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UCLA @ Cal Live Blog

More Pac-12 fun right here with UCLA facing off at California.

Last year, Cal beat UCLA at their home turf. How will the Bruins fare in Berkley? Refresh the page every 5-10 minutes for updates!

As the visitor, UCLA will start off on uneven bars, Cal, the home team will be on the vault.

Per Sam Peszek, Danusia Francis will be competing all-around! She'll face off against her teammate on the Jamaican team, Toni Ann Williams, Cal's superstar sophomore. This will be a good match! Katelyn Ohashi is sitting out this meet after last week's balance beam equipment malfunction.

Vault line-up for Cal

Bars Line-Up UCLA
 Desiree Palomares Cal Vt - FTY - very strong. 9.725

Danusia Francis UB UCLA -  glide KCHS + maloney,  toe shoot, giant 1/1 + double pike. Okay, I guess Nush is not competing all-around. 9.85

Alicia Gallarzo VT CAL - Y arabian, small hop 9.85

Hallie Mossett UB UCLA - jaeger + pak, full in dismount, chest down 9.825

Sylvie Seilnacht CAL VT - Y arabian, good form and body position, hop on landing 9.825

Janay Honest UCLA UB -jump to HB - clear hip + tkatchev, straddle back, full in stuck. 9.875

Arianna RObinson Cal VT - FHS front pike, awesome. 9.825

Stella Savvidou UB UCLA - jump KCHS,  giant 1/2, looses tension and falls, piked jaeger, falls again on HS, giant 1/1 + double back, cowboys slightly, 8.75

Emily Richardson CAL VT - Kas 1/1 small hop 9.85

Sonya Meraz UB UCLA - falls on a KCHS,  toe on + bail,  short HS, tkatchev, DLO, finished strong. 9.325

Toni Ann Williams Cal VT -  Y 1 & 1/2, steps to the side, but huge, huge power, just needs to control landing, but super awesome! 9.875

Sophina the Diva DeJesus -  giant 1/1 + gienger,  bail,  huge full in, hop on landing. good finish for UCLA 9.825


UCLA 48.7
Cal 49.225, + 0.525

Going into the second rotation, Cal has the upper hand here and they're going to bars. UCLA will go to vault and will need a strong vault rotation to get ahead.

Okay, again, Toni Ann has the flu this week, UCLA had it last week. Seriously, kids, get your flu shots! HERD IMMUNITY PEOPLE!!

Vault Line-Up UCLA

Bars line-up Cal:

Janay Honest UCLA VT -  FTY very powerful, small hop. 9.775

EMily RIchardson UB CAL - Tkatchev, bail, DLO nice landing, 9.775

Peng Peng Lee UCLA! - beautiful FTY, gorgeous form, stuck landing. That was just as glorious as her beam routine!  9.875

Amber Takara UB Cal -  jump KCHS hb, clear hip + giegner, bail, huge,  full in, stuck. 9.85

Angie Cipra UCLA VT -  FTY small hop, beautiful legs, knees toes. 9.85

Jessica Howe Cal UB -  giant 1/1 + tkatchev, huge air, pak, full in, perfect stick. Her feet did not move. 9.825

Madison Preston VT - FTY maybe a little short 9.75

Toni Ann Williams, CAL UB - Shaposh old school, clear hip + bail,  full in stuck. 9.8

Sadiqua Bynum UCLA VT -  Yurchenko arabian layout,  step fwd

Alicia Gallarzo UB CAL -  giant 1/2 + jaeger + bail,  DLO, step FWD, chest down, but a good routine overall. Super impressive bars rotation from Cal so far!

Napualani Hall UCLA VT -  Y 1 &1/2 deep squat and pretty much sits it down 9.575

Yuleen Sternburg CAL UB - tkatchev, double back. 9.775

Third rotation: Cal will head to beam and UCLA will be on floor.

Scores after 2 rotations:
Cal 98.25, bars total 49.025
UCLA 97.75, vault total 49.050

Cal's lead has been lessened slightly, but they're still ahead by .5, they just need to stay clean and they will overtake UCLA.

Cal Beam Line-Up
Seilnacht, Sofie

UCLA Floor Line -Up
Francis Meraz
Preston Francis

Sofie Seilnacht BB 1/1 turn, BHS + LOSO - small wobble,  beat + split 1/2 , sw + spl, cat leat + aerial + 1/1 turn. 9.8

Pua Hall UCLA FX- 1/1/2 step out + back tuck, FHS + fro 1/1,double pike. 9.8

Charlie Owens BB Cal - side spl mt, BHS+ BHS + LOSO, 1/1 turn,  beat + double stag,  sw + cat leap,  round of + 2/1 twist.  small hop Nice. 9.775

Mikeala Gerber UCLA FX -  double back.  1/1 turn,  Whip + 1 1/2, front aerial cartwheel,  sw ring + sw 1/2, + tour jete 1/1, double pike. very clean routine. 9.8

Toni Ann Williams BB Cal -  stag jump leap, front tuck +LOSO, sw + sw, small bobble,  1/1 turn balance check,  Prudonova dismount ( running punch double front) Holy crap that was awesome! 9.675

Sonya Meraz FX UCLA -  double back,fro lay + fro full + fro pike,  double pike, little low of a landing. 9.8

Desiree Palmomares CAL BB -  Silivas MT,  fro aerial + cross straddle, BHS + LOSO,  back attitude 1/1 turn,  pike + sheep jump,  BHS step out + gainer 1/1. 9.825

Danusia Francis FX UCLA - whip + double back, aerial cartwheel,  2 1/2 twist, straddle, double pike, chest was down. 9.85

Jessica Howe BB CAL - fro aerial + sissone + spl,  bhs + LOSO wobble,  1/1 turn,  1 hand cartwheel + 1/1 twist 9.75

Angie Cipra UCLA FX -  Oh god, the Iphone joke, double back, sw ring + tour jete 1/1,  1 1/2 + fro 1/2 + straddle + front tuck, double pike. (are we going to continue to make the "You didn't turn off your phone" joke EVERY time she does this routine? Seriously, we're not even six weeks in and I want to vomit everytime I hear it) 9.825

Zoey Draghi BB Cal - fro aerial -wobble, BHS + LOSO, sheep jump, wobble, BHS + gainer 1/1 9.775

Sadiqua Bynum FX UCLA, DLO - maybe a little short, chest down,  double back side pass, double stag jump, tour jete 1/1 + wolf 1/1, front tuck step out + double back. 9.725

Totals after 3 events:
Cal: 147.225 beam total 48.925
UCLA: 146.825 floor total 49.075

Final rotation, Cal will head to floor and UCLA will end the night on beam.

Beam Line-Up UCLA:

Cal FX Line-Up

Mikaela Gerber BB UCLA -  wolf 1/1 turn,  fro aerial + beat jump,  BHS+LOSO - small bal check - sw ring + wolf,  side somi, BHS + Gainer 1/1. 9.85

Charlie Owens FX Cal - (Annie Lennox FX music!) double back, sw + tour jete 1/1, 2 1/2 twist, 1 1/2 + fro lay 9.75

Angie Cipra BB UCLA -  BHS + LOSO,  1/1 turn -small balance check,  sw + sw 1/2 under-rotated falls,  beat jimp,  round off + 2/1 twist, sticks it. 8.9

Desiree Palomares FX CAL -  huge double pike to open,  sw + sw 1/1,  fro lay + fro 1/2 + back tuck, L turn + 1/1 turn,  double back, hands down. 9.075

Sonya Meraz BB UCLA - BHS +BHS + LOSO wobble, holds on, sw 1/2 + wolf,  1/1 turn, ro + 1 & 1/2 step on landing.  9.75

Jessica Howe BB Cal -  double pike, 1/1 turn,   sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  fhs + rudi,  memmel 1/1 turn,  1 & 1/2 + fro lay. 9.85

Sophina DeJesus BB UCLA - fro aerial + Back tuck + BHS, fro toss+ bhs, scale - lovely, sw + sw 1/4 + front support,  1/1 turn,  front gainer 1/1 twist, small hop.9.850

Arianna Robinson CAL FX -  double arabian,  sw 1/2,  1 1/2 + fro lay, double pike, 9.8

Peng Peng BB UCLA - flairs, so beautiful!  sw + spl,  aerial big wobble, aerial + back pike, falls,  ugh, why? 2/1 turn + beat jump,  aerial + 1/1 twist. WHY? WHY WHY GYM GODS!? Why do you do this? 8.975

Zoe Draghi CAL FX - double back, 1/1 turn,  fro lay + fro 1/1,  tour jete + popa, FHS +rudi. Nice! 9.85

Danusia Francis BB UCLA - Silivas MT,  fro aerial + beat jump, BHS + LOSO,  sw + sissone,  1/1 memmel turn,  transverse aerial + 1/1 twist, sticks it cold. That was glorious! <3 9.925="" p="">
Toni Ann Williams Cal FX -  huge double layout,  fro lay + fro 1/1,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double pike, very clean.  9.9

Totals after 4 rotations:
Cal 196.375, floor total 49.150
UCLA 195.175, beam total 48.350

Cal takes the win by 1.2 points!

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