No. 13 ASU Downs Husky, SPU Gymnasts

Jan. 27, 2006

Seattle - Seattle native April Boone won all-around for Arizona State and led the 13th-ranked Sun Devils (4-0) to a win over Washington (3-6) and Seattle Pacific University (1-2) at Bank of America Arena on Friday night in front of 1,134 fans.

Ashley Houghting (Welland, Ont./Welland Secondary) and Kelly McDonald (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt HS) won vault and beam respectively for the Huskies. It is the third time this season that the pair has won those events at the same meet.

For the Huskies, the evening was eerily similar to the previous week's meet vs. UCLA. Washington jumped out of the gate like gang-busters in the first rotation, setting a season-high on vault with a 48.875. Like last week, they stumbled in the second rotation, falling three times on their way to a 45.850 score.

The Huskies were once again led on vault by Houghting's second-consecutive 9.9. She was tied by ASU's Cassandra Jusino, who also recorded a 9.9 on the very last vault of the evening's competition.Kristen Omori (Kirkland, Wash./Juanita HS) scored a career-high with a 9.850, while Chelsea Bakken (Mesa, Ariz./Mountain View HS) and Natalie Gillan (Denver, Calif./Pomona HS) each scored season-high's with 9.825 and 9.700 respectively.

McDonald once again did her part to on bars, scoring a 9.800, but the next highest score for the Huskies was Houghting's 9.325. Arizona State was forced to count a fall on bars and scored a 47.950. The Sun Devils were led by Ashley Kelly and Tia Orlando, who each scored a 9.725.

'We were ahead after the first rotation and then they beat us by four points on the second rotation,' said Husky Head Coach Bob Levesque. 'I was very disappointed on bars. Kelly did a good job. We knew we'd be struggling on bars, but the other kids just hadn't picked it up.'

The Huskies were never able to fully recover after the second rotation. Arizona State swept the top three spots on beam, led by Nicole Harris and Ashley Kelly, who each scored a 9.875. Houghting was fourth on beam with a career-high 9.800. Seattle Pacific scored a 47.500 on beam and was paced by Sarah Sullivan's 9.750.

The Huskies managed a season-high 48.875 on floor, but were no match for the Sun Devils' 49.075. Jusino and Boone placed one-and-two respectively in the event followed by Bakken and Omori who tied for third with 9.850. Sullivan was fifth, pacing the way for the Falcons with a 9.825.

The Huskies return to action next Friday, February 3 at Arizona.

Team Scoring          Vault     Bars     Beam    Floor     Total 1. Arizona State    49.050   47.950   49.100   49.075   195.175 2. Washington       48.875   45.850   47.925   48.875   191.525 3. Seattle Pacific  47.525   46.750   47.500   48.450   190.225

Vault 1. Ashley Houghting, UW 9.900 Cassandra Jusino, ASU 9.900 3. Kristen Omori, UW 9.850 4. Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.825 April Boone, ASU 9.825 6. Ashley Kelly, ASU 9.775 Tia Orlando, ASU 9.775 Lauren Powell, ASU 9.775 9. Kristin Bryant, SPU 9.72510. Natalie Gillan, UW 9.70011. Jaynie Reynolds, SPU 9.62512. Katie Boyko, UW 9.60013. Brianna Schwartz, SPU 9.50014. Sarah Sullivan, SPU 9.45015. Jessica Brown, UW 9.35016. Debra Huss, SPU 9.22517. Ashlee Hinkle, ASU 9.10018. Melissa Daniels, SPU 8.925 Emily Epsten, UW 9.325 (exh.) Tracy Smith, SPU 9.325 (exh.)

Bars 1. Kelly McDonald, UW 9.800 2. Ashley Kelly, ASU 9.725 Tia Orlando, ASU 9.725 4. April Boone, ASU 9.650 5. Debra Huss, SPU 9.600 Cassandra Jusino, ASU 9.600 Jaynie Reynolds, SPU 9.600 8. Ashley Domres, SPU 9.525 9. Ashley Houghting, UW 9.32510. Nicole Harris, ASU 9.25011. Lauren Powell, ASU 9.17512. Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.05013. Sarah Sullivan, SPU 9.02514. Brianna Schwartz, SPU 9.00015. Jennifer Chang, UW 8.85016. Darcee Schiller, UW 8.82517. Amber Lundgren, SPU 8.70018. Natalie Gillan, UW 8.575 Shannon McConahey, SPU 8.775 (exh.) Tiana Jean, ASU 9.050 (exh.)

Beam 1. Ashley Kelly, ASU 9.875 Nicole Harris, ASU 9.875 3. April Boone, ASU 9.850 4. Ashlee Hinkle, ASU 9.800 Ashley Houghting, UW 9.800 5. Sarah Sullivan, SPU 9.750 6. Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.700 Tia Orlando, ASU 9.700 8. Jennifer Chang, UW 9.675 9. Ashley Domres, SPU 9.650 Lauren Powell, ASU 9.65011. Jaynie Reynolds, SPU 9.625 Danna Nelson, SPU 9.62513. Kristen Omori, UW 9.47514. Natalie Gillan, UW 9.27515. Kelly McDonald, UW 9.25016. Amber Lundgren, SPU 8.85017. Debra Huss, SPU 8.550 Brianna Piedmonte, SPU 9.550 (exh.) Kelly Gilbert, UW 9.000 (exh.)

Floor 1. Cassandra Jusino, ASU 9.900 2. April Boone, ASU 9.875 3. Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.850 Kristen Omori, UW 9.850 5. Sarah Sullivan, SPU 9.825 6. Nicole Harris, ASU 9.775 Ashley Toner, ASU 9.775 8. Kristin Bryant, SPU 9.750 Kelly Gilbert, UW 9.750 Debra Huss, SPU 9.750 Tia Orlando, ASU 9.75012. Ashley Kelly, ASU 9.70013. Natalie Gillan, UW 9.72514. Tori Quandt, UW 9.70015. Ashley Houghting, UW 9.67516. Brianna Schwartz, SPU 9.62517. Amber Lundgren, SPU 9.50018. Jaynie Reynolds, SPU 9.150 Darcee Schiller, UW 9.625 (exh.) Haley Krommenhoek, SPU 8.250 (exh.)

All-Around 1. April Boone, ASU 39.200 2. Ashley Kelly, ASU 39.075 3. Tia Orlando, ASU 38.950 4. Ashley Houghting, UW 38.700 5. Chelsea Bakken, UW 38.425 6. Sarah Sullivan, SPU 38.050 7. Jaynie Reynolds, SPU 38.000 8. Natalie Gillan, UW 37.275 9. Debra Huss, SPU 37.125

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