March 17, 2011

Gymnasts Prepare for ECAC Championship

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's gymnastics team will travel to Providence, R.I., on Saturday for the ECAC Championship, the team's final meet of the season. The Bulldogs fell to ECAC rival Towson last weekend with a score of 183.600, their lowest score since January. At ECAC's, Yale looks to rebound from last Saturday's performance and build on its sixth-place finish in last year's conference championship meet.

At last year's ECAC Championship, the Bulldogs earned a team score of 189.500, only 1.3 points out of second place in a tightly contested competition. Yale posted top-three individual finishes in three out four events as well as the all-around competition, including a third-place finish by then-freshman Lindsay Andsager on the uneven parallel bars.

Towson enters the meet as the favorite, with only one loss on the season and an average team score of 191.913. The Tigers have won six consecutive ECAC Championship titles. Cornell is the only other ECAC team to average a team score above 190, averaging a 190.850. Also present at the meet will be Brown, Penn, Temple and William & Mary.

Competition begins at 12 p.m. at Brown's Pizzitola Sports Center.

Report Filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity

 

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