NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In its first home meet of the season, the Yale gymnastics team fell to Rutgers but avenged an early season loss to Ithaca College, scoring a season-high total of 184.975. The Scarlet Knights won with a score of 190.575, while the Bombers scored a 177.925.
Captain Sherry Yang was happy with the result and the overall trajectory of the team.
"We've been following an upward trend in terms of scoring," said Yang. "I'm very happy with the direction the team is going. If we keep up this momentum, we'll be in very strong contention for the Ivy title."
The Bulldogs began the day on the vault, where they were led by Talis Trevino, who posted a career-best 9.375 to tie for sixth. Stephanie Goldstein and Yang finished eighth and ninth with 9.325 and 9.300, respectively. Maren Hopkins also broke 9.000, finishing 13th.
On the uneven parallel bars, Goldstein produced the top score for Yale, a season-best 9.125, good enough for fifth place. Lindsay Andsager and Trevino placed eighth and ninth with scores of 9.000 and 8.875.
Goldstein won the balance beam with a career-best 9.675 for the only Yale event victory of the day. Tara Feld tied for third with a season-high 9.550. In addition to Feld, Tabitha Tay and Nicole Tay recorded career bests as well, with scores of 9.425 and 9.400. Yang also posted a season-best score, a 9.200.
Goldstein also posted a career best on the floor exercise, a 9.675, finishing tied for sixth behind five Rutgers athletes. Feld also recorded a 9.675. Sherry Yang equaled her career high with a 9.550, placing tenth. Nicole Tay and Trevino tied for 12th with a 9.375.
Goldstein used her two career bests to finish third in the all-around, scoring a 37.800.
Report Filed by Trey Chandler '11