California Women's Gymnastics Falls in Heartbreaker to Washington

Feb. 17, 2006

SEATTLE, Wash. - The California women's gymnastics team climbed back from a four points deficit heading into the fourth rotation, but could not over come the Huskies as they fell to Washington in a heartbreaking loss, 189.875-189.250 in Seattle on Friday night.

The vault was the Bears best event on Friday night, they recorded a 47.650. Junior Isabel Garcia matched her career-high of 9.750 in the event. Garcia finished second in the event. She had initially set her career-high in the meet last weekend against then-No. 11 UCLA, Sacramento State and UC Davis.

California posted a 47.475 on the floor against the Huskies. Two Bears set their season-highs in the event. Senior Britani Pittullo recorded a season-high 9.700 on the floor and sophomore Siobhan Luce also collected her season-high (9.750) in the event. Freshman Jessica Kelley tallied a 9.750 on the floor also in the competition.

Kelley also won the all-around on Friday night, with her score of 38.350. In addition to her 9.750 on the floor, she accumulated a 9.500 on the vault, 9.525 on the bars and a 9.575 on the beam.

The Bears will continue on the road, facing CSU Fullerton next Sunday, Feb. 26. The meet is set to start at 2 p.m. (PST) in Fullerton, Calif.

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