Sunday, April 14, 2024

W&M Women’s Gymnastics Edged by West Chester on Senior Day

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — The William & Mary women’s gymnastics team posted an impressive performance but was edged by West Chester, 194.125-192.275, in front of a large and electric crowd at Kaplan Arena on Senior Day.

A trio of Tribe standouts highlighted W&M’s individual efforts, as Sofia Huang (vault, 9.800; career high), Caroline Blatchford (9.775, bars; equaled career high) and Michelle Ngo (9.825, floor) all claimed event titles.

Grace Costello also recorded a top-three finish by placing third on vault with a career-high 9.775, while she also tallied the squad’s best score on beam (9.725).

As a team, W&M’s best performance came on vault where it posted the seventh-best score in school history (48.725).

Event Recaps

Vault – 48.725 (season high; seventh-best score in school history)
Sofia Huang – 9.800 (T1st; career high)
Grace Costello – 9.775 (T3rd; career high)
Sarah Kuper – 9.750 (season high)
Caroline Blatchford – 9.725 (career high)
Hannah Burke – 9.675
Anne Marie Kuebler – 9.175

Bars – 47.975
Caroline Blatchford – 9.775 (T1st; equaled career high)
Sarah Kuper – 9.700 (season high)
Tori Sipes – 9.625
Catherine Bare – 9.525
Sarah Wozniak – 9.350
Ascha Laird – 9.000

Beam – 47.775
Grace Costello – 9.725
Sofia Huang – 9.650 (season high)
Madeline Frazier – 9.625
Sarah Kuper – 9.400
Melanie Faulkner – 9.375
Caroline Blatchford – 9.000

Floor – 47.800
Michelle Ngo – 9.825 (1st)
Hannah Burke – 9.700
Grace Costello – 9.550
Summer Penzi – 9.375
Sophie Chandler – 9.350
Madeline Frazier – 8.625

Up Next
W&M will return to action when it competes in a quad meet hosted by Maryland (with George Washington and Central Michigan) next Friday at 7 p.m.

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