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W&M Records Season-High Score on Senior Night
Updated: Tuesday 03/11/2011 (ET)
by Rob Turner
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 11, 2011) - With five seniors competing in their final home meet, the William and Mary women's gymnastics team posted its best score of the season but lost to Kentucky, 193.850-192.500, on Senior Night at Kaplan Arena on Friday.

In addition to recording a season high as a team for the second consecutive meet, the Tribe also recorded its best score of the year on bars (48.375).

W&M opened the competition on vault where it posted a team mark of 47.900. Senior Karla Bercaw led the way with a career-high 9.775, while senior Teenie Beck and junior Kristin Milardo registered a 9.700 and a 9.500, respectively.

The College then moved to bars, as Beck and freshman Jessica Pritchard both earned a 9.750 to help the squad total its best team mark of the season on the event. The score nearly equaled a season best for Beck, while it was Pritchard's career high. Milardo also came up big with a season-best 9.700, while senior Melissa Cream equaled a season high with a 9.675 for the second-consecutive competition.

Led by Bercaw's 9.750, the Tribe posted a team score of 47.825 on beam. Cream and senior Taryn Saunders also aided the effort with a 9.650 and a 9.550, respectively.

In the final rotation of the evening, senior Dina McNaughton led W&M on floor with a 9.775 to help the team post a 48.400. Milardo tallied a 9.700, while Beck registered a 9.675. Bercaw and Cream also contributed to the effort with a pair of 9.625's.

Cream was the College's top all-arounder and earned a season-best 38.400, while Milardo also recorded a season high with a 38.000.

With the regular season complete, the Tribe will now prepare for the ECAC Championships, which will be hosted by Brown on March 19.

Team Results
Kentucky - 193.850
William and Mary - 192.500

Karla Bercaw - 9.775
Teenie Beck - 9.700
Kristin Milardo - 9.500
Katie Durst - 9.475
Melissa Cream - 9.450
Jennifer Ware - 9.400

Teenie Beck - 9.750
Jessica Pritchard - 9.750
Kristin Milardo - 9.700
Melissa Cream - 9.675
Katie Durst - 9.500
Molly Walsh - 9.425

Karla Bercaw - 9.750
Melissa Cream - 9.650
Taryn Saunders - 9.550
Dina McNaughton - 9.450
Jessica Pritchard - 9.425
Kristin Milardo - 9.100

Dina McNaughton - 9.775
Kristin Milardo - 9.700
Teenie Beck - 9.675
Karla Bercaw - 9.625
Melissa Cream - 9.625
Jessica Pritchard - 9.275

Melissa Cream - 38.400
Kristin Milardo - 38.00

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