Sports Briefs: Gymnasts Flying High After Stellar Week



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The Cal women's gymnastics team will try to close out its home season with a victory tonight at Haas Pavilion, where the Bears will host the Cal Invitational at 7:30 p.m.

San Jose State, Cal State Fullerton and Sacramento State will compete with red-hot Cal, who is coming off its best meet in school history.

The Bears set the school record for the most points scored in a meet last Thursday against UC Davis, and the team broke it again two days later against San Jose State by scoring 195.325 points.

Meanwhile, the No. 7 Cal men's gymnastics team will meet Stanford at the Burnham Pavilion in Palo Alto at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The Bears have met the Cardinal five times this season and own a perfect 5-0 record against their rival.

Cal looks to improve on its 8-0 record with the help of freshmen Mike Ashe and Cody Moore. Ashe had his second near-perfect meet last week, scoring a 9.900 on the high bar to claim first place. Moore had his best meet of the season, finishing first in the all-around with 57.000 points.

Ashe and Moore will join a talented crew of gymnasts led by captain Andrew Hampy, who finished second in the all-around last week.

Women's Lacrosse Looks to X Out Aggies

The Cal women's lacrosse team travels to UC Davis Sunday to face the Aggies at 11 a.m. in its third game of the season.

The Bears (1-1, 0-1 in the Western Women's Lacrosse League) are coming off a loss to Stanford last Saturday, and will have their hands full against a Davis team that is undefeated in the WWLL.

When Cal traveled to Davis last season, the team lost a 7-6 nail-biter to the Aggies in triple overtime. Davis (3-0, 3-0) is led by Allison Stonebarger, who had four goals, including the game-winner in the final overtime period.

When the Aggies came to visit the Bears, Cal returned the favor. Junior Sarah Wheatley led the Bears' charge with four goals in an 8-4 victory.

But Davis had the final word in the playoffs, eliminating Cal from the WWLL playoffs with a 10-9 win. Despite another four-goal effort from Wheatley, and a thrilling come-from-behind effort, the Bears could not overcome an early 8-3 hole. Stonebarger again broke Cal's back with four goals.

Men's Lacrosse Ready for Ranked Foes

The Cal men's lacrosse team pulled out a 9-8 overtime victory against UC Santa Barbara last Saturday when Chris Moon scored the winning goal in the extra period for the Bears.

After trailing, 3-1, at the half, Cal came back thanks to a strong offensive effort and tied the game with just seconds remaining in regulation.

The Bears were led by junior John Principi, who had four goals and an assist. Mike Madland added three goals and an assist to contribute to the scoring.

Cal goalie Rob Warner made 18 saves to help shut down the Gauchos offense. Warner was helped out by defenders Bryan Choi, Tyler Kreitz and Tony Alarcon.

The Bears will play two important home games against No. 7 Michigan tomorrow and No. 1 Colorado State Monday. Both games will start at 3 p.m.

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