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The WIRlwind (Weekend in Review) for 1/17/09

By David F.P.

(Scores from Troester & publicly released sports information releases.)

These are just mini reports of the week that was for the teams in New England and New Jersey that competed at meets I was not at. As the season goes on they will be more than just summaries of scores. I focus on the teams up here, whereas in my meet reports I talk about all the teams that attend.

Bridgeport a Maryland/Cornell/Temple

UB posted a 187.350 good enough for 4th behind Temple’s 188.025, Cornell’s 189.375, and Maryland’s 194.250. Vault was the team’s top event where they put up a 47.900. Lorraine Galow led the team on Vault with her 9.750, Amanda Goodman, Miranda Der and Hannah Forti all topped 9.5 or better on that event. Galow and Carissa Huggins both had a 9.575 on the Bars to be tops among Purple Knights. On the Beam, Breanna Collins scored a 9.625, and Emily Repko was second among UB with her 9.5. On the Floor, Galow’s 9.550, Repko’s 9.5, and Collins 9.450 were the top team scores. Galow’s 38.250 in the All Around was good for 2nd place in the meet, finishing behind Abigail Adams. Der put up a 36.575 in the AA as well.

Bridgeport at Ursinus

UB finished their road trip with a 190.000 to defeat D3 Ursinus and their score of 176.125. The team rebounded on Beam and Floor, which they scored lower on at Maryland. The Beam turned out to be their top event with a 48.225, and Floor was a 47.400, Vault had a 47.3 down from the night before though, and Bars was at 47.075.

Galow’s 9.675 set the pace on Vault, Der was right behind her, and Goodman rounded out the top 3 Bridgeport performers. On the Beam, Hannah Forti was the top scorer among Knights with a 9.725 and Huggins had a 9.7. On the Beam, Galow hit a 9.8, Repko added a 9.7, Der a 9.675 and Caroline McAvity and Collins also topped 9.5. On the Floor, Galow’s 9.675, Collins and her 9.650, and Der with her 9.5 were the top 3 UB performers. Galow put up a 38.575 in the AA, and Der added a 37.225.

Rutgers at North Carolina State

The Scarlet Knights scored a 188.100 in the loss to the Wolfpack from NC State and their 193.825 score Friday night. The team’s top event was Vault where they scored a 47.750 and on Floor they notched a 47.725. Laura Sevarino vaulted to a 9.725 to lead the team, with Alyssa Lewandowski and Jenna Zito not far behind. On the Bars, Erica Gerlach’s 9.625 was the top score for the red and white. On Beam, Emma-Rose Trentacosti led the team with a 9.525. On the Floor, Sevarino’s 9.7 was the top team score, Kiah Banfield had a 9.650, and Lewandowski and Zito added socres above 9.5 to the mix as well.

Utah State, Ball State, Yale, at New Hampshire

New Hampshire won their own invitational putting up a 195.000 Sunday afternoon to top Ball State’s 192.850, Utah State’s 191.650, and Yale’s 186.525. This marks a major scoring increase from last week at Rutgers. Floor was the Wildcats’ Best Event as they put up a 49.125, Bars was a close second due to their 48.925, Beam had a 48.700, and Vault a 48.250 to round out their day.

On the Vault, Chelsea Steinberg and Helena Diodati had 9.750s to lead the ‘cats, Katie Caliendo’s 9.7 was a close third among UNH gymnasts. On the Beam, Diodati’s 9.875 was the top team score, Danielle Reibold added 9.85, with Alison Carr back in action and scoring a 9.775, Katie Lawrence a 9.725, and Diane Grey, a 9.7 to make up the counted scores.

On the beam, Taryn LaFountain’s 9.825 was tops, Steinberg had a 9.8, Reibold a 9.775, and Julie Sauchuk a 9.750 as the scoring highlights. Floor was a big success as LaFountain hit a 9.925, Sauchuk added a 9.9, Caliendo a 9.85, and Courtney Connors and Tasia Percevecz had 9.725s.

Yale finished fourth with a 186.525 but there were plenty of bright spots in a lineup adjusting to the departure of several seniors from last season. Vault was the top scoring event of the day as the Bulldogs hit a 47.2, and Floor was second with a 47.050. On the vault, Senior Captain Brigitte Kivisto had the top score among her team with a 9.6. Freshman Tara Feld scored a 9.575 in her first collegiate meet, senior Allison Mak added a 9.5 as well to be part of a trio of Yale gymnasts above 9.5.

On the Bars, Freshman Lindsay Andsager had a 9.675 to lead the Bulldogs, she was also in her first collegiate meet ever. On the Beam, Mak hit a 9.750, and Feld added a 9.575 among the scoring highlights. Over on Floor, Kivisto put up a 9.6, sophomore Talis Trevino a 9.550, and Goldstein a 9.525 to produce the top 3 scores for their team. In the All Around, Kivisto had a 37.700, Mak a 36.900, Feld a 36.750, and Goldstein a 36.200.