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.
Kentucky - 193.850
William and Mary - 192.500