Beavers Finish Second at Stanford, Score 196.600
Feb. 15, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. – The 10th-ranked Oregon State gymnastics team traveled to No. 4 Stanford for a triangular meet with UC Davis Sunday afternoon. The Beavers posted one of their highest scores of the season (196.600) and scored 49-points on all four events for the third time this season in taking second at Maples Pavilion. Mandi Rodriguez and Jami Lanz enjoyed a stellar night in the all-around, with Rodriguez just missing her career-high (39.475) and Lanz tying a season-high (39.375).
Beginning the night on the bars, D’Anna Piro got the Beavers started with a 9.775 tying the highest bars lead-off of the season. Freshman Leslie Mak scored a 9.9 for the third straight week to lead the Beavers and Jen Kesler added a 9.8.
Moving to the balance beam the Beavers trailed by .100. Brooke Barclay led off for the Orange and Black with a season-high 9.8. Mandi Rodriguez and Laura-Ann Chong followed with career-tying scores of 9.85 and 9.875 to set up senior Jami Lanz, who finished the rotation for the Beavers with a 9.9. OSU finished with a team score of 49.200 in the rotation.
On the floor exercise, Stephanie McGregor started OSU with a 9.775 followed by strong performances by Kera Bolen (9.825) and Jereme Bigelow (9.8). Lanz and Rodriguez followed providing the biggest floor scores of the night with a 9.9 and 9.925 respectively.
Closing out the meet on the vault, Oregon State went six-for-six with Whitney Watson scoring 9.8 and Lanz 9.825. Becky Colvin set a career-high with a 9.85 and Rodriguez closed out the meet with a score of 9.925.
Oregon State returns to the road next weekend when it travels to Washington to compete in a quadrangular meet Saturday, Feb. 21. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Bank of America Arena.
Team Scores: No. 4 Stanford 197.025; No. 10 Oregon State 196.600; UC Davis 191.550.
Vault: 1. Mandi Rodriguez (OSU) 9.925; T2. Becky Colvin (OSU), Blair Ryland (STAN), Shelley Alexander (STAN) 9.850. Other OSU Scores: Jami Lanz 9.825; Whitney Watson 9.800; Stephanie McGregor 9.775; Brooke Barclay 9.750 (Exhibition – Johnnie Rae Schmelzer 9.700).
Uneven Bars: T1. Carly Janiga (STAN), Nicole Ourada (STAN) 9.925; T3. Leslie Mak (OSU), Allyse Ishino (STAN) 9.900. Other OSU Scores: Mandi Rodriguez 9.775; D’Anna Piro 9.775; Jami Lanz 9.750; Laura-Ann Chong 9.525 (Exhibition – Kera Bolen 9.125).
Balance Beam: 1. Carly Janiga (STAN) 9.950; 2. Nicole Ourada (STAN) 9.925; 3. Jami Lanz (OSU) 9.900. Other OSU Scores: Laura-Ann Chong 9.875; Mandi Rodriguez 9.850; Brooke Barclay 9.800; Jen Kesler 9.775; Leslie Mak 9.400 (Exhibition – Johnnie Rae Schmelzer 9.125).
Floor: 1. Mandi Rodriguez (OSU) 9.925; 2. Jami Lanz (OSU) 9.900; T3. Kelly Fee (STAN), Nicole Pechanec (STAN) 9.875. Other OSU Scores: Kera Bolen 9.825; Jereme Bigelow 9.800; Stephanie McGregor 9.775; Leslie Mak 9.675 (Exhibition – Johnnie Rae Schmelzer 9.700).