Bulldogs top Southern Connecticut and MIT

Feb. 5, 2005

New Haven, CT - Though they started a little slow, the Elis saved their best for last, taking first place in a tri-meet against Southern Connecticut and MIT at John J. Lee Amphitheatre. The Bulldogs' total of 189.975 topped the Owls' 184.150 and the Engineers' 183.925.

On the sixth and final rotation, Yale performed brilliantly on the floor. Bulldog gymnasts recorded the meet's top four scores on the floor, with Anne McPherson posting a staggering 9.9. Miki Seltzer, Christine Lacy, and Kathryn Fong all scored 9.8 or better.

"They did a good job coming back," Yale head coach Barbara Tonry said. "We just have to get it all together."

McPherson, who had the meet's best all around score with 38.150, also posted the day's best mark on the balance beam with a 9.775. Fong was not far behind with a 9.7 to her credit.

While several Elis had difficulty on the bars, Fong continued to dominate her signature event, posting a 9.85, over three-tenths of a point better than any other competitor. Sophomore Jessica Tai also recorded the day's best score on the vault with a 9.65.

Prior to the meet, Yale honored its three seniors, Lacy, Fong, and Lisa Naito.

Next Saturday, Yale heads to Providence to face Brown and Bridgeport.

Report filed by Sean Singer '06, Yale Sports Publicity

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