February 21, 2005

Yale Breezes by Brown and Bridgeport

Feb. 20, 2005

Providence, RI-The Yale women's gymnastics team cruised to their fourth straight win this season with a stellar performance against Brown and Bridgeport. The Bulldogs earned first place with a team score of 189.7, Bridgeport came in second with a 183.65 and Brown finished third with a mark of 183.125.

Anne McPherson led the team with a stunning first place finish in the all-around competition, scoring 37.875 points. McPherson is a perennial force in the all-around category; her win against Brown and Bridgeport is her third individual all-around title of the season.

Not far behind McPherson in the all-around was powerhouse senior Kathryn Fong, who scored a 37.6 for a strong second place finish in the all-around.

Yale trumped Brown and Bridgeport in the individual exercises, sweeping all events.

Christine Lacy led the team in the vault competition, placing first with a score of 9.625.

On bars, Kathryn Fong once again dominated her signature event for an easy first place finish, scoring 9.8.

McPherson scored a 9.75 on the floor exercise, earning a solid second place finish. Although Mcpherson was the only Yalie to place in the floor exercise, four of the other Bulldogs still finished with a solid 9.5 or higher.

The Eli's strongest showing was on beam, where they easily shut out the two other teams. Fong led the team with a first place score of 9.525. Kristen Campbell came in second with a mark of 9.425, and McPherson was third with a 9.35. Lacy and Suchitra Paul tied for fourth place on beam with a 9.325.

The Bulldogs return to action at home on Saturday, Feb. 26, for the Ivy League Classic.

Report filed by Christie Yang '06, Yale Sports Publicity Department.

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