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Men's Gymnastics Falls to William & Mary, 408.050 to 400.400

Chris Jost Springfield, Mass. -- March 3, 2013 -- Despite finishing 1-2 on pommel horse behind John Zirna and Pat Ryther, the Springfield College men's gymnastics team fell to its counterparts from William & Mary, 408.050 to 400.400, this afternoon at SC's Blake Arena.

Only two competitors participated in all six events, and they were both from the Tribe of William & Mary. Finishing 1-2 in the all-around were Daniel Potemski with a score of 83.200 and Keaton Ackerman at 78.700.

In this afternoon's competition, five competed and all five placed scores for each team, thus there was no margin for error for either squad.

Neal Courter had a fine meet for W&M as he captured three first-place finishes -- in the floor exercise (14.300), vault (14.150), and a tie with Potemski in the high bar (13.700). Landon Funiciello of W&M had a pair of firsts in the still rings (15.300) and in the parallel bars (14.800).

The other first-place finish was taken by Springfield's Zirna in the pommel horse (14.300).

Funiciello and SC junior Ryan Ponce had the most anticipated battle of the afternoon on still rings. Ponce is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in that category, while both are All-Americans. But it was Funiciello proving victorious (15.300) over Ponce (15.000) this afternoon.

Despite the loss, Springfield College Head Coach Steve Posner thought this could very well have been SC's "finest overall meet of the year."

Final Team Score: William & Mary 408.050, Springfield 400.400

All-Around
1) Daniel Potemski (W&M) -- 83.200
2) Keaton Ackerman (W&M) -- 78.700

Floor Exercise
1) Neal Courter (W&M) -- 14.300
2) Keaton Ackerman (W&M) -- 14.150
3) Landon Funiciello (W&M) -- 13.800
4) Killian O'Brien (SC) -- 13.700
5) Simon Casey (W&M) -- 13.600
6) Chris Jost (SC) -- 13.500
7) Andy Grabowski (SC) -- 13.350
8) Jon Zirna (SC) -- 12.950
9) Michael Deitz (W&M) -- 11.450
10) Ian Stratton (SC) -- 11.300

Pommel Horse
1) John Zirna (SC) -- 14.300
2) Pat Ryther (SC) -- 14.200
3) Jason Wang (W&M) -- 13.900
T4) Keaton Ackerman (W&M) -- 13.800
T4) Joe Carlson (SC) -- 13.800
T6) Brian Cogan (SC) -- 13.700
T6) Daniel Potemski (W&M) -- 13.700
8) Peter Ten Eyck (W&M) -- 13.600
9) Kris Yeager (W&M) -- 12.500
10) Ryan Ponce (SC) -- 12.200

Still Rings
1) Landon Funiciello (W&M) -- 15.300
2) Ryan Ponce (SC) -- 15.000
3) Daniel Potemski (W&M) -- 14.500
4) Jeff White (SC) -- 13.700
5) Ian Stratton (SC) -- 13.400
T6) Pat Hanley (SC) -- 13.200
T6) Kevin Miner (SC) -- 13.200
T6) Sam Patterson (W&M) -- 13.200
9) Neal Courter (W&M) -- 13.100
10) Peter Ten Eyck (W&M) -- 12.400

Vault
1) Neal Courter (W&M) -- 14.150
2) Daniel Potemski (W&M) -- 14.100
3) Michael Dietz (W&M) -- 13.900
4) Andy Grabowski (SC) -- 13.850
T5) Killian O'Brien (SC) -- 13.700
T5) Tucker McClure (SC) -- 13.700
7) Keaton Ackerman (W&M) -- 13.650
8) Landon Funiciello (W&M) -- 13.550
9) Ian Stratton (SC) -- 13.500
10) Chris Jost (SC) -- 13.300

Parallel Bars
1) Landon Funiciello (W&M) -- 14.800
2) Daniel Potemski (W&M) -- 14.000
3) Kris Yeager (W&M) -- 13.600
4) Sam Docherty (SC) -- 13.500
T5) Ryan Ponce (SC) -- 13.400
T5) Peter Ten Eyck (W&M) -- 13.400
7) Jon Zirna (SC) -- 13.300
8) Jeff White (SC) -- 13.100
9) Kevin Miner (SC) -- 13.000
10) Sam Patterson (W&M) -- 12.700

High Bar
T1) Neal Courter (W&M) -- 13.700
T1) Daniel Potemski (W&M) -- 13.700
3) Michael Deitz (W&M) -- 13.400
4) Derek Taranto (SC) -- 13.250
5) Keaton Ackerman (W&M) -- 13.200
6) Brian Cogan (SC) -- 13.100
7) Kris Yeager (W&M) -- 12.900
8) Tucker McClure (SC) -- 12.850
9) Andy Grabowski (SC) -- 12.800
10) Killian O'Brien (SC) -- 12.550

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