WEST POINT, N.Y. (March 2, 2013) - Competing in an exciting dual meet that came down to the final event, the No. 13 William and Mary men's gymnastics team defeated No. 14 Army, 411.35 - 409.4, on Saturday afternoon at Gross Sports Center in West Point, N.Y.
In addition to claiming the top team score on vault with a season-high 71.95, W&M also posted the best team marks on rings and high bar. The high bar differential of 67.350 - 61.350 was especially significant in the tightly contested dual meet.
Courter led the Tribe on floor with a 14.55 and placed third overall en route to helping the team earn a 70.1 in the event.
Funiciello (14.7) and junior Daniel Potemski (14.2) were W&M's top two performers on rings and placed second and third, respectively, en route to helping the squad total a 68.35.
The Tribe tallied a season-high 71.95 on vault and was led by Funiciello's winning score of 15.050, which represented a season high. Courter also came up big with a career-high 14.850 to place second.
Funiciello also highlighted W&M's performances on parallel bars, as his winning score of 14.6 helped the squad record a 67.2.
The Green and Gold posted the top three marks on high bar, as Courter (13.9), Potemski (13.8) and sophomore J.J. Jindra (13.4) led the way in what proved to be a decisive event in determining the dual meet's winner.
The Tribe will return to action tomorrow when it competes in a dual meet at Springfield.