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No. 11 Arizona Gymnastics Upset at Arizona State
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 27, 2004
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Feb. 27, 2004

Tempe, Ariz. (Feb. 27) - The No. 11 University of Arizona women's gymnastics team (7-4-1, 2-3-1) dropped its Pac-10 road meet at Arizona State (7-4, 3-3), 196.225-197.700, Friday night before a crowd of 1151 in Wells Fargo Arena. Arizona was able to post a score of 196 or better for a school-record sixth consecutive meet.

Arizona took home the team-beam title, posting a 49.250 in the event, the fifth-best mark in school history. Arizona also scored 49.375 on floor, the 10th-best mark in school history, and managed a 48.775 on bars and a season-low 48.825 on vault. Arizona State's 197.700 is the fifth-best mark in school history.

Individually for Arizona, junior Jamie Duce earned the Wildcats' only individual-event title, tying for first place on bars with a career-high 9.925. Junior Monica Bisordi placed fourth on vault (9.900), bars (9.900), and floor (9.950), and finished fifth on beam (9.850).

Senior Andi McCabe placed third on vault (9.950) and second on beam with a career-high 9.900. Senior Sheehan Lemley shared second-place honors with McCabe on beam with a career-high 9.900, and junior Katie Johnson finished third on floor (9.975). Sophomore Abby Pearson placed fourth on vault (9.900).

Arizona surrendered an early lead to Arizona State, after the Sun Devils posted a school-record 49.650 on vault to open the meet, to the Wildcats' 48.775 on bars. In the second rotation, Arizona was unable to keep pace with Arizona State's 49.500 on bars, managing a season-low 48.825 on vault. The Wildcats trailed the Sun Devils, 97.600-99.150, at the middle mark.

Arizona cut into the Sun Devils' lead in the third rotation, posting a 49.375 on floor to Arizona State's 48.725 on beam, and trailed, 146.975-147.875, heading into the final rotation. Arizona State pulled away in the final rotation, posting a school-record 49.825 on floor, while Arizona managed a 49.250 on beam.

The Arizona State Sun Devils combined for two school records (vault and floor), four perfect 10s, and 17 individual scores that either tied or set career-highs. Arizona State entered Friday's meet owning a RQS team average of 195.115, and averaged 48.715 on vault and 48.860 on floor.

Arizona will remain on the road and travels to Gainesville, Fla., to take on the Florida Gators on Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m. (EST).

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