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Women's Gymnastics Produces Season-Best Team Score of 186.500 in Home Opener

Women's Gymnastics Produces Season-Best Team Score of 186.500 in Home Opener

Springfield, Mass. - January 27, 2019 - Competing in Blake Arena for the first time this season, the Springfield College women's gymnastics team produced a season-high team score of 186.500 versus Division-II West Chester University on Sunday afternoon. The Rams, which won the dual meet, notched a team score of 191.850.

The Pride was led by senior Jess Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.), who won the all-around competition with a combined score of 37.700, as her vault score of 9.525 was her best of the day.

Beginning the day on vault, Clemens was the Pride's top finisher with her 9.525, but was followed closely by Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.), who recorded a mark of 9.500. Next was Taylor Jackson (Ocean, N.J.), who tallied a score of 9.475, finishing just ahead of Haether Gomes (Beverly, Mass.), who scored a 9.450. Springfield College finished the rotation with a combined score of 47.350, its highest of the day.

Moving to the uneven bars, Jackson led off with a 9.175, before Taylor Campagnone (Johnston, R.I.) posted a score of 9.150 as the Pride's fourth competitor. Wrapping up the rotation was Lena Morant (Gambrills, Md.), who scored a 9.175, and Springfield College's best mark of the day, a 9.475 from Clemens.

On the balance beam, Gomes started the rotation with an impressive 9.375, before Campagnone followed with a big score of 9.500. Junior Sarah Murphy (Norwell, Mass.) was the top scorer for the maroon and white in the rotation, putting forth a mark of 9.575, before Clemens wrapped things up with a 9.350.

Lastly, in the floor exercise, Campagnone continued her stellar day with another 9.500, before Clemens continued her strong meet as well with a 9.350. Finishing off the meet for the Pride was Ali Rushlow (Worcester, Mass.), who scored a 9.300 as Springfield College's fifth competitor, before Twomey brought it home with the maroon and white's top score of the day, a 9.625.

Springfield College will return to action on Saturday, February 2 when it travels to Yale University for the Don Tonry Invitational, set to begin at 12 p.m. in New Haven, Conn.