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Women's Gymnastics Set Ten Personal Bests, Yet Fall to SUNY-Cortland 186.525 to 185.575

Springfield, Mass. – February 17th, 2008 – Ten scores for the Springfield College Women’s Gymnastics team were personal bests, however the Pride fall to SUNY-Cortland in a dual meet held in Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College.

SUNY Cortland’s Amber French took first place in the vault and tied for first on the floor exercise as the Red Dragons squeaked by Springfield College 186.525 to 185.575. The team score for the Pride marks their highest total of the season.

Senior Alice Efland (Auburn, Maine) of Springfield College had two personal bests with a fifth place score of 9.525 on the floor exercise and a fourth place score of 9.300 on the uneven parallel bars. Also setting a personal best on the floor was sophomore Alexandra Ploenes (Medina, Ohio) who tied for first with a score of 9.700.

With more personal bests on the floor exercise were sophomore Kayleigh Davis (Whitefield, N.H.) sophomore Jeanna Bradle (New Milford, CT) and junior Jackie Mazzola (Framingham, MA).

Along with Efland on the parallel bars with personal bests were junior Jenna Williams (Townsend, MA) who finished second with a 9.450, freshman Ashley Moreck (Berlin, Md.) and senior Amberlynn Gifford (Manchester, N.H.).

Freshman Christina Pagella (Westfield, MA) was outstanding on the balance beam with a score of 9.500 which beat her previous best mark by a half point.

Next week the Women’s Gymnastics team will be back in action as they host MIT in a dual meet on Sunday, February 24th at 1 p.m. in Blake Arena.

Team Scored
SUNY-Cortland 186.525, Springfield College 185.575

Individual Scores

Vault –
1) Amber French, (Cortland) 9.525
2) Jenn Najuch, (Cortland) 9.450
3) Jeanna Bradle, (SC) 9.425
T4) Brittany Davis, (SC) 9.375
T4) Kelly Villa, (Cortland) 9.375
6) Chriatine McAulay, (SC) 9.275

Uneven Parallel Bars –
1) Christine Haungs, (Cortland) 9.650
2) Jenna Williams, (SC) 9.450
3) Jeanna Bradle, (SC) 9.325
T4) Alice Efland, (SC) 9.300
T4) Ashley Moreck, (SC) 9.300
T4) Kasey Cutler, (Cortland) 9.300

Balance Beam –
1) Christine Haungs, (Cortland) 9.675
2) Christina Pagella, (SC) 9.500
3) Brittany Davis, (SC) 9.300
4) Jenn Najuch, (Cortland) 9.175
5) Kasey Cutler, (Cortland) 9.150
6) Alyssa Neely, (Cortland) 9.100

Floor Exercise –
T1) Alexandra Ploenes, (SC) 9.700
T1) Amber French, (Cortland) 9.700
3) Kayleigh Davis, (SC) 9.600
4) Jenn Najuch, (Cortland) 9.550
T5) Alice Efland, (SC) 9.525
T5) Lauren Pytel, (Cortland) 9.525

All Around
1) Alexandra Ploenes, (SC) 36.750

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