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No. 13 Tribe Defeats No. 14 Army, 411.35 409.4
Updated: Tuesday 03/02/2013 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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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.

Individually, junior Landon Funiciello claimed individual event titles on vault (15.050) and parallel bars (14.6), while freshman Neal Courter posted the meet's top score on high bar (13.9).

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.

The Green and Gold posted a team score of 66.4 on pommel horse and was led by sophomores Peter Ten Eyck (13.650) and Jason Wang (13.6), who placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

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.











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