PITTSBURGH, Pa- In their second meet in the Keystone State in as many weeks the University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team steps away with a win. The Wildcats posted a final score of 192.000 against Pittsburgh, who ended with 191.400.
On the uneven bars, their first rotation of the meet, the 'Cats were able to post a score of 47.700. Senior Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, M.D.) scored the event high score with a 9.800. Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) was not far behind posting a 9.725. earning a third place finish.
Bethany Wagner (Bound Brook, N.J.) scored the team high on the vault with a 9.7. The team hit fifty percent of their vaults. Crystal Beak (DeWitt, N.Y.) was in for Harley who suffered a bruised toe after winning the all-around last week. Beak had a score of 9.000 after only one day of training.
The Wildcats were down after two events, but pulled through with "awesome floor exercises," said head coach Gail Goodspeed. Rose Kosowski (Whitesboro, N.Y.) captured first-place in the event with a 9.875, followed closely by Wheaton (9.825) and finally Suzanne Poretz with a 9.800.
"Floor really pulled out for us," said Goodspeed. "We did a really good job, and Pittsburgh had a lot of falls, it was the key to the event."
The women finished up on the beam. Junior Katie Revis (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) stepped in for Harley in the event. Though Revis had a fall, due to a dislocated finger, she still held third place in the event. Poretz also performed well in spite of her injury.
In the all-around competition Kosowski placed first with a score of 38.725. Jen Dickson (Salisbury, M.D.) was close behind with a 38.600, and Poretz placed third (36.825.)
"We did well tonight, but we have our work cut out for us in the up-coming week. We need to get everyone healthy and out on the floor," said Goodspeed. This win boosts the 'Cats record to 5-1. The women return to action February 4, at Rhode Island with West Virginia.