Gymnasts Fourth in NH Invitational

(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Durham, N.H. – For the fourth consecutive meet, the Yale gymnastics team topped 190 points, scoring a 190.925 to finish fourth in the New Hampshire Invitational on Saturday afternoon.  UNH finished first in their home gym, scoring a 194.850, Towson was second with a 194.675 and Brown, fresh off last Saturday's Ivy Classic win, finished third with a score of 191.850.  

Yale had a number of standout performances in a very high-scoring field, including Joyce Li, who scored a personal-best 9.800 on the bars, finishing fifth, on her way to a fourth-place finish in the all-around with a score of 38.125.  Right behind Li on the bars were both Lindsay Andsager and Morgan Traina, who tied for sixth with matching scores of 9.775.  Tara Feld came in fifth on the vault with a 9.775 and tied with Li in the all-around.  Freshman Brittney Sooksengdao was Yale's top finisher on the beam, coming in tenth with a career-best 9.650 while captain Stephanie Goldstein was the Bulldog's top scorer on the floor exercise, finishing 11th with a 9.675.

Next Sunday the Bulldogs will travel to College Park, Md., to face the University of Maryland and Central Michigan in the first of three away meets that take place during Yale's spring recess.  The meet is scheduled to begin at 5:00 P.M.

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity.