TOWSON, Md. (March 2, 2012) - The William and Mary women's gymnastics team placed second in a three-team meet hosted by Towson on Friday evening. Towson earned the team title with a score of 192.850 and was followed by W&M (190.325) and Yale (187.950).
The Tribe opened the meet on bars and recorded the top team score in the event with a 48.525. Freshman Stacia Ruse led W&M and placed second among all competitors with a 9.775, which equaled her career high. Sophomore Jessica Pritchard also equaled a career best (9.750), while senior Kristin Milardo and freshman Maggie Lundeen totaled a 9.725 and a 9.650, respectively.
Milardo and Ruse both registered a 9.550 on beam en route to helping the team tally a 45.850.
In the third rotation of the evening, W&M earned a 48.050 on floor. Lundeen was the Tribe's top performer and nearly equaled a career high with a 9.775. Milardo and sophomore Larson Lasek also came up big with a 9.700 and a 9.625, respectively.
W&M finished the meet on vault and was led by Milardo's 9.725. Ruse's 9.625 also contributed to the team total of 47.900.
Milardo was the College's top all-arounder and placed second among all competitors with a 38.700, while Ruse earned a career-high 38.550. Pritchard and Lasek also competed as all-arounders and earned a 37.775 and a 36.625, respectively.
The Tribe will return to action when it competes at North Carolina State next Friday.