March 15, 2014
BERKELEY, Calif. - Sophomore Stephanie Stamates tied a career best of 9.900 to share the meet title on floor exercise, senior Anna Shumaker broke the 39-point barrier in the all-around for a fifth straight week, and the uneven bars squad eclipsed the 49-point plateau for just the fifth time in school history, helping UC Davis compile an overall total of 194.950 in a women's collegiate gymnastics dual meet at Haas Pavilion Saturday night.
The Aggies' meet total is tied for seventh in the school record book, and tied for second-best among all-time road scores. Only the 195.175 at Seattle Pacific nearly a month ago rates higher among meets outside the Pavilion.
Host Cal won the meet with a 195.675, thanks to a 49.275 on floor in the final rotation.
Shumaker scored a 39.250 in the all-around, entering the final rotation needing a 9.800 on beam to match Katie Yamamura's program benchmark of 39.325. She finished up a 9.725 on that apparatus. Her total in Saturday's meet gives her the No. 4 score in program annals, just shy of her own personal best of 39.275 set at home against Seattle Pacific on February 28 this year.
UC Davis surged to a strong start with a 49.025 on uneven bars, fourth all-time. Shumaker, junior Lisa Wiktorski and sophomore Dani Judal each scored 9.850 to take part in a three-way tie for second. That mark ties Shumaker's career high, set twice this season. Junior Kala DeFrancesco added a 9.800.
A 48.750 on vault in the second rotation gave the Aggies a slim 97.775-97.750 lead in the team standings. DeFrancesco crushed her previous PR with a 9.850 -- good for a tie for second in the meet -- while Shumaker provided a 9.825.
Stamates scored her 9.900 on floor in the fifth spot of the floor lineup then Shumaker anchored the event with a 9.850. UC Davis scored 48.850 in that third rotation, padding its overall lead by another two-tenths. Sophomore Jamie Yamashita added a 9.750.
Cal took over the team race in the fourth rotation. Serena Leong matched Stamates' winning mark of 9.900 on floor while Jessica Howe and Alicia Asturias hit matching 9.850s. The Aggies did not count a fall on beam but slipped to a 48.325, their lowest since the third meet of the year. Junior Tiana Montell led UC Davis with a 9.750, good for a tie for second place in the individual standings.
The meet ran concurrently with the Cal men's gymnastics win over Washington, 428.550 to 380.200.
Saturday's meet at Cal wraps up the dual portion of the schedule for the Aggies, who host the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at the Pavilion on Saturday, Mar. 22. Tickets are available at tickets.ucdavis.edu.
TEAM SCORES - 1. California, 195.675; 2. UC Davis, 194.950.
VAULT - 1. Serena Leong, California, 9.875; 2 (tie). Dallas Crawford, California; Kala DeFrancesco, UC Davis, 9.850.
BALANCE BEAM - 1. Jessica Howe, California, 9.850; 2 (tie) Charlie Owens, California; Tiana Montell, UC Davis, 9.750.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1 (tie). Serena Leong, California; Stephanie Stamates, UC Davis, 9.900; 3 (tie). Alicia Asturias, California; Jessica Howe, California; Crystal Paz, California; Anna Shumaker, UC Davis, 9.850.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Jessica Howe, California, 39.350; 2. Anna Shumaker, UC Davis, 39.250; 3. Alicia Asturias, California, 38.750.