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