Gymnasts Wrap Up Regular Season at Bridgeport

Camilla Opperman (photo by Alexandra Schmeling)
Camilla Opperman (photo by Alexandra Schmeling)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Yale gymnastics team finished its regular season this evening with a meet against the University of Bridgeport.  The Bulldogs fell to the Purple Knights by a score of 193.525 to 189.950. 

Sophomore Camilla Opperman was Yale's top scorer on the vault, scoring a 9.525 to finish in fourth place.  Morgan Traina was right behind her in fifth place, tying with a Bridgeport gymnast with a score of 9.450. 

Traina was impressive on the uneven parallel bars, scoring a career-high 9.850 to tie for second place.  Brianna Chrisman produced a career-best as well, scoring a 9.750 to finish in fifth place.  

On the balance beam, Brittney Sooksengdao scored Yale's only individual win of the meet, finishing first with a score of 9.750.  Joyce Li was right behind her in a tie for second place, scoring a 9.725. 

On the floor exercise, Opperman tied for fourth place with a score of 9.775.  Li was next in sixth place with a score of 9.700 followed closely by Traina in a tie for seventh place with a 9.675.

In the all-around, Li finished in second place with a total score of 38.300 and Traina was third with a score of 38.000.

The Bulldogs finish their season on Saturday at the ECAC championships hosted by Temple in Philadelphia.  The meet will start at 12:00 p.m.

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