NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's gymnastics team finished fourth at Rutgers this afternoon with a score of 186.000, improving over last week's performance at the Ivy Classic. The host Scarlet Knights won with a score of 194.350, followed by Cornell and Southern Connecticut State. West Chester finished fifth.
On the vault, Stephanie Goldstein led the Bulldogs with a 13th-place 9.350, followed by Sherry Yang, who tied for 15th with a 9.350. Maren Hopkins and Tabitha Tay both scored career-highs, placing 18th and 22nd with a 9.350 and a 9.300 respectively. Nicole Tay and Talis Trevino both scored a 9.150
Lindsay Andsager scored a 9.600 on the uneven parallel bars, finishing 10th. Nicole Tay scored a 9.250, while Goldstein scored a 9.050. Mia Yabut, who earned last week's ECAC Coaches' Award for her performance at the Ivy Classic, scored a 9.000.
In her only event, Ashley O'Connor was Yale's top performer on the balance beam, scoring a career-record 9.575. Goldstein finished 11th with a 9.525, while Yang placed 12th with a career-high 9.425. Nicole Tay scored a 9.150 and Tabitha Tay scored a 9.050.
On the floor exercise, Talis Trevino finished 10th with a 9.650. Goldstein scored a 9.475, Yang scored a 9.425, and Tabitha Tay scored a 9.350, all placing in the top 20. Nicole Tay scored a career-high 9.200 to finish 24th.
In the all-around competition, Goldstein and Nicole Tay finished fourth and fifth with scores of 37.500 and 36.750. Hopkins scored a 35.750.
Report Filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity