Springfield, Mass. -- February 7, 2010 -- The Springfield College women's gymnastics team defeated their counterparts from SUNY Cortland this afternoon on Super Bowl Sunday at SC's Blake Arena, by a score of 185.300 to 183.300. It was SC's highest score of the year. Brittany Baglow (floor exercise), Ericca Castagna (vault), and Audrey Lastra (beam) were all individual winners for the Pride.
Springfield mounted a big comeback on the final event, the floor exercise. SC was down by .600 -- 137.700 to 137.100 -- but posted some of its best scores of the year as a team, going 1-2-3-4 in that event to end the meet. As a result, SC won by two full points.
Only one competitor during the day competed in the All-Around, and that was senior Christine Haungs (Derby, N.Y.) of Cortland. Haungs finished with an excellent all-around score of 37.025, highlighted by a pair of 9,600's on the beam and floor exercise. She also had a 9.500 on the vault.
On the floor exercise, Baglow, a freshman from nearby Amherst, Mass., topped everyone with a 9.700. She was followed by sophomore Carly Flynn (Franklin, Mass.) at 9.675, Castagna, a senior co-captain from Topsfield, Mass. at 9.650, and senior Kayleigh Davis (Whitefield, N.H.) at 9.600. SC finished with a tremendous 48.00 score on the floor exercise.
On balance beam, Lastra, a senior co-captain from New Milford, Conn., topped the field with a 9.650. Baglow finished third with a 9.450. Haungs of Cortland took second at 9.600.
On vault, Castagna, a senior co-captain from Topsfield, Mass., captured first with her 9.675. Cortland senior Chris Cate (Concord, N..H.) took second at 9.575. SC senior Jeanna Bradle (New Milford, Conn.) placed in a tie for third at 9.550, along with Cortland senior Jenn Najuch (North Tonawanda, N.Y.).
The Red Dragons had their best success, at least in relation to their opponent, on the uneven parallel bars (1-2), where junior Kasey Cutler (East Hampton, Conn.) took first at 9,300. Sophomore Cady Tinney (Nichols, N.Y.) was second at 9.200. For Springfield, its best was sophomore Megan German (Spencer, Mass.) at 9.000. She placed third.
Up next, the Springfield women will host Southern Connecticut on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 5:00 pm.
Final Team Score:
Springfield 185.300, Cortland 183.300
1) Christine Haungs, Cortland -- 37.025
1) Ericca Castagna, SC -- 9.675
2) Chris Cate, Cortland -- 9.575
T3) Jeanna Bradle, SC -- 9.550
T3) Jenn Najuch, Cortland -- 9.550
5) Christine Haungs, Cortland -- 9.500
6) Brittany Davis, SC -- 9.450
Uneven Parallel Bars
1) Kasey Cutler, Cortland -- 9.300
2) Cady Tinney, Cortland -- 9.200
3) Megan German, SC -- 9.000
4) Carly Flynn, SC -- 8.850
5) Marissa Rusin, SC -- 8.800
6) Jeanna Bradle, SC -- 8.700
1) Audrey Lastra, SC -- 9.650
2) Christine Haungs, Cortland -- 9.600
3) Brittany Baglow, SC -- 9.450
4) Ashley Fleming, Cortland -- 9.425
5) Danielle Trota, SC -- 9.300
6) Amanda Recor, Cortland -- 9.150
1) Brittany Baglow, SC -- 9.700
2) Carly Flynn, SC -- 9.675
3) Ericca Castagna, SC -- 9.650
T4) Kayleigh Davis, SC -- 9.600
T4) Christine Haungs, Cortland -- 9.600
T4) Jenn Najuch, Cortland -- 9.600