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Beavers Drop Road Matchup at No. 11 Cal, Carey Wins Third All-Around Title

Jan 29, 2022

BERKELEY, Calif. – In its first road matchup of the season, No. 14 Oregon State gymnastics finished with a 196.575 at No. 11 California after scoring its highest bar score of 49.200 since the 2019 season on Saturday afternoon.

The Beavers took the early lead after the first rotation by a score of 49.200-49.175 and turned it on with a season-high 49.350 on vault in the second event. However, a dominate Bear performance of 49.475 on bars pushed Cal in front as the home team finished the day at 197.350 to win the Pac-12 matchup. The loss drops the Beavers' record to 4-1 overall and 1-1 during Pac-12 competition.

In just her third collegiate meet, Jade Carey posted a 9.925 or higher in all four events to claim the all-around title with a 39.775. She finished the day with 9.95s on vault, bars and floor to go along with a 9.925 beam score. The Olympic gold medalist has now won 15 individual event titles in her early Beaver career.

On bars, Colette Yamaoka got things started with a season-high 9.725 while Carley Beeman recorded a career-high 9.75 in the second spot. Senior Madi Dagen collected a season-high 9.775 while Kayla Bird (9.85) and Phoebe Jakubczyk (9.875) tied or bested career-highs. Rounding out the scores was Carey with her second 9.95 of the season.  

Carey (9.95), Dagen (9.925) and Kaitlyn Yanish (9.875) rounded out the top-three overall spots on vault in the second rotation while freshman Lauren Letzsch posted a career-high 9.80 in the third spot.

Oregon State suffered its lowest scores of the season in the latter half of the meet, beginning on floor with 49.200. Carey registered a 9.95 while Dagen followed begin with a season-high 9.875 to finish fifth overall and second for the Orange & Black.

Through three rotations the Beavers trailed by just .175 going into beam, which happened to be one of their best events of the season. Jakubczyk performed a beautiful set to start the event with a personal-best 9.800 while Jenna Domingo posted her third 9.9 of the season in the third spot. Carey earned a 9.925, her lowest score on the apparatus this season, in the anchor to snatch the title. OSU finished the final event scoring a season-low 48.800
Oregon State returns home for a two-meet homestand, beginning with No. 16 Arizona State on Feb. 5 for its annual "Dam Cancer" meet and will be aired on the Pac-12 Network.

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