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Arizona Gymnastics Falls to No. 19 Stanford Friday
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 22, 2000
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STANFORD, Calif.-The No. 23 University of Arizona women's gymnastics team fell to the No. 19 Stanford Cardinal, 194.275-191.275, Friday night in front of a crowd of 500, in Stanford's Burnham Pavilion. Arizona dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the Pac-10, while Stanford grabbed its first conference win and upped its record to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-10.

Arizona scored a season-high team score of 48.675 on bars and a season-high 47.550 on beam. Five UA gymnasts set new career-high marks during the meet. Arizona took the top individual spots on bars and in the all-around, while Stanford swept the team events and the top individual spots in the four events.

Individually for the Wildcats, sophomore Randi Liljenquist led the Wildcat charge once again with a new career-high 38.825 in the all-around, giving her the first all-around title of her career. Liljenquist set a season-high 9.725 on bars, tied her season-high 9.800 on beam for a third-place finish, and she also took third place on floor with a 9.750. Freshman Nikki Beyschau looked impressive for a second consecutive week, scoring a career-high 9.900 on bars for a tie for first place. She also set career-high scores on beam (9.300), floor (9.700) and in the all-around (38.525).

Senior Kiernan Andrews lifted the Wildcats on beam with a new career-high 9.750 and third place in the event. Senior Gretchen Diaz scored a season-high 9.550 on vault. Junior Kara Fry set a season-high 9.775 on bars and a season-high 9.275 on beam, while fellow junior Heather Straccia scored a career-high 9.475 on vault. Sophomore Lindsay Compitello made her official collegiate debut in the meet, posting a 9.200 on beam and a 9.050 on floor.

Arizona returns to the McKale Center for a dual meet on Friday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m., when the Wildcats square off against the San Jose State Spartans.

Arizona at Stanford
January 21, 2000

Team Scores   Vault   Uneven Bars  Balance Beam  Floor   Totals
ARIZONA       47.600  48.675	   47.550	 47.450  191.275
Stanford      48.375  49.200	   48.075	 48.625  194.275

Top scorers

1. Larissa Fontaine	Stanford	9.925
2. Jen Exaltacion	Stanford	9.650
2. Kelsey Stillinger	Stanford	9.650

Uneven Bars
1. Abby Gair		Stanford	9.900
1. Nikki Beyschau	Arizona		9.900
3. Jen Exaltacion	Stanford	9.850
3. Alissa Cooper	Stanford 	9.850
3. Sarah Harding	Stanford	9.850

Balance Beam
1. Kelsey Stillinger	Stanford	9.875
2. Randi Liljenquist	Arizona		9.800
3. Kiernan Andrews	Arizona		9.750

Floor Exercise
1. Larissa Fontaine	Stanford	9.850
2. Jen Exaltacion	Stanford	9.800
3. Randi Liljenquist	Arizona		9.750

1. Randi Liljenquist	Arizona		38.825
2. Abby Gair		Stanford	38.800 
3. Jen Exaltacion	Arizona		38.650
4. Nikki Beyschau	Arizona		38.525
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