DURHAM, NH- The Wildcats hosted #13 Penn State on Sunday afternoon in Lundholm Gymnasium with the home team improved upon their score last week to 194.250, and the visitors picked up the win and scored a 196.125. Penn State continues their winning ways after a win at West Virginia the week before.
By virtue of UNH not currently fielding any all-arounders and Penn State fielding five, they had the placings all to themselves. Sharaya Musser posted a 39.425, Madison Merriam a 39.350, Whitney Bencsko a 39.175, Kassidy Stauder 38.925, and Krystal Welsh had a 38.975.
In the Vault placings Musser flew to a 9.950, Merriam came second with a 9.875, and Bencsko along with UNH’s Courtney Connors and Jillian Hudson all had 9.8s. All other competitors excepting 1, had a 9.7 or better including Alison Carr’s 9.775, Hannah Barile’s and Welsh’s 9.750, Alexandra Witt of PSU had a 9.725, Adrienne Hill and Stauder had 9.7s also. These marked personal bests for Hudson and Hill.
Danielle Reibold of UNH, Merriam, and Musser had 9.8’s on the Uneven Bars. Carr had the second highest score of 9.775, Stauder and Welsh had 9.750s, Jen Aucoin and Bencsko had 9.725s as well.
Over on the Beam, Musser led the way with a 9.9, event specialist Daryl Konsevick had a 9.850, Bencsko’s 9.825 was third highest, Merriam had a 9.8 as well. Kayla Gray led the Wildcats with a personal best of 9.775, Stauder added a 9.7 too.
Finally on the Floor, Merriam led the meet with a 9.875, Erin Machado set a personal best and UNH’s best score of 9.850. Konsevick, Welsh, and Bencsko also had 9.825s. Stauder and Musser added 9.775s to round out PSU’s scoring. Kate McGeever and Erika Rudiger had 9.750s and personal bests as well for the Wildcats, followed by Reibold’s 9.725.
UNH hosts fellow EAGL team, Pitt next weekend. Penn State is back at home to open against Alabama, Michigan State, and Cornell.