February 19, 2011


Bachelder Takes Second in the All-Around for the Hosts

Providence, R.I.- Junior Alli Aquilla (Sinking Spring, PA) led West Chester University to a 183.375-161.025 win over Rhode Island College in women’s gymnastics action held at The Murray Center on Saturday afternoon. Despite the loss, it was the Anchorwomen's second highest team point total of the season.


Aquilla turned in the day's top effort in the all-around with a score of 37.075.  She posted the top overall score on three events: vault (9.425), bars (9.100) and floor (9.450).  She also placed fourth on beam (9.100).



 Junior Kate Bachelder


Junior Kate Bachelder (Portsmouth, NH) provided the only all-around effort for the Anchorwomen (0-3), placing second with a score of 33.075. Bachelder placed eighth in all four events: vault (8.650), bars (7.250), beam (8.475) and floor (8.700).


West Chester (6-8) sophomore Kaley LaFleur (Seminole, FL) posted the top score on bars (9.425).  Sophomore teammate Melissa Voskian (Brielle, NJ) matched Aquilla's top score on vault (9.425) and classmate Rachel Pearson (Birdsboro, PA) matched Aquilla's leading mark on floor (9.450).



 Junior Sarah Chrane


RIC junior Sarah Chrane (Rochester, NH) and freshman Caitlin Elliott (Marlton, NJ) tied for the top placement among Anchorwomen on the day, sharing sixth place on floor (8.800).


Freshman Megan Saucier (Dartmouth, MA) had another strong outing for the Anchorwomen, garnering their highest individual score of the day with her seventh place effort on vault (8.925).  Saucier also placed ninth on floor (8.500).



 Freshman Caitlin Elliott


RIC freshman Fallon Connolly (Weymouth, MA) was the top RIC finisher on beam, placing seventh (8.500), while sophomore Angela Gargano (Byram, NJ) had the Anchorwomen's best showing on bars, also finishing seventh (7.950). 


Today's meet marks the Golden Rams' second besting of the Anchorwomen in the past month, having won at home by a 146.825-185.875 spread on Jan. 29.


In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen travel to Springfield for the final ECAC matchup of the regular season this Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.