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Weekend in Review 2/13-2/15

Weekend in Review February 13-15th, 2009
(Scores from Troester)

These are just some tidbits from the meets I wasn’t able to attend.

Rutgers 187.5, SUNY Cortland 183.5
Alyssa Lewandowski led the Scarlet knights with a 9.575 on Vault, Latara Northcutt was second among RU with a 9.5, on Bars, Kristy Behr took the top score with a 9.575. Over on the Beam, Nicole Schwartz led her team with a 9.7, Danae Johnson added a 9.65 for second among teammates. On the Floor it was Lewandowski again leading the way with a 9.65, Maddie Zwiebel posted a 9.575. Schwartz posted an all around score of 37.75
For the Red Dragons, Marissa Goodstein posted a 9.725 to lead the team and the meet on the Vault. Christine Haungs was second on both counts with a 9.6. On the Bars, Haungs had a 9.5 to top her team’s scoring, and replicated the score on the Beam. On the Floor, she also led with a 9.575 and won the all around with a 38.175.

Arizona 195.7, Brown 189.575, Wisconsin-Stout 183.825
The Wildcats broke 49 on three events, and had counted five scores above 9.8 on the Vault including Deanna Graham and Sarah Tomczyk’s 9.875s. On the Bars Britnie Jones had a 9.775, and on the Beam, Briana Bergeson and Jones both had 9.9s in a rotation in which no teammate scored below 9.75. On the Floor, Rebecca Cardenas and Tomczyk posted 9.925s and all other ‘Zona gymnasts had a 9.775 or better. Colleen Fisher put up a 37.65 in the All Around.
The Bears put themselves in good position as the Ivy Classic is now two weeks away. Carli Wiesenfeld and Chelsea Binkley both picked up 9.525s on the Vault to lead the Bears. Vicki Zanelli’s 9.725 on the Bars was good enough to top her team’s scoring. Jennifer Sobuta came up big on the beam with a 9.775 while Binkley and Katie Goddard’s 9.625 was not chopped liver either. On the Floor, Goddard and Binkley both hit 9.725s and Lauren Tucker was third among her team with a 9.65. Zanelli put up a 38 in the All Around.
For UW-Stout, Naomi DeLara and Meghan Hargens both had 9.4s on the Vault to lead the Blue Devils. Hargens also had a team leading 9.575 on the Bars. On the Beam, DeLara’s 9.775 joined with Hargens 9.7 were good enough for the two top team scores. Hargens picked up a 9.775 on the Floor, and DeLara a 9.75 as well. Hargens won the All Around with her 38.45 total score.

Southern Connecticut 187.2, Pennsylvania 186.425, West Chester 175.925
This was the weekend for Division 2 teams to top Division 1 Ivy League teams apparently. SCSU was led by Briana DiPinto’s 9.575 and Justine Basley’s 9.525 on the Vault. On the Uneven Bars, Basley’s 9.5, and Sarah Darst’s 9.425 were the top team scores. Over on the Beam, DiPinto’s 9.675, and Basley’s 9.65 was tops among Owls. Finally on the Floor, Basley’s 9.625, Caitlin Briere and DiPinto’s 9.6 and Darst’s 9.5 helped to construct their highest scoring event. Basley also posted a 38.3 in the All Around.
For the Penn Quakers, Laura DiPaolo’s 9.7 topped the team on Vault, and was the high score meetwide as well. Jordan Brewer was second among her team and the meet with a 9.575. On the Bars, Dipaolo was the leading scorer again with a 9.525 and Lizzie Lowe was second among the red and blue with her 9.35. It should be noted that Penn only have five gymnasts competing on the Bars, likely due to injury. Over on the Beam, Sarah Parsons acquired a 9.725, and Jenny Hurst added a 9.675 . Finally on Floor, Jordan Brewer had the meet high score of 9.85, and Kerri Lutfey was second among Penn with a 9.575. Brewer’s 37.675 and Bowe’s 37.4 were good enough for 2nd and 3rd in the all around competition.
For the Golden Rams of West Chester, Alli Aquila’s 9.35 led the team on Vault, and Stephanie Clark and Felicia Massaro were close behind. On the Bars Laura D’Annunzio and Amber Miller had the top team scores. Jenna Ciatto’s 9.3 was tops among Rams on the Beam and Miller was right behind her. Ciatto also posted a 9.45 on Floor and Lindsey Britt a 9.325.

Ithaca 186.425, MIT 182.625,
Both teams had season highs which suggests ECACs this year could be another fun competition with a lot of parity, especially at the individual level. For the Bombers of Ithaca, Jessica Bolduc had a 9.425, and Samantha Whiffen a 9.15 for the team’s top Vault scores. Over on the Bars Frances Ente’s 9.675 and Bolduc’s 9.65 was tops among the yellow and blue. On the Beam, Lauren Moroch and Brianne Sullivan put up 9.45s. On the Floor, Kailee Spusta sailed to a 9.625 in her lone even, and Emily Graber was second with a 9.625. The Bombers had especially good days on Floor and Bars.
For the Engineers of MIT, Julia Zimmerman had the top team scores of 9.675 on both Vault and Bars, and added a 9.525 on the Floor to lead the team. Her 37.975 also was the top all around score. Leanna Mornishi’s 9.375 on Vault, 9.45 on Bars, and 9.35 on Floor (tied with Katie Mingo) was good for second to Zimmerman among Tech gymnasts. On the Beam though it would be Mornishi’s 9.425 leading the way, and Zimmerman was second. Morinishi also had a 37.6. MIT had especially good days on Vault and Floor to bolster their score.