Gymnasts Compete for ECAC Championship

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

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – This Saturday, the Yale gymnastics team will compete in the ECAC gymnastics championship, hosted by Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y.  Vying for the title along with the Bulldogs will be Brown, Cornell, Penn, Temple, Towson and William & Mary.

The Bulldogs are coming off a 193.300-189.525 defeat to William & Mary on Friday.  Yale was led in that meet by seniors Tara Feld and Stephanie Goldstein.  Feld was Yale's top scorer on both the floor, where she scored a 9.775, and the vault, where she scored a 9.650.  She finished fourth on both apparatuses.  Goldstein scored a personal-best 9.750 on the balance beam to finish second overall. 

In last season's closely contested ECAC meet, Yale finished seventh with a score of 191.450.  Penn emerged victorious with a score of 194.400.  Following Penn were Towson, Temple, Cornell, Brown and William & Mary.

The Bulldogs have competed against every ECAC team but one this season, the lone exception being Temple. 

Yale has faced Brown three times already this season, finishing fourth behind the Ivy champions in the Ivy Classic, coming in fourth behind third-place Bruno in the New Hampshire Invitational, and finally beating the Bears last week in Providence, scoring a season high 193.475 to Brown's 191.625.

Cornell finished ahead of Yale in the two teams' only meeting of the year so far, in the Ivy Classic.  Second-place Cornell scored 193.025 to Yale's 191.100.

The Bulldogs have finished behind Penn in both meetings this season, falling 191.525-187.900 to the Quakers in an early-season dual meet and finishing just behind third-place Penn's 191.600 in the Ivy Classic.

Yale met Towson in the New Hampshire Invitational, where the Tigers finished second with a 194.675, ahead of Yale's 190.925.

The competition will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at Cornell.

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