Springfield, Mass. - January 29, 2017 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics team battled Penn State University on Sunday afternoon in Blake Arena in a showdown of two of the top men's collegiate programs on the East Coast.
The Nittany Lions prevailed over Springfield by a score of 408.100 to 384.550.
In the all-around competition, Stephen Lewis (Baltimore, Md.) finished second with a career-best mark of 78.900. Lewis had Springfield's best score on the pommel horse with a 13.700 and on the rings after notching a 13.400.
Chris Graff (Old Bridge, N.J.) and Lewis each tallied team-best marks of 13.800 on the vault, while Mike Grimaldi (Middletown, N.J.) produced a score of 13.500 to lead Springfield's efforts on the parallel bars. Additionally, on the high bar, Springfield's Phil Ordonez (Jacksonville, Fla.) registered the fourth-best score with a 12.500 on the afternoon.
The Pride will be back in action next Sunday when it hosts the New England Invitational Championships.