The California Golden Bears are triumphant down at The Farm tonight. The Bears scored 196.700 on the night. The young Stanford squad scored 196.425. The only event where the Cardinal outscored the Bears was the floor (thanks to Stanford’s Elisabeth Price getting a perfect 10).
It was another steady, all-around solid performances for the Cal Bears. Freshman Kyana George led the way for the Bears by scoring 9.85 in all 4 events. Toni-Ann Williams rested during the floor events this week.
Including the season opening win of the NorCal Classics also at the same venue. Maple Pavilion is Bear Territory!
Cal Women’s Gymnastics (5-4, 1-3 in Pac-12) at Stanford (6-7, 0-3 in Pac-12)
Where: Maples Pavilion (Stanford, CA)
When: 7:30 PM PT
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Golden Bears beat host Stanford, amongst others in the season opening NorCal Classics. Bears are also coming off a season high 197.225 outing where they hit on 24 out of 24 routines (despite the meet resulting in a close loss to No.4 UCLA). It was only the program’s 4th team score above 197.0 but right where the Bears want to be every week. Now, the Bears just need to find that consistency as well as making fine adjustments to steadily improve until the NCAA championships (and its smaller field of just 8 in 2018).
Thanks to that score, the Bears now have the 23rd best score in the country.
All scores are in for Week 6 of 2018 Women's NCAA Gymnastics. This week @uclagymnastics joins @OU_WGymnastics and @UtahGymnastics in the top three. Full results at https://t.co/QeQh5lG1OK pic.twitter.com/oGzyiL8B10— RoadToNationals.com (@RoadToNationals) February 12, 2018
The Golden Bears are of course led by the now healthy Jamaican Calympian in Toni-Ann Williams, coming off an All-Around win vs. UCLA with a score of 39.600 (5th best score in Cal history). Williams is joined on the team by freshmen Kyana George, Nina Schank, and Alma Kuc. Sophomores Cassidy Keelen and Rachael Mastrangelo, Junior twins of the Seilnacht sisters (Solfie and Sylvie) and Chelsea Shu, Seniors Arianna Robinson, Allicia Gallarzo, and Yuleen Sternberg are other mainstays in the Cal rotations.
Learn more about some the Bears from this video from the last home meet.
Quick! Did you catch all these fast facts at this weekend's meet?— Cal Gymnastics (@CalWGym) February 13, 2018
Learn more about @CassidyKeelen, @Sofie_Seilnacht & Alma Kuc: pic.twitter.com/XzCU7rwYFr
Bears are coming off the best team beam score in program history.
ROLL ON YOU BEARS!@CalWGym notched its best beam score in program history (49.35) en route to its 3️⃣rd highest team total (197.225) in school history!— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) February 10, 2018
Check out these beam queens ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/4p0Zt5JalP
Bears also have earned such high 9.90 marks such as these routines, both from freshmen:
.@kageorge98 was one of four Bears who set a season-high on vault against UCLA to contribute to our second-best vault total in school history!— Cal Gymnastics (@CalWGym) February 13, 2018
A look at her 9.90 vault: pic.twitter.com/ssDJQXVreZ
A career-high 9.90 for Alma Kuc, as all our Bears today have recorded season-high performances on Bars today! pic.twitter.com/t0EgSuit0S— Cal Gymnastics (@CalWGym) February 10, 2018
It should be another impressive showing for the Golden Bears from The Farm tonight.
Bears have two more home meets, hosting Utah and then Central Michigan next Sunday and the Friday following that. Bears then close the regular season with two more meets in the area but on the road (Sacramento and Davis).