Gymnastics Falls to N.C. State, 196.500 - 195.575

Feb. 28, 2004

RALEIGH, NC - The George Washington gymnastics team set a season high, but it wasn't enough as they fell to N.C. State, 196.500 - 195.575, on Friday, February 27. This was the second time in a row that GW scored above 195.000, as they continue to build towards their goal of qualifying for the NCAA Regionals. The Colonials continued to show their versatility with four different gymnasts posting the team's highest score on the individual events.

On vault, sophomore Erin Aiken (Centreville, VA/Chantilly) and freshman Jess Guilbert (Leesburg, VA/Stone Bridge) led GW to a total score of 48.725 with scores of 9.800. Senior Lindsay Parks (Council Bluffs, IA/Abraham Lincoln) was next with a 9.750.

Junior Stefanie Tocco (Melrose, MA/Melrose) posted her best score of the season on the uneven bars with a 9.850 to help the Colonials to a 48.850. Senior Rachel Mann continued to regain her form from last season with a 9.800 on the event.

GW had another outstanding night on the balance beam, totaling a 49.125. Senior Lauren Bernstein (St. Louis, MO/Clayton) shattered her career high with a 9.875. Guilbert finished just behind her with a 9.850, followed by Aiken with a 9.825.

Parks was the top finisher for GW on the floor exercise with a 9.825 to lead the Colonials to a total of 48.875. Mann scored a 9.800 with all of the other Colonials performers finishing in the 9.700s.

The Colonials will look to improve on their season high for the third meet in a row when they take on Maryland in College Park on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m.



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