Feb. 10, 2002
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Sunday's meet between conference powers No. 7 Stanford and No. 11 UCLA lived up to its billing, however the Cardinal was unable to pick up the road victory against the Bruins in a 196.925-195.025 defeat on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,174 at Pauley Pavilion.
Stanford now sits at 4-2 overall, with a trip to Gainesville awaiting the squad later this weekend. UCLA, which set a season-high total with its 196.925, improves its mark to 6-4.
The Cardinal led after the first rotation, scoring a 48.875 on the uneven bars compared to UCLA's 48.725 on the vault. Senior Becky Meldrum (Mertztown, Pa.) paced the Cardinal with a 9.875 on the bars. The Bruins then jumped into the lead in the second rotation, scoring a season-best 49.525 on the bars to take the lead over the Cardinal, which was led on the vault by Caroline Fluhrer (Seattle, Wash.) with a 9.825 tally.
UCLA proceeded to win the following two events (balance beam and floor), outscoring the Cardinal 49.200-48.375 on the beam and 49.475-48.925 on the floor exercise. Sophomore Lindsay Wing (Cypress, Texas) finished in a second place tie on the beam with a 9.875, while Shelly Goldberg (Mequon, Wisc.) and Lise L?veill? (Burnaby, British Columbia) each earned a 9.875 for their efforts on the floor exercise to finish in fourth.
Bruin sophomore Jamie Dantzscher won the all-around with a career-high 39.725 and recorded her fourth consecutive perfect 10 on the floor exercise.
Stanford will travel to Gainesville on Friday for a meet with Illinois-Chicago, Penn State and host Florida slated to get underway at 4 p.m. PST.
UCLA 196.925, Stanford 195.025
Play-by-play commentary by Jeanette Antolin, courtesy UCLA
Rotation One Stanford - Bars (48.8) Kristin Jensen - 9.8 Lise Leveille - 9.625 Lindsay Wing - beautiful lines and nice swing on bars but over-rotated dismount and took two steps - 9.7 Caroline Fluhrer - 9.8 Becky Meldrum - 9.875 Abby Gair - nice Khorkina release move but sat down double pike dismount - 9.1
Rotation Two Stanford - Vault (48.875) Alissa Cooper - handspring front pike, low on landing - 9.6 Katy Herbert - Yurchenko layout full, little hop on the landing - 9.725 Mandy Delgado - handspring front pike with a half-twist - good height, small step on the landing - 9.8 Kendall Beck - Yurchenko layout full - tucked it, but it was a nice vault - 9.725 Caroline Fluhrer - Yurchenko layout half - leg separation but good landing - 9.825 Shelly Goldberg - Handspring front pike - one of the highest front pikes I've seen - awesome vault - 9.8
Standings after two rotations: 1. UCLA 98.25, 2. Stanford 97.725
Rotation Three Stanford - Floor (48.925) Katy Herbert - 9.675 Lindsay Wing - 9.675 (stepped out of bounds on second pass) Mandy Delgado - 9.725 Caroline Fluhrer - 9.775 Shelly Goldberg - first pass - nice double front - 9.875 Lise Leveille - 9.875
Standings after three rotations: 1. UCLA 147.45, 2. Stanford 146.65
Final Score - UCLA 196.925, Stanford 195.025