January 14, 2012


Bridgeport Downs RIC, 189.150-172.150 in Purple Knights’ Opener

Providence, R.I.-Senior Sarah Chrane (Rochester, NH) registered career-high scores on both floor and beam as the Rhode Island College women’s gymnastics team posted their best score since 2009 in a 189.150-172.150 loss to the University of Bridgeport on Saturday afternoon at The Murray Center.


Chrane notched a career-high score of 9.500 for a fourth-place finish on floor to lead all Anchorwomen, while registering a career-high score of 9.100 for a sixth-place finish on beam, which was also the best effort of the day for RIC (0-2).


 Chrane, along with fellow senior captains Kate Bachelder (Portsmouth, NH) and Angela Gargano (Byram, NJ), were recognized along with their families prior to the start of the meet as part of Senior Day 2012.



 Senior Sarah Chrane along with her parents Rae Ann and Scott


Sophomore Lissette La Fex (Diamond Bar, CA) led Bridgeport (1-0), as she finished in the top two on all three of the events she competed on. La Fex finished first on both bars (9.800) and beam (9.800), while finishing second on floor (9.700). Freshman Caitlin Perry (North Kingstown, RI) finished first on floor (9.800), while also posting a second-place finish on vault (9.775). Sophomore Zahara Stamps (Phoenix, AZ) took first on vault (9.800) for the Purple Knights.


Freshman Cory Bridges (Foxboro, MA) led the Anchorwomen on two events, finishing fourth on bars (8.650), sixth on vault (9.275), while also finishing seventh on floor (9.025). She led RIC with a score of 34.900 in the all-around, while Bachelder finished with a score of 34.075 in the all-around. Bachelder’s day was highlighted by an eighth-place finish on both floor (8.900) and beam (8.675), and rounded out her day with a ninth-place finish on vault (8.750).



 Senior Kate Bachelder with her parents Brian and Kristin


Freshman Sasha Tsikhanovich (Marysville, OH) led Bridgeport in the all-around, as she finished with a score of 37.675. She took second on beam (9.650), second on bars (9.550), fifth on vault (9.625) and ninth on floor (8.850). Freshman Alex Oringer (Levittown, NY) had a strong showing for the Purple Knights too, as she finished third on both floor (9.675) and vault (9.700).


Freshman Mary Ocel (North Attleboro, MA) was impressive for the Anchorwomen on vault, as she placed eighth overall with a score of 9.150. Sophomore Caitlin Elliot (Marlton, NJ) finished ninth on vault with a score of 9.050. Freshman Jessica Mushinsky (Shrewsbury, MA) was stellar on bars for RIC as she finished seventh overall (8.000), while sophomore Fallon Connolly (Weymouth, MA) took ninth overall on beam (8.600).



 Senior Angela Gargano with her parents Elizabeth and Dan


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Brown on Sunday, Jan. 22 (2 p.m.).