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Beavers Score Fourth 197+ this Season, Coming Up Short at No. 4 Utah

Feb 18, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  - No. 13-ranked Oregon State gymnastics suffered its second loss of the season Friday night, falling to No. 4-ranked Utah Utes 198.00-197.150 inside Jon M. Huntsman Center. It was the first time since the 2017 season that the Beavers scored its fourth 197 in a single season.

Oregon State began the dual meet with a 49.000 opening routine on bars. Senior Colette Yamaoka posted a 9.775 followed by Carley Beeman's 9.80. Senior Madi Dagen started her stellar night with a 9.825 routine but not before a fall from Kayla Bird slowed the momentum down. Jade Carey limited the damage to the rotation as the Olympic gold medalist posted a 9.95 to earn a share of the event title.

Trailing 49.225-49.000, Lauren Letzsch tied a career-high 9.825 while Sydney Gonzales followed with another 9.825 to get vault started. After Yanish's 9.80, Dagen proved to be a force in the lineup with a 9.90 to finish third overall on the apparatus. Freshman Karlie Chavez notched a 9.775 in the fifth spot while Carey ended the rotation with a beautiful 9.975, winning her second event title of the night.

The Beavers still found themselves trailing at the halfway point, but used a strong surge on floor in the third rotation. Oregon State posted its highest floor routine on the road this season in part to Carey's 9.925 and Dagen's 9.90. Gonzales and Bird started the event with back-to-back 9.85s while Letzsch collected a 9.875 in the third spot. Before Carey's event title routine, Yanish added a 9.850.

The fourth and final rotation proved to be the Beaver's best event of the night. Looking to drop the first score, OSU went on to hit the next five to end with its highest beam score this season of 49.400. In the second spot, Letzsch tied a career-high 9.85 just before Gonzales tied a career-best with a 9.90. Dagen scored her second consecutive 9.9 on the event with a career-high 9.95, tying for second overall on the event behind Utah's Cristal Isa's Perfect 10. Carey anchored the team for the fourth time of the night with a 9.85.

Carey took home her sixth consecutive all-around with a 39.700 and has now scored 9.9s in 22 of 24 routines this season. Dagen broke her previous all-around score with a 39.575 and finished third behind Carey and Grace McCallum (39.625).

UP NEXT
Oregon State returns home for its final meet inside Gill this season, hosting No. 18 Stanford for Senior Day on Friday, Feb. 25. The Beavers and Cardinal are set to square off at 7:30 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network. After the conclusion, OSU will honor its three seniors in Alexa McClungColette Yamaoka, and Kaitlyn Yanish.

Season and single meet tickets for the 2022 Oregon State gymnastics season are available for purchase via BeaverTickets.com and 1-800-GO-BEAVS.

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