In an exciting matchup at the Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon, the number 12 Oregon State Beavers edged out the 15th-ranked Cal Golden Bears, 196.950-196.150.
A stellar opening rotation for both the Beavers and the Bears put the home team in second place by a mere .075. The Golden Bears, who totaled a 49.200 on bars, did not count any score lower than 9.800, allowing the team to take an early lead. For the Beavers, having to count a 9.750 from Lacy Dagen towards their 49.125 total on vault lead them to trail Cal going into the second rotation.
In the second rotation, the Beavers absorbed the home crowd energy on bars to take the lead over the Bears. Oregon State’s rotation, in which they tallied a 49.200, was highlighted by a 9.875 from Mariana Colussi-Pelaez. This event total was enough to edge out the Cal’s 49.100 on vault to put them in second place.
The Beavers continued to soar in the third rotation when they tied their season-high beam score with a 49.350. Two 9.900s from Dagen and Maela Lazaro allowed Oregon State to maintain their lead over the Golden Bears, who totaled a disappointing 48.750 on floor in the third rotation.
Oregon State’s 49.275 in comparison to Cal’s 49.100 in the final rotation was enough for the Beavers to defeat the Golden Bears. Kaitlyn Yanish sealed the deal when she posted a huge 9.950 on floor to close the meet for Oregon State as they secured their first home win of the season.Tags: Cal, Cal Golden Bears, Kaitlyn Yanish, Lacy Dagen, Maela Lazaro, Mariana Colussi-Pelaez, NCAA Gymnastics, Oregon State, Oregon State Beavers, Pac 12