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
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
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.
VAULT - 1. Lynn Schwaebe, UC Davis, 9.825; 2. Vanessa Baume, UC
Davis, 9.725; 3. Tiffany Chan, UC Davis, 9.625.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. Mandi Burdick, UAA, 9.650; 2. Jesse Currie, UAA,
9.550; 3. Michelle Naito, UC Davis, 9.450.
BALANCE BEAM - 1 (tie). Nicole Doherty, UC Davis; Lynn Schwaebe,
UC Davis, 9.800; 3. Mandy Kolosovsky, UAA, 9.700.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1(tie). Nicole Doherty, UC Davis; Michelle Naito,
UC Davis, 9.775; 3. Vanessa Baume, UC Davis, 9.750.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Nicole Doherty, UC Davis, 37.950; 2. Arianne Furman,
UC Davis, 37.600.