Saturday's 196.600-196.325 win by #5 Oregon State over #6 Utah follows recent victories over #2 Stanford and defending national champion UCLA and adds to the momentum of this 17-5 Beaver team as it continues on to postseason competition.
Oregon State trailed at the half, in a meet where both teams were a bit off of their usual form. As the squads experienced falls, miscues, and even a missed jump by one of Utah's floor athletes, their coaches tried to calm their teams and inspire them to score big in remaining routines. It was the Beavers who responded with clutch performances to take the lead and seal the victory before a crowd of 3,738 at Gill Coliseum.
Next Saturday, OSU will compete in the Pac-10 Championships, held this year in Westwood, at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.