Beavers Defeat No. 19 Stanford Concluding Home Season Undefeated
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State gymnastics secured an unbeaten home season and achieved its fourth consecutive 197 of the season and fifth during the 2022 campaign after taking down No. 19 Stanford (197.225 – 195.05) to end the home slate. The Beavers celebrated their three seniors in Alexa McClung, Colette Yamaoka and Kaitlyn Yanish following the action on Friday evening.
Oregon State began the dual meet with a 49.150 solid production on vault, which was led by Jade Carey's event title score of 9.95. Karlie Chavez started the rotation producing a 9.775 which was followed by Lauren Letzsch's 9.80. Senior Yanish concluded her vault home routine with a 9.825 in the fourth spot as the Beavers took an early 0.025 lead over the Cardinal, through the first event.
The Beavers squeaked out another 49 bar routine with a 49.075 in the second rotation. Senior Yamaoka concluded her Orange & Black home career with a career-best 9.825, leading off the event. Freshman Carley Beeman followed up, trying a personal-best 9.85 while Madi Dagen added a 9.825. Shortly after, two Beaver routines slowed the momentum down but Carey produced a meet-high 9.95 to limit the damage.
Holding onto a 0.100 lead over the Cardinal, the Beavers used a strong surge on beam after having to drop the leadoff score. Letzsch started the run with a 9.85 while Jenna Domingo added her fourth 9.9 of the season. In the fourth and fifth spot, Sydney Gonzales and Dagen both collected a 9.875. Carey anchored for Oregon State and posted another meet-high of 9.925.
With the meet seemingly in control, the fourth and final rotation proved to be the Beaver's best event of the night, scoring a 49.575. Gonzales opened the event, tying a career-best 9.85 while Kayla Bird produced a beautiful 9.875 routine. After Letzsch added a 9.825, Dagen concluded her all-around (39.400) with a 9.90 on the floor. Yanish wrapped up her Beaver home career, getting the Beaver Nation roaring with a 9.95 to take second overall. The floor was Carey's to grab once again, as the reigning Olympic gold medalist on floor snatched her second Perfect 10 on the event and third donning the Orange & Black leo.
Carey took her seventh consecutive all-around title, tying her career-best 39.825 and claiming on five individual titles. The Phoenix, Ariz. native now holds 32 individual titles in her early Beaver career.
Oregon State will be back in action next Friday, March 4 with a showdown at Arizona. The Beavers and Wildcats will compete at 5 p.m. PT in Tucson, Ariz. The meet will be streamed via Arizona's live stream.
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