Feb. 9, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The University of Oklahoma women's gymnastics team lost its second consecutive meet to a top 10 team Friday against No. 7 Florida, 195.950-192.600, in Gainesville.

The ninth-ranked Sooners (8-3) were led by junior Mariana Goncalves, who won the floor exercise with a personal-high 9.925. Goncalves, who was the lone Sooner to win an event, finished second in the all-around (39.275).

The Gators won behind the strength of Kara Waterhouse. The freshman won the all-around, uneven parallel bars, balance beam, and tied for first on the vault. The other two first-place finishers on vault were Lindsey Miner and Teal Chiabotti, both from Florida.

Another strong OU showing came from Alison Mayberry, who finished third on the balance beam with a 9.800.

Oklahoma finishes up its long road trip next Friday against Iowa State in Ames. After the Cyclone meet, the Sooners host Big 12 foe Missouri on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.

Team Scores




1.Kara Waterhourse (Florida)39.375

2.Mariana Goncalves (OU) 39.275

3.Hilary Thompson (Florida)39.200


1.Teal Chiabotti (Florida)9.825

Lindsey Miner (Florida) 9.825

Kara Waterhouse (Florida)9.825

4.Leah Mueller (OU) 9.800

Uneven Parallel Bars

1.Kara Waterhouse (Florida)9.850

2.Jenny Carow (Florida) 9.825

Krissy Dreger (Florida) 9.825

Gabby Fuchs (Florida) 9.825

5.Mariana Goncalves (OU) 9.800

Balance Beam

1.Kara Waterhouse (Florida)9.900

Hilary Thompson (Florida)9.850

3.Alison Mayberry (OU) 9.800

Jenny Carow (Florida) 9.800

Gabby Fuchs (Florida) 9.800

Floor Exercise

1.Mariana Goncalves (OU) 9.925

2.Hilary Thompson (Florida)9.875

Lindsey Miner (Florida) 9.800

Kara Waterhouse (Florida)9.800