March 15, 2013

Bulldogs Come Up Short in Final Regular Season Meet

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