January 24, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio. – The Women’s Gymnastics team won its first conference match of the season against No. 28 Michigan State 193.625-187.925. Lindsey Vagedes (So., Warrenville, Ill.) took first place in the vault, posting a career high score of 9.925. MSU’s Elisabeth Forshier took second, while Susan Eckman (Sr., Boardman, Ohio) rounded out the vault competition (9.800) for third place.

The Buckeyes swept the top four positions on the uneven bars, with Eckman taking first place with a score of 9.900. With a score of 9.850, Mary Beth Doerr (Fr., Akron, Ohio), took second place. In the all-around competition, Eckman took first place with a score of 39.025, shutting out Michigan State’s Melissa Green (38.225) and Carolyn Hecht (38.025).

Next weekend, the Buckeyes take to the road to battle arch rival Michigan, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.

VAULT UNEVEN BARS 1) Lindsey Vagedes, OSU 9.925 1) Susan Eckman, OSU 9.900 2) Elisabeth Forshier, MSU 9.850 2) Mary Beth Doerr, OSU 9.850 3) Susan Eckman, OSU 9.800 3) Lindsey Vagedes, OSU 9.750 Mindi Farmer, OSU

BALANCE BEAM FLOOR EXERCISE 1) Carolyn Hecht, MSU 9.775 1) Melissa Green, MSU 9.825 2) Mindi Farmer, OSU 9.650 2) Mindi Farmer, OSU 9.775 3) Susan Eckman, OSU 9.625 3) Jill Tucker, OSU 9.725

ALL-AROUND 1) Susan Eckman, OSU 39.025 2) Melissa Green, MSU 38.225 3) Carolyn Hecht, MSU 38.025