The UCLA Bruins dominated on the road in Seattle this weekend to defeat the Washington Huskies and secure their sixth consecutive win this season, 197.600-196.000.
The Bruins began the first rotation on one of their statistically weaker events, uneven bars, however, that did not stop them from posting a strong 49.375. The rotation was led by Olympic and World Champion, Madison Kocian, who is known for her prowess on bars. Kocian posted a huge 9.925. On the other hand, the home team opened with a 48.875 with a 9.825 from Geneva Thompson, a 9.800 from Madison Copiak, and three 9.750s.
Rotation two brought the Bruins to vault where Kyla Ross competed a beautiful Yurchenko one-and-a-half to score UCLA’s first perfect 10.0 on vault since 2013. This score along with Nia Dennis‘ 9.875, Felicia Hano’s 9.850, and Sekai Wright’s 9.825 allowed the Bruins to total a 49.300 on vault. Washington kept their momentum in the second rotation on bars where they scored a 48.975 with help from Monica Riley’s 9.850.
The Bruins left it all out on the floor in the third rotation where they totaled a huge 49.600. Senior Katelyn Ohashi scored her second perfect 10.0 on floor of the season and wowed her hometown crowd with her fun, viral routine. Ross also did not disappoint on floor with a strong 9.925, while both Dennis and Hano scored a 9.900. The Huskies remained consistent in the third rotation with a solid 48.950 on beam.
A 49.325 on beam in the final rotation sealed the Bruins’ sixth win as they continued their streak and remained undefeated. A low 9.125 from Dennis required her teammates to rise to challenge, however his was no challenge for Ross and Ohashi who both rose to the occasion and posted two 9.975s. An impressive 49.200 on floor from the Huskies unfortunately was not enough to defeat the Bruins.Tags: Felicia Hano, Geneva Thompson, Katelyn Ohashi, Kyla Ross, Madison Copiak, Madison Kocian, Monica Riley, NCAA Gymnastics, Nia Dennis, Pac 12, Sekai Wright, UCLA, UCLA Bruins, Washington, Washington Huskies