Gymnasts Set to Open Season at Springfield

Tara Feld. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Tara Feld. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale gymnastics team will kick off the 2012 season Sunday with a quad meet hosted by Springfield College. The Bulldogs will also face teams from Brockport and Southern Connecticut.

This is the second year in a row the Bulldogs will open the season at Springfield, where the team defeated the hosts 175.875-171.150 last year. Junior Stephanie Goldstein won the all-around competition with a score of 35.35. Yale defeated Springfield a second time at last year's Bulldog Invitational, 184.35-178.95.

Yale met Brockport once in competition last year, falling 184.15-179.5 at the Ithaca quad meet. Yale faced SCSU twice in the 2011 season, defeating the Owls 187.45-185.85 at home but falling 187.825-186.0 at Rutgers.

The Yale team is beginning the season relatively late this year. Springfield has competed the past two weekends, scoring as high as a 182.95. SCSU scored a 186.0 last weekend against West Chester, and Brockport bested Ithaca last weekend 185.8-182.325.

The meet will mark the career debut of freshmen Brianna Chrisman, Joyce Li, Katherine Lucas and Morgan Traina.

Competition begins at 1 p.m.

For the gymnastics season preview, click here.

Report filed by Margaret Greenberg '12, Yale Sports Publicity