The Beavers Grab Season-High 196.500 in Loss at #13 UCLA
LOS ANGELES - The Oregon State women's gymnastics team improved upon its season-best with a 196.500 in a close loss against #13 UCLA, Saturday afternoon.
"It was great to score a season-high and see the continued improvement in our athletes while on the road," said head coach Tanya Chaplin. "We are looking forward to coming back to compete in our last home competition and celebrate our senior class."
The Beavers claimed the team victory on vault and beam while losing the floor by just 0.125. OSU combined for a 49.325 on vault, beating the Bruins by a tenth of a point and a 49.150 on beam.
In addition to claiming the team wins on vault and beam, Madi Dagen, topping Oregon State's scores on all four events and the all-around, won her sixth individual title on beam in 2021.
OSU opened with their best team score on bars this season, a 48.825. M. Dagen competed first with a huge personal record, 9.825. Kaitlyn Hoiland followed with just as much energy before Ariana Young matched her career-best. Kristina Peterson closed with her first-ever routine to break the 9.7 barrier.
The Beavers continued an excellent first half with another season-high on vault. Kayla Bird opened the second event with a 9.825 before Kristina Peterson scored a 9.850. Madi and Lacy Dagen closed the event with a 9.900 each.
The third rotation saw Oregon State on the floor. Niya Mack started with an energetic routine with each routine building off of hers. Finishing second overall, M. Dagen scored a 9.875 to lead the Beavers on the floor.
Oregon State closed the meet on beam with an event win. Peterson opened with a clean 9.85 routine. Improving upon Peterson and Bird, Young delivered a personal record, 9.875, to finish fourth overall. M. Dagen closed the meet with a 9.925 to match her career-best and win the individual title.
The Beavers entered three gymnasts, M. Dagen, Peterson, and Bird, for the all-around competition. M. Dagen combined two personal records to finish second overall with a 39.525, a career-best. The UCLA gymnast who won all-around beat M. Dagen by just 0.025. Peterson added two personal records to top her previous-best with a 39.300.
OSU will return home to host Utah on March 5 for a 5 p.m. start time as they celebrate their seniors.
UCLA 197.025, Oregon State 196.500
Vault: 49.325 (OSU); 49.225 (UCLA)
Bars: 49.550 (UCLA); 48.825 (OSU)
Beam: 49.150 (OSU); 48.925 (UCLA)
Floor: 49.325 (UCLA); 49.200 (OSU)
All-Around: 1. Margzetta Frazier (UCLA) 39.550; 2. Madi Dagen (OSU) 39.525; 3. Kristina Peterson (OSU) 39.300. Other OSU Scores: Kayla Bird 39.125.
Vault: 1. Nia Dennis (UCLA) 9.925; T2. Madi Dagen (OSU), Lacy Dagen (OSU) 9.900. Other OSU Scores: Kristina Peterson 9.850, Kaitlyn Yanish 9.850, Kayla Bird 9.825, Sydney Gonzales 9.750 (Exhibition - Ariana Young 9.750).
Bars: T1. Nia Dennis (UCLA), Margzetta Frazier (UCLA) 9.950; 3. Sara Ulias (UCLA) 9.925. Other OSU Scores: Madi Dagen 9.850, Kayla Bird 9.800, Kristina Peterson 9.750, Kaitlyn Hoiland 9.725, Ariana Young 9.725, Niya Mack 9.650 (Exhibition - Alexa McClung 9.625).
Beam: 1. Madi Dagen (OSU) 9.925; T2 Samantha Sakti (UCLA), Margzetta Frazier (UCLA) 9.900. Other OSU Scores: Ariana Young 9.875, Kristina Peterson 9.850, Jenna Domingo 9.825, Kayla Bird 9.675, Sydney Gonzales 9.100 (Exhibition - Lexie Gonzales 9.775).
Floor: 1. Chae Campbell (UCLA) 9.925; 2. Madi Dagen (OSU) 9.875; T3. Kristina Peterson (OSU), Savanna Force (OSU), four different UCLA gymnasts 9.850. Other OSU Scores: Kayla Bird 9.825, Kaitlyn Yanish 9.800, Niya Mack 9.725.
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