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Cal Hosts Oregon State At Haas

Jan 27, 2022

BERKELEY – The 11th-ranked California women's gymnastics will return home for a matchup against Oregon State on Saturday, January 29 at 4 p.m. PT. Haas Pavilion will host the Bears and the Beavers in a matchup featuring Cal's NCAA Champion on uneven bars, Maya Bordas, and Oregon State's Olympic floor champion, Jade Carey.
 
The early season meet between Pac-12 rivals will be sure to feature some high-level gymnastics as the Bears keep improving early on in the season and are well ahead of their pace from last year's record-breaking season. Cal tallied scores of 196.325 and 196.675 in their first two meets, totals which they didn't hit until their third meet of the 2021 season.
 
Bordas has picked up where she finished the 2021 season, as she won the all-around competition in Cal's last meet, a road contest at Washington. Bordas tallied a 39.425 mark as she won the vault and finished second on both the bars and the beam.
 
Freshmen Mya Lauzon and Madelyn Williams have both posted two top-three finishes in their first two meets as they've made an immediate contribution to the Cal lineup. Lauzon completed her first all-around at UW, while Williams has posted back-to-back 9.875 scores on uneven bars.
 
Cal ranks fifth in the country on uneven bars, while also boasting top 15 rankings on vault (11th) and floor (15th). There are 11 instances of Bears on the top 50 of the event charts after two meets.
 
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Saturday's contest will be streamed on Cal's Live Stream channel. Live results will be available on CalBears.com.
 
SETTING A NEW STANDARD
The Bears broke a program record for the best start to the season with a 196.325 score in the win over Stanford. Cal didn't better that score until the third meet (Feb. 14) of the 2021 season. The previous best season-opening score came in 2020. The Bears now rank in the country's top 10 in three of the four events, with only a fall on beam keeping them from bettering their season opening score and ranking in the top 10 of all four events.
 
RETURNING GREATNESS
The Bears had a record-breaking season in 2021 that saw the team post six of the top ten total team scores in program history, and tie an NCAA record on uneven bars. Kyana George, Nina Schank and Emi Watterson all elected to come back for a fifth season, meaning Cal will sport 23 of the 24 routines that competed at the NCAA Championships. The Bears return uneven bars NCAA Champion Maya Bordas as well as AAI Award Finalist and Pac-12 Champion Kyana George. Neveah DeSouza was a three-time All-American while Andi Li and Nina Schank were both All-Americans on the uneven bars. 
 
CAL PICKED SEVENTH IN PRESEASON POLL
The Bears were ranked seventh in the WCGA Preseason Coaches Poll. That is the highest Cal has ever been ranking in the preseason poll after being ranked eighth in both 2019 and 2021. The Bears finished the 2021 season with a NQS of No. 5, and were ranked inside the top 10 in all four events. Including, the nation's best team on bars.
 
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Tickets to all California home meets are available for purchase online at CalBears.com. Admission to the meet is also still available for purchase at the ticket window on Spieker Plaza beginning 90 minutes prior to the start of each home meet.

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