Carey's Perfect 10 Helps No. 13 Oregon State Post Season-High in Victory Over ASU
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The thirteenth-ranked Oregon State gymnastics team came away with a 197.375-196.550 thrilling win over No. 21 Arizona State on Saturday in its annual "Dam Cancer" meet. Powered by a season-high on vault to begin the meet, the Beavers scored their highest score of the 2022 campaign to take their second Pac-12 victory of the season in front of Beaver Nation.
"I was just really proud of the fight we had tonight," commented head coach Tanya Chaplin. "They came out and trusted themselves and their abilities which led to so many great things. Our upgrades and vault sticks are the things that we put together which will help us continue to climb the rankings."
Freshman Jade Carey captured her fourth consecutive all-around title, scoring a 39.825 breaking her old Oregon State record that she set back on Jan. 23 against UCLA. The score also tied for the nation's best so far this season. Senior Madi Dagen broke her career-best all-around with a 39.550 on the night.
After tonight's five, Carey now holds 20 individual titles this season.
Oregon State began the night on a high note as the vault set posted a season-best 49.350. Lauren Letzsch set the tone early, tying a career-high 9.80 in the leadoff spot, while Sydney Gonzales added a 9.850 and Kaitlyn Yanish followed with a 9.875. Continuing her vault 9.9-club, Dagen dropped a 9.90 in the fourth spot. Karlie Chavez continued the hot Beaver start with a career-best 9.80 while Carey posted a 9.925 in the anchor spot to ensure the event title.
Scoring a season-high at home in the second rotation, the Beaver bar team posted a 49.275. Colette Yamaoka started the group with a 9.775 while Carley Beeman broke out a career-best 9.850. Smashing a career-high 9.90 was Dagen in the next position while Kayla Bird delivered a 9.750. Carey swung through a routine seamlessly and went on to earn Oregon State's first Perfect 10 on bars this season and the first since Kaytianna McMillan did so in 2017.
Jade's bar routine was perfect ??
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With the meet in OSU's control leading 98.626-98.425 through the halfway mark, the Beavers broke out a 49.250 beam rotation. Phoebe Jakubczyk started with a 9.775 while Letzsch posted a career-best 9.850 to follow in the second spot. Jenna Domingo snapped her three-meet 9.9 or higher streak with a 9.750 just before Dagen tied a career-best 9.925. Carey anchored once again with her second consecutive 9.925 on the apparatus to take home the event.
The Orange & Black maintained the lead and sealed the victory with a season-best 49.500 on the floor. Carey (9.975– tied career-best), Dagen (9.925 – tied career-best) and Kaitlyn Yanish (9.90) finished top-three for the night, guiding OSU in front of its home crowd.
No. 13 Oregon State remains home and continues Pac-12 competition next Sunday, Feb. 13 hosting Washington. The Beavers and Huskies will compete at 12 p.m. in the "Dam Change" meet.
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