UCLA Drops Dual Meet at Washington

Jan. 27, 2012

Complete Results

The top-ranked UCLA gymnastics team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday night, falling to 22nd-ranked Washington in Seattle, 195.350-194.600. Troubles on uneven bars in the first rotation and balance beam in the final rotation proved costly for the Bruins (3-1, 2-1 in the Pac-12).

UCLA had event winners on every event, with Vanessa Zamarripa winning vault (9.925), Samantha Peszek tying for first on uneven bars and winning balance beam with scores of 9.85, and Alyssa Pritchett and Olivia Courtney tying for first on floor exercise.

UCLA had to play catch-up from the start after posting just 48.175 on uneven bars. The Bruins had just one fall but had to count two routines that had major deductions for extra swing. Peszek led UCLA, tying for meet-high honors with a 9.85. Courtney added a 9.775, and Zamarripa scored 9.75. Washington (2-2, 1-1) took the lead with a 48.725 on vault.

The Bruins made up some ground on vault in rotation two with a 49.05 while Washington totaled 48.925 on bars. Zamarripa led all gymnasts with a 9.925. Kaelie Baer and Courtney added 9.825s, and Lichelle Wong, competing on vault for the first time this season, earned a 9.775.

UCLA nearly caught up in the third rotation while competing on floor exercise, posting a 49.125 thanks to four scores of 9.8 or better. After a 9.725 leadoff score from Tauny Frattone, Monique De La Torre earned a 9.8 on her first floor routine of the year. Wong tied her season-best with a 9.85, and Pritchett set a new career-high with a 9.875, a score that was matched by Courtney. The Huskies scored 48.775 on beam to retain the slimmest of leads, 146.425-146.400.

With Washington posting 48.925 on floor exercise in the final rotation, the Bruins were unable to match the scores after suffering two falls, scoring just 48.2. Peszek again led the way with a 9.85, and Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs and Zamarripa added 9.825s. Washington's Ruby Engreitz won the all-around with a score of 39.325. Wong, who was competing in the all-around for the first time in her career, was UCLA's top finisher at third with a 38.575.

The Bruins return home for a Sunday, Feb. 5 meet at 12:30pm against Stanford at the John Wooden Center.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
vs. Meet the Bruins
Los Angeles, CA
-, -
Sunday, Jan 10
vs. Alabama
Los Angeles, CA
W, 196.550 - 196.300
Friday, Jan 15
at Florida
Gainesville, FL
L, 196.925 - 197.675
Saturday, Jan 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 196.800 - 196.475
Monday, Feb 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 195.175 - 196.375
Saturday, Feb 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 1:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Georgia and Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Apr 02 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Friday, Apr 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Fort Worth, TX