Springfield, Mass. - March 11, 2017 - In its final regular-season meet of the 2017 season, the Springfield College women's gymnastics program posted a team score of 189.050 to take second overall in a quad meet with Brown University, Cortland and Rhode Island College in Blake Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Brown posted a winning team score of 193.425, while Cortland took third overall with a 188.425 and the Anchorwomen rounded out the quad with a 182.575.
The Pride was led by another outstanding performance from senior Marissa DeAngelo (Brookfield, Conn.), who took second overall in the all-around competition with a 38.450, consisting of a 9.700 on vault, a 9.400 on the uneven bars, a 9.675 on the balance beam and a 9.650 in the floor exercise. Also competing in the all-around was sophomore Jessica Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.), who posted a career-best 38.050, including matching her personal best score of 9.525 in the floor exercise.
Starting on vault, DeAngelo was the Pride's top finisher, as her 9.700 tied her for third overall. Following the senior was classmate Nicole Silva (Barrington, R.I.), who notched a 9.500, while Clemens and Madi Bowen (Sunderland, Mass.) registered matching scores of 9.475.
Leading Springfield College on the uneven bars was standout junior Briana Kerr (Bolton, Conn.), who produced a 9.600 to tie for third overall in the meet, while Clemens followed with a 9.575. Also impressive on the bars was DeAngelo, who posted a 9.400, and senior Corri Greis (Spotswood, N.J.), who scored a 9.275 in her final meet in Blake Arena.
DeAngelo posted a mark of 9.675 on the balance beam to lead the Pride in that event, while sophomore Heather Gomes (Beverly, Mass.) registered a 9.575 to finish in a tie for fifth overall. Additionally, Clemens notched a 9.450 to finish in the Pride's top three.
Lastly on the floor exercise, DeAngelo and freshman Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.) led the way with identical scores of 9.675, while Bowen posted a career-best score of 9.575 to finish ninth overall. Rounding out the group was Clemens with a 9.525 and Silva with a solid 9.500.
Next up, Springfield College will head to SUNY Brockport on Sunday, March 19 to compete in the NCGA East Regional Championships at 1 p.m.