March 2, 2012

Towson Hosts Gymnasts in Night Meet with William and Mary

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – This Friday, the Yale gymnastics team will travel to Towson, Md., to face off against ECAC opponents Towson and William & Mary in a tri-meet. The Towson Tigers are the six-time defending ECAC champions.

Yale is coming off of a fourth-place finish at the Ivy Classic on Sunday. Freshman Morgan Traina captured the beam title at the meet, and Yale's team total was 190.725, just a tenth lower than Yale's season-high team score of 190.875.

Towson has had a successful season thus far, scoring as high as a 194.1. Towson has already faced William & Mary twice this season and won both times, 193.0-184.9 on Jan. 22 and 193.925-192.499 last weekend. Towson has also won against ECAC rivals Cornell and Penn. Last year Yale faced Towson twice, falling 193.4-183.6 in a tri-meet hosted by the Tigers and again at the ECAC Championship, in which Towson finished third with a 191.075.

William & Mary has scored as high as a 192.4 this year but has yet to win a meet. The Tribe placed fifth at last year's ECAC Championship, finishing ahead of the Bulldogs 190.075-186.225.

Competition is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Towson Center.

Report filed by Margaret Greenberg '12, Yale Sports Publicity