NEW HAVEN, Conn – Yale will be looking to build on a second-place finish at last week's Bulldog Invitational on Saturday as cross-town rival Southern Connecticut State travels to Yale for the Bulldogs' last home competition of the year.
SCSU, which defeated Brockport and Rhode Island College last weekend at home, is averaging a team score of 185.050, with its only losses coming to Temple and Cornell.
Saturday's meet will serve as Senior Day for the Bulldogs' lone senior gymnast, captain Sherry Yang. Yang, from Potomac, Md., called her last home meet "bittersweet."
"It's the last time I'll be able to compete at home in front of my friends and family," said Yang. "Leaving this team will be one of the hardest things I've ever done, but it's been a rewarding experience and the season's definitely not over yet."
Although her early career was marred with injuries, Yang has been a solid performer for the Bulldogs, competed on the uneven parallel bars during her freshman season and the remaining three events throughout her final three years. This year, Yang has been Yale's most consistent performer, matching or besting her previous career records on the vault, balance beam, and floor exercise.
Competition will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Report compiled by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity