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Yale to Face George Washington, Penn and Towson this Weekend

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

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After scoring a season-high team total of 191.175 last weekend at George Washington, the Yale gymnastics team will travel to Towson, Md., on Friday for a quad meet with George Washington, Penn and Towson.

At GW, junior Tara Feld scored a 9.75 on the vault, tying the tenth-highest recorded team score in Yale history. On bars, junior Lindsay Andsager and freshman Joyce Li tied for first with a score of 9.65. Freshman Morgan Traina won the all-around with a score of 38.575, and Feld and Li tied for second with a score of 38.35.

Yale has already seen GW this year. The Bulldogs fell to the Colonials 192.975-191.175 last weekend at a meet hosted by GW. The Colonials have scored as high as 193.125 this year.

This weekend marks the third of four meetings between the Bulldogs and the Penn Quakers in the 2012 season. In a dual meet at Yale on Jan. 28, Yale fell to Penn 191.225-188.35. At the Ivy Classic, hosted by Cornell on Feb. 26, Penn won with a score of 192.65. Yale was fourth with a score of 190.725. Penn's season-high for the year is a 192.975. The two teams will face off a final time at the ECAC Championships at Penn on Mar. 24.

The hosts, the Towson Tigers, are the six-time defending ECAC champions. Yale faced Towson in a tri-meet hosted by the Tigers on Mar. 2 and placed third with a 187.95. Towson won the meet with a score of 192.85. The Tigers have scored as high as a 191.4 this season.

Competition is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Towson Center.

Report filed by Margaret Greenberg '12, Yale Sports Publicity