Women's Gymnastics Wins Over Southeast Missouri State

Junior Alyson Cacciatore earned another all-around crown on Saturday night.
Junior Alyson Cacciatore earned another all-around crown on Saturday night.

Feb. 7, 2004

Chicago, Ill.- Led by Alyson Cacciatore's second consecutive all-around win, the University of Illinois at Chicago women's gymnastics team put their first win of 2004 in the books on Saturday night by downing Southeast Missouri State, 194.325-191.700, at the UIC Physical Education Building.

UIC (1-8) looked superb the whole way through against the Otahkians (5-2), taking three of four events on the night and never relinquishing the lead.

Cacciatore placed in the top three in three of four events, including a a share of first on the vault with a score of 9.825. The junior from Glenview, Ill., also placed second on the uneven bars (9.775), third on the floor exercise (9.825), and sixth on the balance beam (9.675).

Cacciatore finished with a total tally of 39.100 for the all-around crown, her second straight. She also earned the title last week against Arizona with a score of 39.325.

UIC was also paced by Veronique Meunier, who posted a personal-best on the floor exercise with a 9.875 to take first in the event. Meunier also tied with Cacciatore on the vault (9.825) and placed third behind Cacciatore on the uneven bars (9.750).

Jackie Jaworowicz chipped in with a 9.800 on the balance beam, tying with SEMO's Ashley Godwin for first. Jessie Jaworowicz, Jackie's sister, placed third on the beam with a personal-best 9.725 on the apparatus.

In the all-around Jackie Jaworowicz placed fourth with a 38.500, while Jennifer O'Neil took sixth with a 38.125.

Godwin paced the Otahks with a second-place finish on the all-around. Katie Bloom pitched in a win on the uneven bars, taking first with a 9.800.



Other notable performances for the Flames included O'Neil's third-place rank on the vault (9.750), followed by a tie for fourth on vault between Megan Fey and Jackie Jaworowicz at a score of 9.700, giving UIC a sweep of the Top Five in the event.

Stacey Magiera also got in on the action, tying Jessie Jaworowicz and Tara Boldt for third on the beam at 9.725.

Regine Charron and O'Neil tied Cacciatore for third on the floor with 9.825 tallies.

The meet closed with Jackie Jaworowicz's spectacular second-place floor routine, netting her a 9.850.

The Flames were able to capture the vault (48.800), the uneven bars (48.300) and the floor (49.200) while barely dropping the beam event to SEMO, 48.400-48.025.

UIC wraps up a three-meet homestand next Saturday, February 14th with a Valentine's Day battle against Ball State at the UIC PEB beginning at 2 p.m.