No. 27 Cal Sweeps Utah State
March 6, 2004
Logan, Utah - No. 27 California finished off a home and away sweep of Utah State tonight, with a 195.825-195.350 victory. The Golden Bears notched their second best mark of the season, with their top mark, 195.950, coming against Utah State Jan. 23 at Haas Pavilion.
Highlighting one of the Bears best performances of the season, was a record breaking performance on beam. On what has been Cal's weakest event statistically on the season, the Bears broke an all-time California record with a 49.300.
Members of the record-breaking performance included My-Lan Dodd, Karissa Chock and Miho Maeda, who each scored a 9.875. Beam-specialist Anja Garcia chipped in with a 9.850 and Britani Pittullo scored a 9.825. Maeda's score was a season best, Garcia tied her career high and Pittullo scored a season best in her third competition this season.
Cal's next best score came on bars with a 49.125. Monique Chang led the way with a 9.875 and won the event. Despite missing most of the season with an injury, Pittulo was also in mid-season form. She recorded a personal best with a 9.825.
Only competing in two events, Chang won both of them. She posted a 9.875 on the vault, followed by Dodd who scored a 9.825. The Bears notched a 48.750 on the vault.
On the floor, Cal scored a 48.650 led by Stephanie Kim's 9.850.
Dodd carried the all-around for the Bears with a 39.300, her third best score of the season. Kim also competed in the all-around, finishing third with a 39.175.
Cal returns home Friday, Mar. 12 to host Ball State before the Bears head to Pac-10 Championships.
Team Results Vault Bars Beam Floor Total1. California 48.750 49.125 49.300 48.650=195.8252. Utah State 48.700 48.350 48.900 49.400=195.350
Individual Scores:All-Around: 1. My-Lan Dodd, Cal 39.300; 2. Alex Martin, Utah State 39.200; 3. Stephanie Kim, Cal 39.175.Vault: 1. Monique Chang, Cal 9.875; 2. My-Lan Dodd, Cal 9.825; 3. Rachael Mandy Utah State, 9.800.Bars: 1. Monique Chang, Cal 9.875; 2. Rachel Ropelato, Utah State 9.850; 3. Alex Martin, Utah State 9.825.Beam: 1. Karissa Chock, Cal 9.875 1. My-Lan Dodd, Cal 9.875; Miho Maeda, Cal 9.875.Floor: 1. Liesel Kohler Utah State 9.950; 2. Gretchen Goerlitz Utah State 9.925; 3. Ashley Barr Utah State 9.875.
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