Bulldogs Come Up Short in Final Regular Season Meet

Stephanie Goldstein. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Stephanie Goldstein. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – In the Yale gymnastics team's final meet of the regular season on Friday, the Bulldogs fell to William and Mary by a score of 193.300-189.525.  The Bulldogs will now return home to begin preparing in earnest for their next meet, the ECAC championship.

Though unable to equal Tuesday's 193.475-point outburst at Brown, Yale still delivered a number of strong performances on Friday night.  Senior captain Stephanie Goldstein broke her personal record on the balance beam (set on Tuesday at Brown) to set a new career best of 9.750, earning a second-place finish overall.  Ashley O'Connor set a new career best on the beam as well (also breaking the one she set on Tuesday), scoring a 9.725 to tie for third.  Joyce Li tied for fifth on the beam with a 9.700, on her way to a fourth place finish in the all-around with a 38.325, Yale's best all-around finish. 

Tara Feld was Yale's top finisher on two apparatuses: the floor exercise and the vault.  She scored a 9.775 on the floor and a 9.650 on the vault, good for fourth place on both apparatuses.  Morgan Traina was the Bulldog's top performer on the uneven bars, scoring a 9.725 to finish tied for fourth. 

The ECAC championship takes place next Saturday, Mar. 23, in Ithaca, N.Y.  The competition is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity