March 7, 2003
DAVIS, Calif. - Sophomore Nicole Doherty tied for first place on both balance beam and floor exercise, scoring career-high marks in each event, to lead UC Davis to a winning team score of 190.000 in a women's collegiate dual meet at Recreation Hall Friday. Visiting Alaska Anchorage finished second with a total of 187.250 team points.
Doherty and Aggie teammate Michelle Naito shared first place on floor with 9.775 scores, setting career bests for each. Doherty also matched her personal best of 9.800 on beam. She shared that apparatus title with teammate Lynn Schwaebe, who additionally won on vault with a career-high mark of 9.825.
Doherty was also the top all-arounder for the meet, scoring a 37.950. Freshman Arianne Furman, the only other all-arounder competing, added a 37.600 for the Aggies.
UC Davis swept the top four places on vault during the first rotation, with Vanessa Baume trailing Schwaebe with a second-place score of 9.725. Tiffany Chan placed third at 9.625 while Furman tied for fourth with a personal-high of 9.575. As a team, the Aggies posted a 48.150 on vault, tied for seventh in school annals for that event.
"Vault was good tonight. If they can do that consistently, we'll be in good shape," said UC Davis head coach Ray Goldbar. "Everyone stayed on their feet. And hopefully, Lynn keeps doing what she's doing."
The Seawolves captured the top two places on uneven bars in their first rotation. Mandi Burdick won the event with a 9.650 mark and Jesse Currie posted a second-place 9.550. UAA also enjoyed a strong beam performance to close the meet, scoring 48.150 as a collective. Mandy Kolosovsky paced the 'Wolves with a 9.700 mark while Currie and Sara Randall contributed 9.675 scores.
Currie and Burdick also had Alaska's top two floor marks, turning in marks of 9.700 and 9.650, respectively.
Baume finished third on floor with a season-high 9.750 in her third meet in the lineup. Furman and freshman Mei-Ling Clark also hit career-high scores at 9.600 and 9.575, respectively.
UC Davis concludes its three-meet homestand with a dual against UC Berkeley on March 14. The Aggies will honor five graduating seniors during that meet.
TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis 190.000; 2. Alaska Anchorage 187.250.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. Mandi Burdick, UAA, 9.650; 2. Jesse Currie, UAA, 9.550; 3. Michelle Naito, UC Davis, 9.450.