Colonials Edged Out By New Hampshire
George Washington post's season-high score, but still fall to Wildcats
Feb. 28, 2009
DURHAM, NH - The George Washington Women's Gymnastics posted a season-high score of 193.900, but it wasn't to come out of Durham, NH with a win as the Wildcats of New Hampshire posted a team score of 194.825 in a winning effort.
The Colonials were very strong in three of the four events, but struggled in the vault rotation. The highest event score was the floor exercise as George Washington put up a 48.825, with strong scores all around from all the participants. Kristen Simpson and Megan Quinn led the Colonials with 9.825's and Leslie Delima and Amanda Murphy had 9.775 and 9.750 scores respectively. Simpson and Quinn tied for first in the meet with their scores.
George Washington also came out strong again in the uneven bars rotation as Bree Plotsker led the squad with a 9.825 routine and Quinn was right behind with a 9.800. Christa Devine recorded a 9.750, which helped the Colonials get a 48.625 in the event. On beam the Colonials recorded five scores of 9.650 or higher and finished with a 48.575 in the event. Overall George Washington had 16 routines of 9.650 or higher and are peaking their performance at the right time of the year.
New Hampshire recorded a team score of 194.825 and was led by Alison Carr, who had a 9.900 and 9.775 in her two events. Helena Diodati competed in the all-around for the Wildcats and recorded a score of 38.150 in the event. Delima was the lone all-around competitor for the Colonials, and she finished with a team score of 38.150.
The Colonials will return to action on Saturday, March 7 as they travel to Columbus, Ohio and take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. First rotation is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. EST.