No. 25 Women's Gymnastics Continues Hot Streak

Jan. 28, 2018

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DURHAM, N.H. -- In its first dual meet of the season, the George Washington gymnastics team continued to prove its dominance in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL), defeating conference rival UNH on Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

GW (7-2), posted a season high score of 196.175 on Sunday, led by a strong team performance on balance beam. The Colonials combined to score 49.175, while also posting 49.125 on vault, 49.025 on floor exercise, and a season-high 48.850 on bars.

The Colonials started the afternoon on bars, posting a season-high team score of 48.850. Jillian Winstanley led the squad, finishing the event with a 9.800 while Liz Pfeiler, Rachel Kaplan, and Julia McLaughlin all earned season-high scores of 9.775. For McLaughlin, the 9.775 also marked a career high on bars. Alex Zois closed out the scoring for the Buff and Blue with a 9.725.

GW then moved to the vault, where the squad finished with a score of 49.125. Cami Drouin-Allaire and Winstanley earned team-high scores of 9.875 while Sara Mermelstein followed closely behind with a season-high and career-high matching 9.825. McLaughlin and Pfeiler also posted solid scores for the Colonials, both finishing the event with a 9.775.

The Buff and Blue then took to the floor, where they posted a 49.025. Winstanley finished with a season-high 9.875 to lead the team, while Zois posted a 9.825. Senior Madeline Seibold came in closely behind with a 9.800, Drouin-Allaire finished with a 9.775, and sophomore Cydney Crasa had a season-high 9.775 performance.

The Colonials closed out the meet on beam, where the squad had their best event of the day, finishing with a season-high score of 49.175. Pfeiler and Winstanley completed stellar 9.90 performances for the Colonials, Zois earned a solid 9.850, and Brooke Bray posted a season-high 9.775 in the event. Sara Mermelstein rounded out the score for GW with a 9.750.

LOOK AHEAD: GW returns home to host its annual Pink Meet next Sunday at 1 p.m. The Colonials will welcome William and Mary, Kent State, and UW-Oshkosh to the Smith Center.



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