Wildcats Keep Women's Gymnastics Winless|
Jan. 31, 2004
Chicago, Ill.- Thanks to some trouble on the balance beam and a tough Arizona squad that made outstanding hits from the start, the UIC women's gymnastics team remained winless after falling to the Wildcats, 196.525-194.450, at the UIC Physical Education Building on Saturday evening.
The Flames (0-8) could not keep up with the Gymcats (5-1), who jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
UIC was paced by junior Alyson Cacciatore, who put on a dazzling all-around display. Cacciatore finished first overall on the vault and placed in the Top Five on both the uneven bars and the balance beam to capture her first all-around title of the season, posting a total tally of 39.325.
But after a strong opening performance on vault and a decent uneven bars show, the Flames dug a deep hole for themselves with a rough showing on the beam. UIC could only muster a 47.925 on the apparatus as three of their competitors finished at the bottom of the beam rankings.
The Flames had an 8.6 and an 8.8 on the beam, while Arizona's lowest score in the event was a 9.725.
Artizona, ranked No. 15 in the nation, looked untouchable for most of the contest. The Wildcats, who won every event, were led by Monica Bisordi's astounding uneven bars performance, Aubrey Taylor's win on the beam and Katie Johnson's fabulous floor exercise.
Junior Jackie Jaworowicz scored personal bests on the vault (9.675) and the all-around (39.000), while newcomer Rachael Zelinski posted career-highs on the beam (9.775) and the floor exercise (9.775).
UIC also received a strong floor performance by Veronique Meunier, who took second in the event with a 9.850.
UIC will stay home for their next meet, a Midwest Independent Conference showdown with Southeast Missouri State on Saturday, February 7th starting at 7 p.m. at the UIC PEB.
VT UB BB FX TOTAL 1. Arizona 49.050 49.075 49.325 49.075 196.525
2. UIC 48.850 48.725 47.925 48.950 194.450
Top Three Rankings
1. Alyson Cacciatore (UIC)- 9.900
(T) 2. Andi McCabe (Arizona)- 9.850
(T) 2. Abby Pearson (Arizona)- 9.850
1. Monica Bisordi (Arizona)- 9.875
(T) 2. Alyson Cacciatore (UIC)- 9.850
(T) 2. Jamie Schell (Arizona)- 9.850
1. Aubrey Taylor (Arizona)- 9.925
2. Katie Johnson (Arizona)- 9.900
(T) 3. Jackie Jaworowicz (UIC)- 9.850
(T) 3. Jamie Duce (Arizona)- 9.850
1. Katie Johnson (Arizona)- 9.900
2. Veronique Meunier (UIC)- 9.850
(T) 3. Jackie Jaworowicz (UIC)- 9.825
(T) 3. Jessamyn Salter (Arizona)- 9.825
1. Alyson Cacciatore (UIC)- 39.325
2. Jamie Schell (Arizona)- 39.250
3. Jackie Jaworowicz (UIC)- 39.000
4. Veronique Meunier (UIC)- 38.275