anja Garcia chimed in with her personal best at 9.800.
On the final rotation on floor, Cal scored a 48.500. Kim showed that she had shook off two rough early rotations by tying her personal best on the floor with a 9.925. Dodd's 9.875 was also met by the approval of the Golden Bear faithful.
Next Friday, Feb. 20, the Bears take on Stanford in Palo Alto at 7:30 p.m.
Team Totals: Vault Bars Beam Floor Total1. UCLA 49.375 49.400 49.425 49.600=197.8002. California 48.875 48.875 48.750 48.500=195.0003. Seattle Pac. 47.925 47.100 46.800 48.200=190.025
Vault1. Jeanette Antolin, UCLA, 10.0002. Kristen Maloney, UCLA 9.9003. Lauren Shipp, Cal 9.875
Bars1. Jeanette Antolin, UCLA 9.9501. Kate Richardson, UCLA 9.9503. My-Lan Dodd Cal 9.925
Floor1. Jeanette Antolin, UCLA 9.9752. Ashley Peckett, UCLA 9.9503. Stephanie Kim, Cal 9.9253. Yvonne Tousek, UCLA 9.925
All-Around1. Jeanette Antolin, UCLA 39.7752. My-Lan Dodd Cal 39.4503. Ashley Peckett, UCLA 39.425
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