GAME DAY: Gymnastics Sticks it for a Cure Saturday night vs Yale and Brown
New Hampshire (3-1, 2-0 EAGL) vs Brown (1-1, 0-0 Ivy), Yale (3-1, 0-1 Ivy)
Feb. 4, 2012 • 7:00 p.m. • Lundholm Gymnasium • Durham, N.H. • Stick it for a Cure
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LAST TIME OUT: DeKalb, Ill., • Jan. 29, 2012 - 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.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: Yale dropped its Ivy League opener to defending league champion Penn at home, 191.225-188.35, on Jan. 28. Junior Tara Feld had a particularly strong day, winning vault and floor with a score of 9.75 on each event. Feld also competed on beam, scoring a 9.275.
Standout freshman Joyce Li placed second in the all-around with a 37.725 despite a fall on beam. She also placed fourth on bars (9.675) and tied for third on floor exercise (9.6). Junior Stephanie Goldstein was the Bulldogs' top beam performer with a 9.425. Freshman Morgan Traina competed on all four events and scored a 36.675.
Yale opened its season by capturing a quad-meet over Springfield College, Brockport, and Southern Connecticut State on Jan. 22. Li finished first in the all-around with a 38.05 and first on beam with a 9.7
SCOUTING THE BEARS: Brown is 1-1 on the young season after placing second in a tri-meet against Bridgeport and Rhode Island College on Jan. 22. The Bears scored 187.425 points, with Bridgeport (191.8) taking the victory and Rhode Island College settling for a third-place score of 169.25.
Senior Katie Goddard tallied a 9.75 to take third place on floor exercise, and freshman Allison Rubenstein earned a 9.725 on balance beam to lead the Bears on that event. Rubenstein finished second in the all-around with a 37.625 in her collegiate debut.
The Bears squared off with the Wildcats twice in 2011, finishing third out of four teams at Lundholm Gymnasium on Feb. 12 in the UNH Invitational and capturing another third-place finish in a tri-meet in Durham on March 7 that was won by Central Michigan, with UNH placing second.
STICK IT FOR A CURE: Join the Wildcats in supporting breast cancer research this Saturday night at Lundholm Gymnasium. Wear pink, and your ticket will cost just $3.
NEXT UP: Following Saturday night's tri-meet, UNH hits the road for a quad-meet at defending Ivy League Champion Penn on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Brockport and Wilson College will also compete.