March 16, 2012

Yale Fourth at Towson Quad Meet

TOWSON, Md. - The Bulldogs placed fourth at Towson this evening with a team score of 189.325. The Towson Tigers, the hosts, won with a score of 194.8. George Washington and the University of Pennsylvania place second and third with scores of 192.55 and 191.55, respectively.

One of the highlights of the meet for Yale came on vault, with senior captain Mia Yabut's score of 9.775, good enough to put her in a five-way tie for second place on the event. The score was a career high for Yabut. Junior Tara Feld had the third-highest score on the event, placing seventh with a score of 9.75. Freshman Joyce Li tied for sixteenth on the event with a 9.55.

On the uneven bars, junior Lindsay Andsager had the highest score for the Bulldogs. She placed tenth with a score of 9.675. Freshman Morgan Traina placed eleventh with a 9.65, and Feld was fifteenth with a 9.575.

Yale struggled on the beam, with the highest Bulldog score coming from Traina. Traina scored a 9.35 on the event, and sophomore Maren Hopkins and Feld were close behind with scores of 9.3.

On floor, Feld placed twelfth with a score of 9.775. Li was fourteenth with a 9.75, and sophomore Tabitha Tay was sixteenth with a 9.675, a career-high for Tay.

In the all-around competition, Feld placed third with a score of 38.4. Towson's Kacy Cantanzaro won with a score of 39.225, and Penn's Kristen Strasbaugh was second with a 38.825.

"We looked pretty solid overall, but we just had a lot of mental errors," said Yabut. "We need to continue working on maintaining confidence going into ECACs, because it's the only thing we're lacking."

The Bulldogs resume competition Saturday, Mar. 24 at the ECAC Championships, hosted by Penn. The meet will be the final of the season for the Bulldogs.

Report filed by Margaret Greenberg '12, Yale Sports Publicity

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