Stoicovy's Career-High Not Enough as GW Gymnastics Falls to Pitt
March 3, 2012
WASHINGTON - Junior Stephanie Stoicovy was one of three Colonial gymnasts to set a career-high on Saturday afternoon but the George Washington gymnastics team fell to visiting Pittsburgh at the Charles E. Smith Center, 194.750-192.500.
Stoicovy used a career-high score of 9.925 on the floor exercise on the way to a second-place finish in the all-around with a 38.375. She also scored 9.600 on vault, 9.650 on uneven bars and 9.200 on the balance beam to earn a spot on the all-around podium for the seventh time this season.
Her floor routine tied her for fourth place all-time in program history and stands as the highest event score since Rachel Mann scored 9.950 in 2003.
The Colonials had two additional gymnasts earn career-high scores against the Panthers. Sophomore Taylor Henderson landed a personal best 9.725 on the uneven bars and junior Nefertiti Roy scored 9.775 on the floor exercise to tie for third place.
GW and Pitt held nearly identical scores after two rotations but the Colonials lost crucial ground on the balance beam where they struggled to a season low of 46.625. GW attempted a rally on the floor exercise in the final rotation, but the Colonials season-high 48.800 still left them short by just over two points.
Freshman Courtney Willoughby and sophomore Betsy Zander both scored season-highs on the uneven bars with matching 9.700 scores and senior Amanda Murphy also posted a season-high with a 9.800 on vault.
The Colonials will return to action on Thursday evening as they host the Yale Bulldogs in a dual meet at Charles E. Smith Center at 7 p.m.