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No. 3 Women’s Gymnastics Falls to Division II Southern Connecticut, 182.875-181.525

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 5, 2006 - Springfield College sophomore Cara Chadbourne (New Salem, Mass.) captured the floor exercise event (9.500) as the Pride, ranked third in GymInfo’s latest Division III poll, fell to Division II Southern Connecticut State University, 182.875-181.525, this afternoon at Moore Fieldhouse.

The Pride took the top three spots in the vault, with freshman Penelope Bohunko (Wilkes Barre, Pa.) scoring 9.50, junior Jillian Silverman (Ipswich, Mass) scoring 9.40, and freshman Jacqueline Mazzola (Framingham, Mass.) recording a 9.375 score. Silverman also placed second in the uneven parallel bars with a score of 8.825.

For Southern Connecticut, junior Erika Pysh posted first-place finishes in the uneven parallel bars (9.225), balance beam (9.55), and the all-around (37.225).

The Pride will next travel to Ursinus College for the ECAC Division III Championships on Saturday, March 11.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (Top Three Finishers):

1. Penelope Buhunko, SC 9.500
2. Jillian Silverman, SC 9.400
3. Jacqueline Mazzola, SC 9.375

Uneven Bars
1. Erika Pysh, SCSU 9.225
2. Jillian Silverman, SC 8.825
3. Krystie Tomlinson, SCSU 8.700

Balance Beam
1. Erika Pysh, SCSU 9.550
2. Kerry McGowan, SC 9.525
3. Rebecca Hargraves, SC 9.650

Floor Exercise
1. Cara Chadbourne, SC 9.500
2. Kerry McGowan, SC 9.475
3. Diane Dohnert, SC 9.450

All Around
1. Erika Pysh, SCSU 37.225
2. Kelly Todd, SCSU 39.425
3. Bethany Jeffords, SCSU 35.975
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