PROVIDENCE, R.I., January 28, 2006 - Springfield College's Jillian Silverman (Ipswich, Mass.) continued to build on her solid junior campaign, winning the vault competition (9.425) and the balance beam event (9.450), as the Pride, ranked third in GymInfo's latest Division III poll, defeated host Rhode Island College, 176.725-171.175, on Saturday afternoon in Providence.
Other winners for the Pride in the meet included freshman Kristen Fairburn (Salem, N.H.), with a 9.150 score on the uneven parallel bars, and sophomore Cara Chadbourne (New Salem, Mass.), with a 9.300 score in the floor exercise.
Along with Chadbourne, senior Brianna Jeffords (Amherst, N.Y.) and freshman Felicia Massaro (East Brunswick, N.J.) rounded out the top three in the floor exercise event, with Jeffords finishing just behing Chadbourne, recording a 9.200 score, and Massaro placing third with an even 9.000 score.
SC also received solid contributions from first-year Jenna Williams (Townsend, Mass.), with a second place finish in the uneven parallel bars (8.800), junior Heather Tuden (Londonderry, N.H.), with a third place performance on the vault (9.125), and freshman Jacqueline Mazzola (Framingham, Mass.), as she finished third on the balance beam (8.700).
The Pride improves to 3-2 overall on the season with the victory and next travels to Ithaca College for a meet on Sunday afternoon, February 5, in a 1:00 p.m. start.