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Women's Gymnastics Takes Second in Tri-Meet with Cortland and RIC

Women's Gymnastics Takes Second in Tri-Meet with Cortland and RIC

Cortland, N.Y. - February 5, 2017 - Competing in a tri-meet with Cortland and Rhode Island College, the Springfield College women's gymnastics program posted a season-high score of 187.000 en route to a second-place finish on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Dragons took first overall, as Cortland also registered a season-best score of 188.200, while the Anchorwomen took third overall with a 175.025.

Leading the Pride was standout senior Marissa DeAngelo (Brookfield, Conn.), who took first overall in the all-around competition with a score of 37.675, while sophomore Jessica Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.) took second with a 37.400. Additionally, senior Nicole Silva (Barrington, R.I.) was the meet's top finisher in the floor exercise, as she posted a 9.750 to win the event.

The Pride had five student-athletes record a 9.050 or better on vault, as junior Madi Bowen (Sunderland, Mass.) led the way with a 9.550 to take third overall in the event. Bowen was followed by first-year Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.), who notched a 9.400 to finish in a tie for seventh overall. 

Clemens was the Pride's top finisher on the uneven bars, as she notched a 9.400 to tie for third, as DeAngelo was not far behind with a 9.300 to talke fifth overall. Competing for the first time this season, standout junior Briana Kerr (Bolton, Conn.) posted a 9.275 to take sixth overall.

DeAngelo and Silva tied for third on the balance beam, as the duo each scored a 9.500, as Clemens followed with a 9.475 to take fifth. Additionally, junior Ashley Parchinski (Chester, N.Y.) took sixth as she registered a 9.425.  

Lastly, on the floor, Silva posted a winning score of 9.750, while Twomey finished in a tie for second with a career-best score of 9.675. Also recording career-best scores on the event was Bowen, who notched a 9.525, Clemens, who scored a 9.475, and Victoria Gendreau (Warren, R.I), who scored a 9.300.

Up next, Springfield College will hit the road once again when it travels to West Chester for a 1 p.m. dual meet on Saturday, February 11.