BRIDGEPORT, CONN. - The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team defeated the University of Bridgeport 195.800 to 187.625 Saturday afternoon in Bridgeport. Freshman Amanda Hall (Bremerton, Wash.) led the Wildcats in the all-around competition scoring a personal best 39.425 and tying the new school record set by senior Jen Dickson (Salisbury, Md.) last weekend, while sophomore Jayne Propert (Bradley Beach, N.J.) scored a 9.90 on beam, a new personal best.
"Everyone nailed everything today, we went 24 for 24," said Head Coach Gail Goodspeed. "There wasn't a lot of pressure from Bridgeport, but we had the pressure from ourselves to prove that last week wasn't a fluke. It wasn't, we came out and performed the way I have known we can."
With a team score of 48.925 on bars, the 'Cats took a commanding lead in the first rotation, which they never let go of for the entire meet. Dickson had a 9.850 to lift New Hampshire to one its highest bar scores this season.
UNH moved to vault for the second rotation where the team carried the momentum from the beam. Hall led the Wildcats with a 9.90. Dickson and sophomore Vanessa James (Malden, Mass.) placed second and third with 9.775 and 9.750.
On floor, Dickson tied her personal best with a 9.925 as the New Hampshire added to their lead. Hall also set a new personal best with a 9.875.
The Wildcats went into the final rotation with a significant lead of Bridgeport, 146.625 to 139.125. Propert led the 'Cats with a 9.90, a personal best, as UNH did not score below a 9.700. Dickson and senior assistant captain Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) also had strong performances.
The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics teams returns home to host Towson and honor this year's senior class Saturday afternoon at the Lundholm Gymnasium at 1 p.m.