PHOTO ESSAY: UCLA Ties Season-Best Score on Beam in Win Over Oregon State

UCLA senior Felicia Hano led her team off strong with a 9.875 in her fourth appearance of the season in the all around, and fifth of her career. Fellow senior Nicki Shapiro came through in the clutch after a fall from Savannah Kooyman and put the team back on track with a 9.775. This was her second-ever appearance in the lineup, and her first since 2016. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Senior Kyla Ross closed out the rotation with yet another 9.975, and helped UCLA take the lead with a 49.325 to Oregon State’s 48.725. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
After a relatively slow start on vault and missing senior Lacy Dagen from a few lineups, the Beavers picked up some momentum in the second rotation after tallying a season-best 49.400 on uneven bars. Senior Halli Briscoe led her team with a career high 9.950. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Over on vault, sophomore Sekai Wright made her first appearance of the season for UCLA after being ineligible to compete last quarter. Wright scored a 9.700 for her Yurchenko one and a half. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Trailing the Bruins by 0.350 points after two, the Beavers headed to beam which saw a few lineup shuffles in the absence of seniors Lacy Dagen and Maela Lazaro. Senior Destinee Davis led off with a 9.800. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Meanwhile, the Bruins moved to floor, undeniably their best event of the season, where junior Nia Dennis nailed her routine yet again for a 9.925. Dennis’ performance from the previous meet has gone viral, totalling over 15 million views across two different videos, and has received praise from celebrities on social media like Ellen DeGeneres, Alicia Keys and Kamala Harris. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Senior Sabrina Gill made her second appearance in the beam lineup for Oregon State in the fifth spot for a 9.825. The Beavers managed to keep up with the Bruins after three rotations and maintained the gap at 0.350 points. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Senior Gracie Kramer anchored the floor rotation for the Bruins with a 9.925. Despite two missed routines with one out of bounds and one fall, UCLA managed a 49.250 on the event to stay in the lead. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Sophomore Kristina Peterson opened up the fourth rotation for the Beavers with a 9.825 on floor. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Senior Grace Glenn remained as steady as ever in the leadoff spot on balance beam for UCLA and earned a 9.925 to start off the final rotation. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
In the fourth spot for the Beavers, sophomore Madi Dagen scored a 9.900. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Sophomore Norah Flatley, known for her precise work on beam since her elite days, received a 9.900 for her routine that includes an acro series of front aerial to back pike. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Junior Kaitlyn Yanish anchored the floor rotation for Oregon State with a 9.950, winning the event title and helping her team to a final season-high tying score of 196.825. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Boosted by a 9.975 from senior Kyla Ross, the Bruins had another strong beam rotation and tied their best score of the season on the event (49.525). UCLA ended up with a 197.250 to take the win in Corvallis. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)

Photographs by Emily Howell-Forbes; captions by Christina Marmet

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