TOWSON, Md. – In the final athletic event in the Towson Center, senior Stephanie Stoicovy of George Washington University won the all-around competition with a 39.20 score as GW earned a 194.475 team score to edge Towson University (194.100) in a gymnastics meet on Friday night.
While the Colonials won the quad meet with their 194.475 score, Towson was second with a 194.100 score. Southern Connecticut took third place with a 191.325 score while West Chester (189.150) finished fourth.
The Colonials turned in a very consistent effort in winning the meet. GW earned a 48.675 team score on beam and a 48.250 team score on floor. The Colonials also had a 48.675 score on vault and a 48.875 score on bars.
Towson came up with a seasonal high 49.025 team score on floor but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Colonials on the final rotation.
Competing in her final home meet, senior Britney Russell of Towson tied for first place on floor with teammate Abby Griswold. They both earned 9.85 scores. Sophomore Lauren Ross also contributed a 9.80 to take third.
Stoicovy won the balance beam competition with a 9.85 score while teammate Betsy Zander took second place with a 9.825 score. Sophomore Janis Konkle finished third on beam for the Tigers with a career high 9.80 score. The Tigers also got strong performances on beam from junior Alexa Davis and freshman Erin Odom, who each had 9.75 scores to tie for fourth place.
Junior Kiera Kenney of GW took first place on bars with a 9.85 score while sophomore Samantha Lutz of Towson finished second, matching her career high of 9.80. Taylor Henderson and Stoicovy of GW tied for third place with 9.775 scores.
On vault, senior Rebecca Brady of Southern Connecticut took first place with a 9.85 score. Freshman Katie Sassa of Towson was second with a 9.825 score as she tied for second with Henderson.
Russell, who was honored in post-meet ceremonies, tied for sixth on vault with a 9.725 score.
In the all-around competition, Griswold earned a career high 38.95 score as she finished second in the meet. Zander was third with a 38.475 all-around score.
The Tigers close out the regular season on Sunday, March 17 with a meet at George Washington against the Colonials, Maryland and Brown.
College Gymnastics: 1. George Washington 194.475, 2. Towson 194.100, 3. Southern Connecticut 191.325, 4. West Chester 189.150.
VAULT: 1. Rebecca Brady (SC), 9.85; 2. Katie Sassa (TOW), Taylor Henderson (TOW), 9.825.
BARS: 1. Kiera Kenney (GW), 9.85; 2. Samantha Lutz (TOW), 9.80; 3. Taylor Henderson (GW), 9.775; Stephanie Stoicovy (GW), 9.775.
BEAM: 1. Stephanie Stoicovy (GW), 9.850; 2. Betsy Zander (GW), 9.825; 3. Janis Konle (TOW), 9.80.
ALL-AROUND: 1. Stephanie Stoicovy (GW), 39.20; 2. Abby Griswold (TOW), 38.95; 3. Betsy Zander (GW), 38.475.