California Closes Out Home Portion of 2010 Schedule
Feb. 7, 2010
BERKELEY - Complete Results
The California Golden Bears women's gymnastics team closed out the home portion of their 2010 schedule with a dual meet against the Oregon State Beavers. The No. 5-ranked Beavers posted a team score of 196.375 while Cal scored 190.100.
For the Bears, the top event was the floor where they earned a 48.100. Junior Avery Gee and freshman Mariesah Pierce each earned 9.80's on their floor performances, Pierce matching her career-high on the event. Freshman Madisyn O'Brien also hit a career high with her mark, scoring a 9.625.
The vault, which has been a strong event for the team all season, was also another highlight with the team amassing a 48.075. O'Brien had another career mark, scoring a 9.775, the top grade for a Bear in the event. Freshman Arla Rosenzweig also scored a personal best, earning a 9.675.
Rosenzweig paced Cal on the bars, earning another PR with a 9.575. Freshman Stina Olivere also scored a 9.575 in the event. The beam was the weakest event for the team this meet. Sophomore Alex Leggitt had Cal's top mark with a 9.625.
'I felt like we made some improvements from last weekend,' said head coach Cari DuBois. 'As long as we make mistakes and we learn from them, then they are worth making.We're trying to grow from week to week and get as much experience as we can.'
'I fell like the freshmen are really starting to get the idea of what collegiate competition is all about,' continued DuBois. 'It is week in and week out, and they have never experienced that before. Add in school, and they are just now getting the hang of it.'
The meet was also the annul 'Pink Meet' where the gymnasts from both teams word pink leotards and fans made pledges of donations for the Komen Foundation based on the number of scores earned by the Bears of 9.5 or higher. The team posted 12 within that range.
The Bears, just four weeks into the 2010 season, will now be on the road for the remainder of the season. They have an off-week before their long road trip begins in Seattle as the Bear take on the Washington Huskies on Feb. 19.