GW Gymnastics Scores Season-High at Kent State Tri-Meet
Colonials Post Season-High Team Scores on Vault and Balance Beam
Jan. 25, 2013
KENT, Ohio - The George Washington gymnastics team posted a season-high score of 193.875, including the top team performances of the season on vault and balance beam, in a third-place finish against No. 23 Kent State and Western Michigan on Friday evening at the M.A.C. Center.
The host Flashes won the event with 194.675, followed by Western Michigan with 194.125.
The Colonials scores of 48.600 and 48.100 on vault and balance beam, respectively, were the top team totals in the events this season. GW added scores of 48.450 on uneven bars and 48.275 on floor exercise.
Senior Stephanie Stoicovy earned a spot on the all-around podium for the third week in a row to start the season, scoring 38.925 for second place overall. Junior Betsy Zander joined her on the podium in third place with 38.900.
Stoicovy turned in the Colonials top floor exercise routine with a score of 9.825 (t-4th). She added a 9.700 on the vault, uneven bars and balance beam.
Zander posted scores of 9.750 on vault, 9.750 on uneven bars, 9.675 on balance beam and 9.725 on floor exercise.
Junior Taylor Henderson continued to improve on the uneven bars, tying for fourth place on the event with a new career-high score of 9.850. She added a 9.650 on vault and 8.975 on floor exercise.
Senior Kayla Carto was the top balance beam performer for the Colonials for the second week in a row. The Davison, Mich., native scored a 9.750 to tie for second place. Stoicovy tied for fourth with 9.700.
On the vault, sophomore Elena Corcoran scored 9.775 for the second consecutive week.
The Colonials conclude their current three-meet road trip with a visit to Durham, N.H., on Sunday for a tri-meet with East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) foe New Hampshire and Yale.