January 25, 2013

Gymnastics Plays Host to Brown, Temple in Tri-Meet (Jan. 26) at 4 p.m.

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New Hampshire (2-1, 2-0 EAGL) vs Brown (2-1, 0-1 ECAC), Temple (0-7, 0-3 ECAC)
Jan. 26, 2013 • 4:00 p.m. • Lundholm Gymnasium • Durham, N.H.
Academic Excellence Day • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day 

Live Stats: http://www.unhwildcats.com/sports/gymnastics/2012-13/files/20130126.htm
Video Streaming:
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Jannelle Minichiello

LAST TIME OUT (Jan. 18) • DURHAM, N.H. – Making her first appearance on floor exercise this season, Kayla Gray equaled her personal best with a 9.850 to help propel UNH to a 193.850-193.525 upset victory over No. 19 North Carolina State on Jan. 18 at Lundholm Gym.
  Hannah Barile and Austyn Fobes paced the Wildcats' vault scoring with fourth-place-tying marks of 9.750, but UNH's vault total of 48.275 was bested by the Wolfpack's 48.900.
  On uneven bars, Fobes and N.C. State's Rachel Fincham shared first place with scores of 9.825. Gray set a personal best with a 9.800, and Jen Aucoin closed out the rotation with a 9.800 to tie Gray for third place.  
  The Wildcats' beam team was led by Erin Machado, who stepped up to score a career-high 9.800 and a share of fifth place.
  The meet came down to the final rotation, and the Wildcats proved up to the challenge by earning their highest score of the night (48.750). Jannelle Minichiello led off with a 9.700, a score matched by Machado and Barile to share fifth place. Gray, who did not compete on floor in the Wildcats' first two meets of the season, helped salt away the victory with her second-place and career-high-tying performance. New Hampshire's floor depth was the difference in topping the Wolfpack's 48.375.

SCOUTING THE BEARS: Brown started its season with a team score of 192.225 for second place Jan. 20 in a quad-meet at Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, R.I. Bridgeport earned the top spot with a 194.600, while the URI club team finished third (168.575) and Rhode Island College placed fourth (166.550). 
  Freshman Diana Walters finished in second place in the all-around competition with a 38.225 in her collegiate debut. Senior Julia Meyer led Brown on the bars with a 9.775 for third place. Senior Nicole Abdo boasted a personal record on the balance beam with a 9.800 for second place. On the floor exercise, junior Michelle Shnayder turned in a third place score of 9.800.
 Brown visited Lundholm Gymnasium twice in 2012; the Bears scored a 189.675 in finishing third in a tri-meet against UNH and Yale on Feb. 4, and Brown scored a 191.575 in a fourth-place finish at the March 3 UNH Invitational quad meet.

SCOUTING THE OWLS: Junior Brittanie DeMeno set three new career-highs while working all four events in a Jan. 19 quad-meet at Pittsburgh.As a team, Temple showed significant improvement from its season-opening 187.500 score in a fifth-place finish at George Washington's Lindsey Ferris Invitational in posting a score of 190.00 to earn fourth place. Maryland won the meet title with a score of 195.975, ahead of meet host Pitt (195.650) and Cornell (191.800).
   Temple's best event was on the balanced beam for the second straight week. After taking first place in their season-opener a week ago, the Owls posted a strong score of 48.300 for third place.
  Sophomore Sylvie Borschel led the Owls on the beam and tied for ninth overall in the competition with her score of 9.725. On bars, junior Heather Zaniewski returned to action and set Temple's top score with a 9.550. Stephanie Verry had an impressive demonstration in the floor exercise with her team-high score of 9.850, which placed her fifth overall in the event and gave her a new career-high.  

GAME DAY PROMOTIONS: Join us to celebrate the young fans who strive for academic excellence and all those who support the UNH gymnasts in their academic careers. Kids ages 3-12 who show their report card at the box office and all UNH faculty/staff will receive the discounted ticket rate of $3.00.

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