The gymnastics team concluded its season in the best way possible with a win at the USAG Collegiate National Championships in New Haven, Conn. The Red posted a score of 191.675, dead even with Bridgeport to share the title. Throughout the meet the Red knew that it had a shot, but was not sure of the final results until the announcement was made.
“It was crazy,” said rising junior Maddie Pearsall. “Basically throughout the meet we were keeping track of [Texas Women’s] because they won last year so we figured that they were our main concern. We knew that their last event didn’t go very well, and then when they made the announcements they came in fourth. When they finally announced that we had tied Bridgeport for the win, everybody went nuts.”
The golf team closed out its season at the Ivy League Championships in Atlantic City, N.J., over the weekend. The Red improved over the course of the three-day, 54-hole tournament but was unable to move up the leader board and finished seventh.
The Red posted a team total of 297 strokes for each of the first two days, while hitting a 295 on the final day to finish the tournament 15-over-par. Columbia won the championship after outlasting Penn to win by one stroke.
Considering the less-than-stellar scores the Red has posted this spring, the squad felt that it produced a strong showing.
The golf team has the chance to put a disappointing spring season behind it this weekend when they close out their season with the Ivy League Championships. The Red has posted less than stellar performances in spring matchplay, but has the chance to redeem itself with a strong showing at the three-day, 54-hole Ivy League Championship tournament this weekend.
“We’re going to go out and play the best that we can,” said junior Robert Cronheim, who has led the Red in scoring this spring. “Right now we’re not worrying about what place we finish, we’ll just see what happens.”
The team has spent a large amount of time practicing in preparation for this weekend. Everybody on the team knows that there is always plenty of room for improvement.
Yes, the Sox got off to a slow start (3-6 earlier this season). But if this were the NFL, they would be halfway through the fourth quarter of their first game. There are plenty of games still to be played, so there’s no reason to worry yet. Not to mention the fact that four of the games they lost were decided by just one run. They’ve played some tough teams too — the Rays and Angels both made the playoffs last year and with the addition of Matt Holiday, Jason Giambi, Orlando Cabrera (forever a hero in Red Sox Nation), and of course Nomar “I definitely took steroids” Garciaparra, the A’s are primed to make a run for a playoff spot this year.
The softball team traveled up north to Syracuse yesterday afternoon to take on the Orange in an out-of-conference doubleheader. The Red (31-9, 10-2 Ivy) came in hot, winners of their last five games. Syracuse (23-13, 8-4 Big East) entered the day winners of their last three, and would ultimately continue their winning ways by shutting down the Red offense on their way to a sweep.
The Red was unable to get anything going offensively all afternoon. The Red totaled nine hits over the two games, but Syracuse pitcher’s quieted the Red’s bats so they were unable to string enough hits together to put runs on the scoreboard.
The gymnastics team concluded its season in the best way possible over the weekend with a win at the USAG Collegiate National Championships in New Haven, Conn. The Red posted a score of 191.675, dead even with Bridgeport to share the title. Throughout the meet the Red knew that it had a shot, but was not sure of the final results until the announcement was made.
“It was crazy,” said sophomore Maddie Pearsall. “Basically throughout the meet we were keeping track of [the] Texas [women] because they won last year so we figured that they were our main concern. We knew that their last event didn’t go very well, and then when they made the announcements they came in fourth. When they finally announced that we had tied Bridgeport for the win, everybody went nuts.”
The golf team kicks off the spring half of its season this weekend when it travel to compete at Prospect Bay Country Club in Towson, Md., to compete in the Towson Invitational. The Red is eager to get a fresh start to this season and get back into the groove of playing competitive golf.
“We’re extremely excited,” said junior Robert Cronheim. “We’re ready to go out and play some competitive golf again. We’re all very eager to get back out there.”
The Red got their first taste of outdoor golf in months over spring break when they traveled down to Orlando, Fla., for the week. Led by lone upperclassmen, Cronheim, the Red returned to the course with vigor.
The gymnastics team tied its highest-ever finish at the ECAC Championships this weekend, posting a stellar 193.050 to finish a mere .275 points behind winner Towson. The Red did not have to count a single fall throughout the entire meet, something that it has been striving for throughout the season. Despite the frustration of not being able to edge Towson, the Red was very excited about its performance. [img_assist|nid=36176|title=Now that’s good form|desc=Freshman Melanie Standridge scored a 9.800 on beam, earning a third-place finish.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
The gymnastics team continued its record-setting season over the weekend by traveling to Piscataway, N.J., and defeating Rutgers for the first time ever in the Livingston Recreation Center. The Red gutted out a slim 190.350-190.075 victory to improve its overall record to 13-5 and secure third place in the ECAC.
The Red was able to maintain composure and come away with the win, despite being shaken up halfway through the meet when freshman Kaitlin Hardy was taken away on a stretcher after injuring herself while warming up. There was obvious concern amongst the team for Hardy, but the Red was able to regain its focus and finish the meet strong.
The gymnastics team repeated as champions at the annual Ivy Classic this past weekend in New Haven, Conn. The Red dominated the competition, posting a 190.800, more than two full points higher than runner-up Brown. The Red came out of the gate strong, winning what has consistently been their weakest event throughout the season, balance beam. Freshman Melanie Standridge tied for the top spot, scoring a 9.775 along with Yale’s Alina Liao.