Maryland Edges Gymnastics, 192.725-191.725
Feb. 23, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, MD - The George Washington University gymnastics team fell to Maryland, 192.725-191.725, in an East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) contest Wednesday evening at the Comcast Center Pavillion. Junior Amy Stack (Matthews, NC) equaled her season-high with a 9.8 on vault to share top individual event honors with the Terps' Rachel Martinez to highlight action for the Colonials.
The Colonials posted scores of 48.175 on vault, 47.075 on bars, 47.825 on beam and a season-high 48.650 on floor as two Colonials recorded season-high marks.
Junior Erin Aiken (Centerville, VA) earned all-around runner-up honors with a total of 38.425, while classmate Heather Kaufman (Austin, TX) finished with a score of 37.950. Aiken's top mark came on floor where she scored a 9.775, along with senior Meagan Wilson (Lilburn, GA), to secure a tie for third individually. In addition, Wilson's score eclipsed her season-high.
On vault, sophomore Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA) recorded the Colonials' next best performance behind Stack with a 9.7 to earn a tie for fourth, while sophomore Emily Howarth (Columbus, OH) nearly equaled her season-best at 9.625.
Aiken was GW's top performer on bars with a 9.575 to earn a tie for fourth, followed by senior Stefanie Tocco (Melrose, MA) and freshman Gillian Coleman (Boston, MA) with marks of 9.525, respectively, to tie for sixth. Kaufman led the way for the Colonials on beam with a 9.625 to claim fourth overall, while Guilbert (9.6), Aiken (9.55), Coleman (9.525) and Wilson (9.525) all earned a spot in the top 10.
GW's best team performance came on floor as Aiken, Wilson, Kaufman and Coleman each recorded scores of 9.725 or better. Kaufman placed fifth individually with a 9.75, while Coleman posted her second-straight collegiate-best with a mark of 9.725 to continue her string of solid performances for the Colonials.
GW (7-10) is back in action when it hosts William & Mary on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Smith Center.Team Scores
1. Maryland - 192.725
2. GW - 191.725