Feb. 2, 2003
DAVIS, Calif. --- Senior Flora Bare posted a season-high 38.950 in the individual all-around and sophomore Nicole Doherty had career-best marks on balance beam and floor exercise, but Sacramento State relied on a strong start on vault and uneven bars to capture a 192.325-191.325 win over UC Davis in a women's collegiate gymnastics dual meet at Recreation Hall Sunday.
Bare's mark was high enough to win the individual all-around, edging Hornet Kimiye Narasaki at 38.900. Bare placed second on uneven bars (9.775), third on balance beam (9.750) then shared first place on floor with teammate Tiffany Chan at 9..850.
Narasaki was a double winner for CSUS, scoring 9.825 on vault and a 9.775 on beam. Teammate Jenny Diamond shared first place on beam with Narasaki, and added scores of 9.775 on floor and 9.700 on vault.
"Overall we had some decent scores. Anything over 191 is a good score or us. Getting close to a 48 on vault was good, too," said UC Davis head coach Ray Goldbar. "I thought we would be more solid being at home, but we had some inconsistencies on bars."
Lynn Schwaebe won on bars with a season-high 9.825, but her Aggie squad counted a pair of falls in that event to score a 46.825 in the second rotation. However, UC Davis responded with a 47.950 on beam, highlighted by a 9.600 by Heidi Bortfeld in the leadoff spot, a 9.475 by Arianne Furman at the No. 2 position and a 9.700 by Doherty in the third spot - all career highs.
"Nicole has been a really good competitor," said Goldbar. "I think we've picked the right skills for her. She has been able to do clean routines consistently."
Both teams enjoyed their highest team scores on floor as CSUS recorded a 48.550 and UC Davis compiled a 48.750 for the meet. For the Aggies, Doherty and Kelsie Kear each put up career-best 9.675 scores. The Hornets had a strong finish on floor exercise as Narasaki, Trista Condren and Diamond went 9.775, 9.750 and 9.775, respectively.
The Aggies head to the Bay Area for meets at San Jose State and UC Berkeley. The Hornets are idle until February 16, when they host the Spartans.
WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS: SACRAMENTO STATE 192.325, UC DAVIS 191.325.
TEAM SCORES - 1. Sacramento State, 192.325; 2. UC Davis, 191.325.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Flora Bare, UC Davis, 38.950; 2. Kimiye Narasaki, CSUS, 38.900; 3. Jessica Hoffman, CSUS, 38.050.
VAULT - 1. Kimiye Narasaki, CSUS, 9.825; 2. Jenny Diamond, CSUS, 9.700; 3 (tie). Vanessa Baume, UC Davis; Trista Condren, CSUS; Jessica Hoffman, CSUS, 9.650.
BALANCE BEAM - 1 (tie). Jenny Diamond, CSUS; Kimiye Narasaki, CSUS, 9.775; 3. Flora Bare, UC Davis, 9.750.