DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team is off to a 2-0 start after defeating Penn State on Sunday afternoon in Lundholm Gymnasium by a 194.700-193.800 margin. The Wildcat score of 194.700 was the fourth highest mark in the gymnastic program's history. This victory was just the fourth time in 21 years that UNH has defeated Penn State under head coach Gail Goodspeed.
UNH won this meet with team depth, as Penn State took first place in all four events and the all-around.
Leading the way for the 'Cats in the all-around was freshman Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.), who checked in with a four-event total of 38.675.
In the vault, UNH was led by Harley, who placed fourth overall with a judgment of 9.75.
Junior Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, Md.) took second place on the bars with a team-high score of 9.85.
On balance beam, senior Katy Fader (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was the top performer for the home team, posting a 9.875.
In the floor exercise, which was UNH's best event and the deciding event of the meet, it was junior Rose Kosowski (Whitesboro, N.Y.) finishing third overall with a score of 9.825.
The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team will return to action on Jan. 22 at Massachusetts. The meet begins at 4 p.m.