No. 27 Gymnastics Posts Second Straight Victory

Jan. 21, 2018

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va.– In the return to the site of their historic 2017 NCAA Regionals appearance, the George Washington gymnastics team found success once again in Morgantown when they took first-place with a season-high score of 195.575 on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum. The Colonials edged host West Virginia (195.400) and topped East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) rival Towson (194.00) in their matinee matchup.

Seniors Cami Drouin-Allaire (39.225), Alex Zois (39.125), and Jillian Winstanley (39.100) swept the all around podium to propel the team to victory for the second-straight week.

The Colonials began the afternoon on bars, where the squad finished with a score of 48.600. Winstanley led the way with a 9.825, a score that placed her first on the podium, while Zois posted a 9.750 to take third place. Drouin-Allaire chipped in a 9.725, Rachel Kaplan scored a 9.675, and Julia McLaughlin finished with a career-high 9.600 to round out the Colonials score.

GW then moved to beam, where Winstanley paced the team for the second-straight week with a score of 9.825. Zois tied-for-third in the event with a 9.800, while Brooke Bray, Drouin-Allaire, Sara Mermelstein, and Liz Pfeiler all earned scores of 9.750 to give the Colonials a 48.875 total. For Bray, the 9.750 marks a season-high after scoring a 9.650 at the Lindsey Ferris Invitational last weekend.

On floor, the Colonials had their best event of the day, totaling a season-high team score of 49.125. Drouin-Allaire posted a team-high 9.875. Sara Mermelstein finished in third place with a season-high 9.850, while Zois and Seibold followed closely behind with scores of 9.825. Cydney Crasa also had a stellar performance on floor, earning a season-high 9.750.

GW’s final rotation came on vault, posting a 48.975 to close out the afternoon of competition. Drouin-Allaire came up on top for the Colonials with a 9.875, a score that earned her the top spot on the podium. McLaughlin had a career-high 9.800 performance, Pfeiler also posted and 9.800, and Mermelstein and Zois finished with identical scores of 9.750.

The Colonials will face another EAGL foe next weekend when they hit the road to go head-to-head with New Hampshire on Sunday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m.



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