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No. 8 Stanford Falls To No. 3 Alabama
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/11/2006
Tuscaloosa, Al - The dual meet between the third-ranked Alabama women's gymnastics team and eighth-ranked Stanford came down to the last rotation and the last competitor on Friday night.

Stanford and Alabama were deadlocked going down the line through the last rotation, but the Crimson Tide used a 49.325 on Floor Exercise, punctuated by Ashley Miles' 9.975 to overtake the Cardinal, which scored a 48.850 on Beam. Alabama beat Stanford, 196.250 - 195.850 to end Stanford's six meet winning streak. Stanford fell to 12-3 overall, and 6-2 in dual meets. Alabama is 13-1 overall and 5-1 in dual meet competition.

Stanford won the Bars competition with a score of 49.125 compared to Alabama with 48.950. Sophomore Liz Tricase, ranked #1 in the nation on Bars, won the individual competition (9.875) while teammate Tabitha Yim placed second (9.850). Yim won on Beam (9.850).

Stanford will rest before the Pacific-10 Championships on March 25 at Oregon State. Stanford will host the NCAA West Regional on April 8 (6 p.m.) at Maples Pavilion.

Cardinal Catalogue
Stanford's trip to Alabama marked the team's third trip to Tuscaloosa and the first since the 2002 NCAA Championship ... When Alabama and Stanford tied for third place at the 2004 NCAA Championship held in Los Angeles, it was Stanford's highest ever national finish and it earned head coach Kristen Smyth Coach of the Year honors.

Team Scores
Final Score - Alabama 196.250, Stanford 195.850
Vault - Alabama 49.150, Stanford 49.125
Bars - Stanford 49.125, Alabama 48.950
Beam - Stanford 48.850, Alabama 48.825
Floor Exercise - Alabama 49.325, Stanford 48.750

All-Around
1. Melanie Banville, Alabama, 39.275
2. Terin Humphrey, Alabama, 39.200
3. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 39.025
3. Nicole Ourada, Stanford, 38.650

Vault
1. Ashley Miles, Alabama, 9.925
2. Tabitha Yim, Alabama, 9.900
3. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.850
3. Brittany Magee, Alabama, 9.850
Other Stanford competitors: Liz Tricase 9.825, Alex Pintchouk 9.800, Nicole Ourada 9.750, Glyn Sweets 9.675

Bars
1. Liz Tricase, Stanford, 9.875
2. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.850
2. Ashley Miles, Alabama, 9.850
2. Melanie Banville, Alabama, 9.850
2. Terin Humphrey, Alabama, 9.850
Other Stanford competitors: Kelly Fee 9.825, Glyn Sweets 9.825, Natalie Foley 9.750, Nicole Ourada 9.725

Beam
1. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.850
2. Terin Humprhey, Alabama, 9.825
3. Heather Purnell, Stanford, 9.800
3. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.800
Other Stanford competitors: Kelly Fee 9.725, Lauren Elmore 9.675, Nicole Ourada 9.325

Floor Exercise
1. Erin Rigthley, Alabama, 9.900
1. Melanie Banville, Alabama, 9.900
3. Nicole Ourada, Stanford, 9.850
Other Stanford competitors: Kelly Fee 9.800, Alex Pintchouk 9.775, Jessica Louie 9.700, Natalie Foley 9.625, Heather Purnell 9.600


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