Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

After posting a record setting score in their tri-meet at the end of January, the West Chester gymnastics team fell to their opponents in their following two meets.Although the gymnasts posted two impressive scores, they were unable to top the scores of their rivals.

West Chester traveled to Temple University on Feb. 5 for the Ken Anderson Invitational. They competed against Towson, William & Mary and hosts Temple.

After setting the bar so high in only their third meet of the year, West Chester had a lot to live up to. They finished in fourth place at the Ken Anderson Invitational, but managed to score a 184.625 nonetheless.

West Chester scored their top score of the year on the vault with a 46.700. Alison Mitrosky had West Chester’s best score with a 9.75, followed by Kaley LaFleur with a 9.4 and Melissa Voskian with a 9.35.

LaFleur also registered her highest all-around score of the year with a 37.575.

Towson registered the highest team score of the afternoon with a 190.700. They were trailed by Temple, who came in second place with a 186.725 and William & Mary, who’s third place score was a 186.200.

West Chester had a short week with only three days off before they traveled back to Philadelphia for a quad meet at the University of Pennsylvania.

West Chester was very close to having themselves a repeat performance on the vault and finished with a score of 46.575. Voskian came in fourth overall on the vault with a 9.4, just slightly better than her score earlier in the week.

West Chester’s only top three result came from LaFleur, who finished in second on the balance beam with a score of 9.650, only .100 short of the first place gymnast.

The only West Chester gymnast to finish in the top ten all-around was Paige Griffin, who finished the afternoon in sixth place with a score of 34.700.

The University of Pennsylvania finished the afternoon in first place with an impressive score of 187.925. Ursinus came in second place with a score of 182.925 to just slightly edge West Chester’s score of 182.750. Wilson College rounded out the scoring for the day with a 162.750.

West Chester had the chance to rematch Ursinus College in a match on Sunday, Feb. 13. The meet did not make it into this week’s issue of The Quad.

The Rams will return home on Feb. 25 for their final regular season home meet of the season against Wilson College. The meet is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

West Chester will then host the ECAC Championships that will take place towards the end of March.

Amy Festa is a fourth-year student majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at AF649219@wcupa.edu.

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