Friday, April 12, 2024

Women’s Gymnastics Defeats Fisk in Historic Matchup

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — The William & Mary women’s gymnastics team completed a successful weekend at Kaplan Arena, as it earned its second consecutive dual meet victory with a 190.025-189.550 win against Fisk in front of nearly 2,000 fans on Sunday afternoon.

The historic matchup marked the first time two Black female head coaches – Kelsey Hinton (William & Mary) and Corrinne Tarver (Fisk) – have competed against each other in an NCAA gymnastics meet.

Keaghan Schafer highlighted the Tribe’s individual performances by winning floor (9.775), while Sarah Kuper placed second on vault with a career-high 9.725 and finished third on bars by equaling her career best (9.700).

Additionally, Abby Carpenter and Michelle Ngo earned top three finishes on beam and floor, respectively.

As a team, W&M posted the top scores on bars and floor.

Event Recaps
Vault – 47.500
Sarah Kuper – 9.725 (2nd; career high)
Grace Costello – 9.550 (season high)
Hannah Burke – 9.550
Sophie Chandler – 9.525
Emma Wiley – 9.150
Sofia Huang – 8.875

Bars – 47.150
Sarah Kuper – 9.700 (3rd; equaled season high)
Caroline Blatchford – 9.650 (season high)
Sarah Wozniak – 9.575
Amanda Jackson – 9.125
Emma Wiley – 9.100
Ascha Laird – 8.750

Beam – 47.000
Abby Carpenter – 9.700 (3rd; career high)
Sarah Kuper – 9.675
Caroline Blatchford – 9.400
Keaghan Schafer – 9.125
Lily Walker – 9.100
Grace Costello – 8.450

Floor – 48.375
Keaghan Schafer – 9.775 (1st)
Michelle Ngo – 9.700 (3rd)
Grace Costello – 9.675
Hannah Burke – 9.650
Abby Carpenter – 9.575
Sophie Chandler – 9.550

Up Next
W&M will return to action when it competes in a quad meet hosted by Towson next Sunday at 1 p.m. In addition to Towson, the competition will feature George Washington and Fisk.

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