Gymnastics Earns Road Victory at Northern Illinois, 193.2-191.875

Ali Carr

DEKALB, Ill.Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) earned a victory on vault to headline a University of New Hampshire apparatus sweep, and Kate McGeever (Saco, Maine) posted the top score on floor exercise to spearhead a three-place event sweep as the Wildcats' gymnastics team defeated Northern Illinois, 193.2-191.875, on Saturday night at the NIU Convocation Center.

The Wildcats improved to 3-1 with the victory while dropping the Huskies to 1-3 on the season.

Carr scored a 9.8 on vault to notch the event victory, with Adrienne Hill (Midlothian, Va.) and Jillian Hudson (Sparkill, N.Y.) knotting for second place with a matching score of 9.75. As a team, the Wildcats outscored the Huskies on vault, 48.275-47.675.

New Hampshire earned a victory on uneven bars, 48.05-47.575, led by Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.), who tied for first place with a 9.8. Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) finished in third place (9.775) and Carr (9.75) placed fourth.

Balance beam belonged to the Wildcats as well, 48.2-48.15, with Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) producing her first career victory by amassing a 9.85. Northern Illinois's Megan Melandez scored a 9.775 for second place, and Carr took third with a 9.7.

McGeever, the reigning EAGL specialist of the week, earned the high score on floor exercise for the second consecutive week by registering a 9.8. The 'Cats rounded out the top three spots with Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) and Fobes tying for second place with matching totals of 9.775.

UNH will seek to extend its two-meet winning streak when it welcomes Yale and Brown to Lundholm Gymnasium for a tri-meet Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.unhwildcats.com.

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