NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale gymnastics team finished second of three teams at Saturday's Bulldog Invitational, scoring a 184.350 overall. Temple won the meet with a 191.600, while Springfield College scored a 178.950. The Bulldogs nearly produced their best score of the season despite competing without Tara Feld, who missed the meet due to injury. Feld, who normally competes at least three events for Yale was replaced by Lindsay Andsager and Ashley O'Connor.
On the vault, which was the Bulldogs' first event of the day, Stephanie Goldstein finished sixth with a season-best 9.400, with Sherry Yang shortly behind in seventh with a career-record 9.350. Talis Trevino finished 10th with a 9.225, while Tabitha Tay tied for 14th with an 8.950.
Andsager led the Bulldogs on the uneven parallel bars, placing fourth with a season-high 9.575. Goldstein finished seventh with career-high 9.350. Trevino also had a career high, finishing ninth with a 9.200. Nicole Tay tied for ninth with a 9.050.
On the balance beam, Tabitha Tay placed third, with a career-record 9.525. Yang and Nicole Tay finished sixth and eighth respectively, with scores of 9.400 and 9.050. O'Connor tied for ninth with a career-best 8.950.
Trevino produced Yale's best finish of the day on the floor exercise, scoring a season-high 9.725. Yang placed fourth with a career-best 9.600. Tabitha Tay and Goldstein finished ninth and tenth respectively with scores of 9.375 and 9.275. Maren Hopkins scored a career-best 9.125, while Andsager scored a 8.925, competing on the floor for the first time in her Yale career.
Goldstein was the only Yale gymnast to place in the top three in the all-around competition, finishing third with a 36.875. Tabitha Tay and Hopkins also competed in all four events, scoring a 36.450 and a 35.225.
Report Filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity