Gymnasts Post Season-High Score at Rutgers

Nicole Tay. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Nicole Tay. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Yale gymnastics team traveled to northern New Jersey on Saturday to compete in a meet with Central Michigan, Rutgers, Southern Connecticut State and Towson.  In an exciting meet, the Bulldogs put up a season high score, finishing in fourth place with a 191.575.

Yale's top performer on the vault was sophomore Camilla Opperman, who finished in a tie for 17th place with a score of 9.550.  Joyce Li was next for Yale; she finished in a tie for 22nd place with a score of 9.475.  Morgan Traina was 25th with a 9.425.

Traina was spectacular on the bars, tying for third with a career-best 9.850.  Nicole Tay had a solid routine as well, scoring a 9.750 to finish tied in ninth place.  Li scored a 9.675, finishing tied in 14th.

On the balance beam, Brittney Sooksengdao tied for sixth place in a tightly-packed field with a 9.825, only .050 points off of first.  Freshman Anella Anderson scored a 9.700 to finish in a tie for 11th place.  Li was 17th with a 9.625.

On the floor exercise, Opperman tied a career-best with a score of 9.825.  Traina put up a 9.750 to finish in 14th, with Tabitha Tay right behind in 15th with a 9.725.

Yale's two all-around competitors, Li and Traina, finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with Li amassing 38.450 points and Traina totaling 38.250.

The Bulldogs are back on the road next Sunday when they travel to Washington, D.C., for its next match-up against George Washington and Towson.  That meet is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

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