February 7, 2004

Yale Defeats Southern Connecticut

Feb. 7, 2004

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - In their second home meet of the year, the Yale women's gymnastics team topped local rival Southern Connecticut State on Saturday afternoon 191.375-190.850. It was Yale's first team victory of the 2004 season.

Yale Captain Jamie Green (Los Angeles, CA) and Junior Kathryn Fong (Brooklyn, NY) both tied for first on the uneven bars with scores of 9.750. Green and Fong also tied for first in balance beam with scores of 9.725. Yale's strongest event of the day was the floor exercise, where the Bulldogs took all the top five spots, with Anne McPherson (Montagnola, Switzerland) finishing first with a score of 9.825.

"We really stepped it up today," said head coach Barbara Tonry. "Almost all our girls stayed on the balance beam which gave us good momentum into the floor exercise. I am very proud of our team."

The Bulldogs' next meet will be in New Haven at Payne Whitney gym against Rutgers next Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Top Finishers

Event Place Score Vault 1 - Sarah Wesley (SCSU) 9.525 2 - Suchitra Paul (Y) 9.500 3 - Christine Lacy (Y) and Jamie Green (Y) 9.450

Bars 1 - Jamie Green (Y), Kathryn Fong (Y) and Kristan Silvestri (SCSU) 9.750 4 - Jenna Rettstadt 9.700

Beam 1 - Jamie Green (Y) and Kathryn Fong (Y) 9.725 3 - Kelly Todd (SCSU) 9.700 4 - Sarah Wesley (SCSU) 9.675

Floor 1 - Anne McPherson (Y) 9.825 2 - Brynne Kennedy (Y) 9.750 3 - Christine Lacy (Y) and Suchitra Paul(Y) 9.725

Final Team Scores

Yale SCSU Vault 47.025 46.850 Bars 47.500 47.825 Beam 48.125 48.325 Floor 48.725 48.325 Final 191.375 190.850

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