January 9, 2011

Gymnasts top Springfield to Start Season

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Yale gymnastics season opened the season with a 175.875-171.150 win over Springfield College, as Stephanie Goldstein won the all-around competition with a score of 35.350. The meet marked the first competition for Yale's four freshmen, Maren Hopkins, Ashley O'Connor, Nicole Tay, and Tabitha Tay. Captain Sherry Yang was pleased with the result.

"For our first meet, I think we did really well," said Yang. "All the freshmen really stepped up. Even though they've never competed at the college level, they looked experienced. I was impressed with their maturity."

On the vault, Yale took 3 of the top 5 spots, with Goldstein finishing second with a 9.125. Yang and Hopkins finished fourth and fifth with a 9.075 and a 9.050, respectively. Tara Feld placed seventh with a 8.950.

Lindsay Andsager won the uneven parallel bars with a 9.350 and Nicole Tay finished second with an 8.550. Talis Trevino and Goldstein finished fourth and sixth with an 8.200 and an 8.000.

The Bulldogs captured the top three spots on the floor, which Yang described as "by far our strongest event." Trevino finished first with a 9.375, while Goldstein placed second with a 9.325. Yang finished third with a 9.300. Tabitha Tay and Feld tied for fourth with a 9.225

Yale struggled on the beam, losing almost three points overall to falls. Goldstein finished third with an 8.900, while Feld and Yang finished fifth and sixth with an 8.650 and an 8.625, respectively.

 

Report filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity