Feb. 8, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. - Makayla Stambaugh won the all-around with a score of 39.425 and the Beavers gave head coach Tanya Chaplin her 300th win at Oregon State with a 196.300-195.450 victory at Arizona State Friday evening. The Beavers, who completed a month-long series of four straight road trips, surpassed the 196-point mark for the third week in a row.
"It is an honor to have the privilege to have worked with such wonderful teams," Chaplin said. "You can't win this often without the faith and support of the administration and all of the hard work from the athletes."
The win makes Chaplin 300-180-2 in her career at Oregon State. Chaplin has led the Beavers to at least 20 wins in nine of her 15-plus seasons, including eight in a row. Chaplin has led Oregon State to the NCAA Championships 10 times and has picked up a pair of NCAA regional championships and a Pac-10 title along the way. Her first wins came over California and Cal State Fullerton in a three-team meet at Berkeley on Jan. 16, 1998.
Chaplin is now one of two OSU coaches to win at least 300 in their time with the Beavers. Jim Turpin won 317 times from 1986-97,
"Tonight's performance was another step in the right direction," Chaplin said. "I'm very proud of their fight and their focus this evening. We're really excited to get back to the gym and work on the details to be ready to host UCLA at home next Saturday."
Oregon State record improved to 7-5, while Arizona State falls to 2-4.
OSU "hit" all six routines and all six scored 9.80 or better in the opening rotation with Stambaugh leading the charge with a career-best 9.950. Hannah Casey tied her personal-best of 9.825 and was matched by Erika Aufiero, Stephanie McGregor and Brittany Harris. The Beavers took a first rotation lead of 49.250-48.825.
In the second rotation, the Beavers continued to surge with six more "hits." Stambaugh tied her career-best of 9.875 to win her second event title of the night. Kelsi Blalock tied for second at 9.85 while Harris and Chelsea Tang added matching scores of 9.825, a career-best for Tang.
At the midway point Oregon State held the lead at 98.375-97.675 moving to the floor exercise. Cerise Witherby led off by tying her career-best for the second time in three weeks scoring 9.775. Melanie Jones' routine scored 9.85 to tie for the event title. Stambaugh added a 9.825 to tie for third.
Carrying a comfortable 147.250-146.375 lead entering the final stanza the Beavers finished strong "hitting" five more routines and scoring 49.050 as a beam team. Blalock, Harris and Katelyn Ohlrich each tallied matching scores of 9.80 and Tang notched the first individual event title of her career with a career-best 9.875.
The Beavers' return to compete at Gill Coliseum for the first time in more than a month when they host UCLA next Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS, online at www.BeaverTickets.com or in person at the OSU Ticket Office inside Gill Coliseum. The OSU vs. UCLA meet will also air live on the Pac-12 Networks.
NOTES: Freshman Nicole Turner scored 9.65 on the floor exercise despite an out of bounds deduction performing in the competitive lineup for the first time in her collegiate career.
Team Scores: No. 12 Oregon State 196.300; No. 26 Arizona State 195.450.
Vault (49.125): 1. Makayla Stambaugh (OSU) 9.875; T2. Kelsi Blalock (OSU), Erin Hamister (ASU), Carissa Kraus (ASU), Natasha Sundby (ASU) 9.850. Other OSU Scores: Chelsea Tang 9.825; Brittany Harris 9.825; Melanie Jones 9.750; Stephanie McGregor 9.675 (Exhibition - Taylor Keeker 9.700).
Uneven Bars (49.250): 1. Makayla Stambaugh (OSU) 9.950; T2. Erika Aufiero (OSU), Hannah Casey (OSU), Brittany Harris (OSU), Stephanie McGregor (OSU), Kahoku Palafox (ASU) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Chelsea Tang 9.800.
Balance Beam (49.050): 1. Chelsea Tang (OSU) 9.875; 2. Stephanie Miceli (ASU) 9.825; T3. Kelsi Blalock (OSU), Brittany Harris (OSU), Katelyn Ohlrich (OSU), Brianna Gades (ASU) 9.800. Other OSU Scores: Makayla Stambaugh 9.775; Melanie Jones 9.200 (Exhibition - Cerise Witherby 9.725).
Floor Exercise (48.875): T1. Melanie Jones (OSU), Brianna Gades (ASU) 9.850; T3. Makayla Stambaugh (OSU), Stephanie Miceli (ASU), Natasha Sundby (ASU) 9.825. Other OSU Scores: Kelsi Blalock 9.750; Cerise Witherby 9.775; Brittany Harris 9.675; Nicole Turner 9.650 (Exhibition - Kailie Ponto 8.800).