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Utah and Washington separate themselves from the Pack

Feb 21, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO - Utah and Washington lead the Pac-12 in the Conference standings. 

  • The GymDawgs takes their hot streak on the road to desert in Tempe. 
  • Utah and UCLA set to light up the mat this weekend in LA.
  • Stanford takes their talent on the road for an intense double header weekend.

PAC-12 TEAM NOTES

ARIZONA - The GymCats earned 195.700 points, their highest team score on the road.  They fell short to Washington in a hostile Seattle. Kennedi Davis earned a career-high in balance beam with a 9.875. Maddi Leydin tied her own career-high on the vault with 9.90. The GymCats welcome the Cardinals into the desert for their annual Think Pink Meet.

ARIZONA STATE - The SunDevils took second to the Bruins, 197.200 to 195.475 on Saturday. The Gym Devils scored a 49.100 on vault, the third-straight meet surpassing 49.000 in that event. Freshman Isabel Redmond made her collegiate debut on vault, scoring a 9.775. ASU had its highest attended meet of the season, with 3,248 patrons packing the Desert Financial Arena. Cairo Leonard-Baker scored her career-high on bars with 9.875 points. 

CALIFORNIA -  The Golden Bears extended their undefeated streak against their cross town rival, No. 25 Stanford. Kyana George excelled in the meet by taking home the crown in the all-around, vault and beam. Maya Green made her competitive bar debut while adding a 9.80 to round out the top five. The Bears return to action this Saturday as they host Oregon State in their third home meet of the season in Haas Pavilion. 

OREGON STATE - The Beavers fall to No. 3 Utah in front of a sellout crowd at the Huntsman Center. The battle of undefeated teams didn't disappoint. The two teams didn't have a fall through the third rotation. The final rotation featured a pair of falls that prevented the teams from putting up potential season-best scores. The Beavers recorded a season-best scores on the uneven bars (49.150) and vault (49.125). The Beavers remain on the road next week traveling to the Bay Area to take on California in Berkeley.

STANFORD - Kyla Bryant fueled the Cardinal to a floor title. Bryant put a career-best 9.950. Gracie Garcia added to the mix with her career-best 9.900 on bars. The Cardinal then received a career-best effort from Lawson on beam, delivering a 9.875. The Cardinals have a gauntlet of a challenge this weekend as they travel to Norman, Oklahoma to face the No.1 Sooners on Friday then the GymCats on Sunday.

UCLA - No. 4 UCLA recorded its fourth 197+ score of the season, defeating Arizona State, 197.200-195.475. The Bruins swept the individual events, and Felicia Hano captured her first all-around title with a 39.100. Nia Dennis won vault with a 9.900, Kyla Ross won uneven bars and balance beam with 9.950s, and Gracie Kramer won floor exercise for the third-straight meet with a 9.950. The Bruins welcome in No. 3 Utah into Pauley for a top five matchup.

UTAH -  The No. 3 Utah takes care of business at home against No. 21 Oregon State. Utah glided through the first three rotations seamlessly, but two falls on floor doomed the Utes in what could have been the team's highest score of the season on Saturday in the Huntsman Center. Utah put together a season-high on vault with a score of 49.425.  Utah will return to road action next Sunday, Feb. 23 to face Pac-12 rival UCLA.

WASHINGTON - Evanni Roberson earned the first perfect 10 on beam in Washington history as the GymDawgs earned their fourth consecutive Pac-12 win against Arizona. Roberson earned individual titles on bars, beam, floor, and the all around. Washington finished strong on floor with five gymnasts earning a 9.850 or higher. Washington will be back in action on Sunday, February 23 against Arizona State.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE 

Friday, Feb. 21    
STANFORD at #1 Oklahoma   5 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 22         
#21 OREGON STATE at #10 CALIFORNIA P12N 1 p.m. PT
Sunday, Feb. 23    
#25 STANFORD at #22 ARIZONA P12N 11 a.m. PT 
#13 WASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE P12N 1 p.m. PT
#3 UTAH at #3 UCLA P12N 3 p.m. PT 
 

CONFERENCE STANDINGS 

Teams RQS Pac-12 Record Overall Record
UCLA   3-1 9-2
Utah   4-0 8-0
Oregon State   3-1 8-4
Arizona   0-4 5-4
California   2-3 7-3
Washington   4-0 5-1
Stanford   0-5 3-10
Arizona State   1-3 4-7