The UCLA gymnastics team made quite the statement after their first loss of the season as they bounced back to put up the most points of the season in their win over Stanford.
A week after their narrow defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners, the UCLA gymnastics (11-1) team came home to Pauley Pavilion on Sunday and got some payback on the unsuspecting Stanford gymnastics team.
The Bruins were not messing around in this win as they had topped the Cardinal in all four events and scoring a season-high on the balance beam (49.700) and the vault (49.450) which not only led to the most points they have put up in a meet this season, but tied the points in the nation this season.
UCLA’s dominance on the beam had a boost behind a 10 by Kyla Ross. It was the eighth perfect 10 Ross has posted this season, but only her first on the beam. Ross was also dominant on the uneven bars as she scored, along with Madison Kocian, a meet-high 9.900.
Katelyn Ohashi also impressed in the win as she continued to get high marks. Though she did not record another 10, she came close with a 9.975 on the beam and a 9.950 during the floor routine. Margzetta Frazier and Felicia Hano had also logged 9.950s on their floor routines.
Aside from the high scoring performance, UCLA also saw their highest attendance for a home meet with 12,907 spectators filling Pauley Pavilion to watch their Bruins.
UCLA closes out the regular season next week against Utah State. This will be the last time Bruins fans will be able to watch a Valorie Kondos Field-led UCLA gymnastics team at Pauley as the long-time coach will be retiring after the season.