Springfield, Mass. - February 19, 2017 - Competing for the first time in Blake Arena this season, the Springfield College women's gymnastics team swept all four rotations and defeated Ithaca College, 188.950-185.700 on Saturday afternoon.
Leading the Pride was the trio of senior Marissa DeAngelo (Brookfield, Conn.), senior Nicole Silva (Barrington, R.I.) and sophomore Jessica Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.), as DeAngelo won the all-around competition, vault and balance beam, while Silva finished first overall on the floor, and Clemens first on the uneven bars.
DeAngelo posted a 38.200 in the all-around, while Clemens combined for a 37.325.
Starting on vault, DeAngelo earned the top score of the afternoon, as she posted a 9.575, while sophomore Heather Gomes (Beverly, Mass.) came in second with a 9.500. Silva took fourth overall with a 9.475, while Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) was the Pride's fourth-best finisher with a 9.350.
Clemens was impressive on bars, as her score of 9.625 won the rotation, while Briana Kerr (Bolton, Conn.) was third overall with a 9.550. DeAngelo was the Pride's third-best competitor on the bars, as she posted a 9.375, which was closely followed by Corri Greis (Spotswood, N.J.), who notched a 9.200.
Springfield College earned the top four scores on the balance beam, as DeAngelo's 9.650 won the event, while Silva took second with a 9.625, Gomes third with a 9.600, and freshman Sarah Murphy (Norwell, Mass.) posted a career-best 9.550 to take fourth.
Lastly, on the floor, Silva's score of 9.625 was good for first, while DeAngelo registered a 9.600. Junior Lauren White (Littleton, Mass.) and Clemens both tied for third with a 9.500.
Up next, Springfield College will return to Blake Arena on Sunday, March 5, when it will host Southern Connecticut State University at 1 p.m.