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January 8, 2012

 

GYMNASTICS POSTS BEST SCORE IN TWO YEARS IN SEASON-OPENER AGAINST SPRINGFIELD
Bridges Leads Team With Third Place All-Around Finish

Providence, R.I.-Junior Brittany Baglow (Amherst, MA) guided Springfield College to a 182.950-170.350 win over Rhode Island College in ECAC Div. III womenís gymnastics action held at The Murray Center on Sunday afternoon. Despite the loss, the final total was the highest score for RIC since January 14, 2010 when the Anchorwomen tallied a score of 170.900 against Wilson College.

 

Baglow turned in the dayís top effort in the all-around with a score of 37.075. She posted the top score on three events: vault (9.475), beam (9.525) and floor (9.750). Baglow also finished tied for second on bars (9.000).

 

Freshman Cory Bridges (Foxboro, MA) led the Anchorwomen in the all-around with a final score of 34.650 and was RICís top finisher in two of the four events. Bridges placed fifth on vault (9.025), tied for sixth on beam (8.650) and was ninth on both bars (8.450) and floor (8.525). Senior Kate Bachelder (Portsmouth, NH) was a close second for RIC (0-1) in the all-around, as she finished with a total score of 34.150. Bachelder placed sixth on both beam (8.650) and floor (8.850), and also finished 10th on both bars (8.300) and vault (8.350).

 

 

 Freshman Cory Bridges

 

Aside from an outstanding performance from Baglow, Springfield (1-0) got a boost from freshman Rachel Mattison (Andover, MA) who finished first on bars (9.225). Meanwhile, freshman Lauren Pocius (Wallingford, CT) had a stellar afternoon in the all-around, as she compiled a total score of 35.825. Pocius finished in a tie for second on bars (9.000), fourth on both floor (9.250) and vault (9.075) and was 10th on beam (8.500).

 

Freshman Abby Clark (Holderness, NH) finished in a tie for second on vault (9.350) and beam (8.950). Senior Carly Flynn (Franklin, MA) tied Clark for second on vault (9.350) and also took second on floor (8.500). Junior Annmarie Graziosa (Eastchester, NY) finished in a tie for second on beam (8.950) and also took third on floor (9.350).

 

For the Anchorwomen, freshman Ashley Ravo (Cranston, RI) posted a sixth place finish on bars (8.600), while freshman Mary Ocel (North Attleboro, MA) placed sixth on vault (8.900). Senior Sarah Chrane (Rochester, NH) was RICís second highest finisher on the floor as she placed seventh (8.775).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Bridgeport on Saturday, Jan. 14 (1 p.m.). Bachelder, Chrane and fellow senior captain Angela Gargano (Byram, NJ) will be recognized, along with their families, as part of Senior Day prior to the meet.

 

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