Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Jan. 20 at Stanford
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 20, 2008
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Palo Alto , Calif.-The Arizona gymnastics team had its first road meet this weekend, facing fifth-ranked Stanford.??At a very close margin, the Wildcats fell to the Cardinal with a score of 194.6-194.125.??The Cats are now 2-1 and 0-1 in the Pac-10.

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?ˇ?It was a totally different environment. Usually the first road meet is more difficult but we were very solid. We had four solid events instead of just two like last week,ˇ± said head coach Bill Ryden. ˇ?It was a bit of a struggle for us but our goal was to hit routines and we were 22-for-24 with some new people in new positions.ˇ±

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The Wildcats opened their first away meet on the floor exercise, scoring a 48.475.? Senior Karin Wurm and Bree Workman lead the team with a score of 9.725, while red shirt sophomore Sarah Specht marked a solid 9.70.

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On vault, the UA gymnasts scored a 48.800 team total.? UAˇ?sWorkman took first for the second time this season, tying with Stanfordˇ?s Stephanie Gentry and Danielle Ikoma. Freshmen Colleen Fisher fell closely behind with a 9.775, and junior Alexis Green with a 9.750. Senior Rachelle Silberg and red shirt sophomore Sarah Specht marked solid scores of 9.725.

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The bars proved to be a bit more troublesome than usual for the Wildcats, but they ended up posting a respectable 48.325. Wurm turned in a high score for the Wildcats with a 9.775.

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On balance beam, the teamˇ?s final rotation of the day, UAˇ?s Danielle Hicks tied for first place with Stanfordˇ?s Allyse Ishino with a score of 9.800, a very impressive feat after recently overcoming an injury from last year.? Alexis Green chipped in a 9.775, while Briana Bergeson notched a solid 9.725.

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UAˇ?s Greene won the All-Around for the second time this year with a score of 38.875.

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ˇ?We were using this meet as a learning tool and we really got out of it what we wanted to,ˇ± said Ryden.

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The teamˇ?s next meet will be on the road again, taking place on Jan. 25 at Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., at 7 p.m.

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Team Results

Rotation I-Vault

UA ?C 48.800

Stanford ?C?48.925

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Rotation II-Bars

UA ?C48.325 Running Score-97.125

Stanford ?C 48.925 Running Score?97.850

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Rotation III-Beam

UA ?C 48.525 Running Score 145.650

Stanford ?C 48.400 Running Score 146.250

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Rotation IV-Floor

UA?C 48.475 Running Score 194.125

Stanford ?C 48.3 50 Running Score 194.60

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