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W&M Women’s Gymnastics Defeats Yale with Record-Setting Performances
Updated: Friday 03/15/2013 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 15, 2013) - The William and Mary women's gymnastics team posted its second-best score of the season en route to defeating Yale, 193.300 - 189.525, at Kaplan Arena on Friday evening.

Highlighting a number of outstanding performances by the Tribe were those by freshman Brittany Stover and sophomore Maggie Lundeen. Stover won the all-around title with a school-record score of 39.150, while Lundeen claimed the floor title by tying the school record of 9.925.

Additionally, W&M registered season highs on bars (48.900) and floor (49.125). The team's bars score ranks as the fifth best in school history, while its floor mark is the second-best mark all-time.

The Green and Gold opened the meet on vault, where Stover claimed the individual title with by equaling her career high of 9.825. Senior Jennifer Ware placed second with a 9.700, while junior Larson Lasek placed third with a season-high 9.675. W&M earned a 47.975 in the event.

The Tribe then moved to bars where it tallied a 48.900 - the fifth-best mark in school history. Pritchard won the event by tying her career high of 9.850, which tied for seventh all-time in school history. Stover (9.825) and sophomore Stacia Ruse (9.775) also earned career highs and placed second and third, respectively. Lasek and senior Caitlyn Cook Furr also contributed to the team total with a pair of 9.725's. The score equaled Lasek's career high, while the mark established a career best for Cook Furr.

Lasek highlighted the Tribe's performances on beam and won the event with a career-high 9.775. Stover also came up big with a 9.725 en route to helping the team post a 47.300.

All six gymnasts in W&M's floor lineup totaled scores of 9.750 or better, as the team earned a 49.125 - the second-best mark in school history. Lundeen won the event title by tying the school record with a 9.925, while Pritchard (9.875) and Lasek (9.800) placed second and third, respectively. Pritchard's mark established a career high, while Lasek's matched the best score of her career. Stover (9.775), junior Lacy Cummings (9.750) and Ware (9.750) also posted outstanding performances.

While Stover won the all-around title with a school-record score of 39.150, Pritchard placed second with a 39.025, which ties for the second-best mark in school history. Lasek also registered a career high with a 38.975, which now ranks tied for the sixth-best score all-time at W&M.

The Tribe will close out its regular-season slate when it hosts Temple for Senior Day on Sunday at 1 p.m.











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