Price's perfect vault leads Stanford past Oregon State


Elizabeth Price attained the first 10.0 score in Stanford women's gymnastics competition in eight years and it helped the No. 19 Cardinal recorded a season-best score in beating visiting No. 10 Oregon State, 197.000-196.450, Monday night in Pac-12 action.

Performing in the anchor position, Price delivered a flawless vault to earn a perfect 10.0.

It is the first 10.0 scored by a Stanford gymnast since Jan. 19, 2007, when Liz Tricase earned a perfect score on bars. It is the first 10.0 by a Cardinal gymnast on vault since Natalie Foley did it on March 20, 2004.

The Cardinal outscored the Beavers in three of four events and three Stanford gymnasts combined for five individual event victories.

Stanford (1-0 Pac-12, 3-3-1 overall) travels to Arizona State for a meet on Saturday at 6 p.m.

It was a huge victory for the quickly improving Cardinal, which has overcome some adversity since opening the season with a fourth-place finish (193.450) in the NorCal Classic.

Six of the seven Pac-12 schools are currently ranked among the top 25, led by No. 5 Utah. UCLA is 15th, Washington is 17th and Arizona is 18th. California ranks No. 23.

Along with her perfect vault, Price tied for the individual win on bars with a 9.925. She is undefeated this season in seven individual performances.

Taylor Rice registered a career-best 39.475 in the all-around and tied for the individual victory on floor with a 9.875.

She has set three career highs in the all-around this season and has three individual wins in the event. Rice also matched her career best on beam to tie for second with a 9.875.

Becky Wing continues to provide consistency in the leadoff position on bars and beam, picking up her first individual event win in the latter event with a 9.900. She also contributed a 9.850 on bars.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics


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Posted by Grace
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on Jan 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

Way to go Elizabeth!

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