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Beavers fall to UCLA in opener

CORVALLIS — The No. 14 Oregon State gymnastics team scored 195.450 points in a season-opening loss to No. 5 UCLA Monday evening.

The Beavers outscored the Bruins in the second half of the meet but it was too late to pull off the victory, falling 196.00-195.450. OSU's Madeline Gardiner finished second in the all-around with a score of 39.250.

“I was pleased with the performances, how they started off and fought all the way through,” head coach Tanya Chaplin said. “They didn’t get caught up in the uncontrollable like the scoring. They did a great job. It’s a solid start. We’ve dealt with a lot of adversity over the last couple weeks with different people getting injured and we’ve had to put different people in (the lineup). They rose to the occasion tonight, so I couldn’t be more pleased with how they started the season.”