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No. 7 Stanford Defeats No. 10 Washington, 197.400-195.475
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/30/2004

Jan. 30, 2004


STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford University women's gymnastics team defeated the University of Washington 197.400-195.475. Senior All-American Lindsay Wing turned in an amazing performance on the balance beam, recording a perfect 10.000, while fellow senior All-American Caroline Fluhrer took home top honors in the all-around with a score of 39.550. The Cardinal improve to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in Pac-10 competition, while the Huskies fall to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in conference meets.

"I think that as a team, we're right where we need to be," said Stanford Head Coach Kristen Smyth. "I think that tonight's performance showed that we are a great team, and for us to be able to come out and put two outstanding performances together in back-to-back weeks proves that."

The Cardinal started the night on the vault and jumped out to an early lead, recording a 49.100. Sophomore All-American Natalie Foley tied Washington's Tacia LaBatte for the high score with a 9.900, while senior All-American's Lise L?veill? and Fluhrer registered a 9.875 and 9.825, respectively.

The Cardinal moved to the uneven bars, where they were able to extend their lead by posting a team score of 49.475. Wing posted the top score of the night on the bars, earning a 9.950, while sophomore All-American Glyn Sweets was right behind her with a 9.925.

In the third rotation, Stanford moved to the balance beam where Wing proved why she is the reigning three-time Pac-10 champion in that event, nailing her second career perfect score on the beam. Wing is the only performer in Stanford history to have scored a perfect 10.000 on the beam and is the only Cardinal to have earned two perfect scores in any event.

"I felt like she had a perfect routine last week," said Smyth. "Lindsay is such a calming source for us. She is just a great competitor and her performance tonight was flawless."

The Cardinal moved to the floor exercise needing a strong team performance to wrap up their second consecutive win. Senior Shelly Goldberg started the Cardinal off with a 9.800, followed by Wing who scored a 9.900. Fluhrer wrapped up the all-around title with a spectacular 9.950 performance, while Foley earned a 9.875 and L?veill? capped the evening with a 9.950 of her own.

The Cardinal will travel to defending national champions UCLA on February 8th in a battle between two national powerhouses. The two teams tied last season with identical scores of 197.450.

Meet Results

Team Score
Stanford - 197.400
Washington -195.475

Vault - 1. Natalie Foley, STAN (9.900), 1. Tacia LaBatte, WASH (9.900), 3. Lise L?veill?, STAN (9.875), 3. Kelly McDonald, WASH (9.875), 3. Emily Pritchard, WASH (9.875).

Bars - 1. Lindsay Wing, STAN (9.950), 2. Glyn Sweets, STAN (9.925), 3. Emily Pritchard, WASH (9.900), 4. Natalie Foley, STAN (9.875), 4. Lise L?veill?, STAN (9.875).

Beam - 1. Lindsay Wing, STAN (10.000), 2. Caroline Fluhrer, STAN (9.925), 3. Kelly McDonald, WASH (9.900), 4. Molly Seaman, WASH (9.850), 5. Stacy Sprando, STAN (9.825), 5. Glyn Sweets, STAN (9.825).

Floor - 1. Carly Dockendorf, WASH (9.975), 2. Caroline Fluhrer, STAN (9.950), 2. Lise L?veill?, STAN (9.950), 4. Lindsay Wing, STAN (9.900), 4. Chelsea Bakken, WASH (9.900), 4. Tacia LaBatte, WASH (9.900).

All-Around - 1. Caroline Fluhrer, STAN (39.550), 2. Lindsay Wing, STAN (39.500), 3. Natalie Foley, STAN (39.425), 4. Emily Pritchard, WASH (39.350), 5. Lise L?veill?, STAN (39.125).



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