Yale Falls at George Washington Invitational, Achieves Season-High Score

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Morgan Traina. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

WASHINGTON – The Yale gymnastics team placed second at the George Washington Invitational, falling to the Colonials 192.875-191.175. The team score was the highest of the season for the Bulldogs, and Yale swept the top three places in the all-around.

On vault, junior Tara Feld placed second with a score of 9.75, tying the tenth-highest recorded team score for Yale on the event. Freshman Joyce Li was second with a 9.65, and junior Stephanie Goldstein tied for seventh with a 9.575.

On bars, junior Lindsay Andsager and Li tied for first with a 9.75, along with GW's Kiera Kenney. Freshman Morgan Traina tied for fifth with a 9.675.

On beam, Traina placed second with a 9.8, and Feld was close behind in third with a 9.775. GW's Monique Blount won the event with a 9.825.

Feld and Li tied for second on floor exercise with a score of 9.75. Traina was fifth with a 9.6, and Goldstein and sophomore Tabitha Tay tied for seventh with a 9.575.

In the all-around, Traina placed first with a 38.575. Feld and Li tied for second with a score of 38.35.

"This was a really important meet for us. Morgan, Tara and Joyce swept the all-around and we did much better than last weekend. We still had to count two falls, but now we have an even better understanding of how well we can perform if we come together," said senior captain Mia Yabut.

The Bulldogs resume competition Friday, Mar. 16 at 7:00 p.m. against George Washington, Penn and Towson at the Towson Center.

Report filed by Margaret Greenberg '12, Yale Sports Publicity