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Army Edges Men's Gymnastics Despite Career-Best Showings From Lamberton and Lewis

Army Edges Men's Gymnastics Despite Career-Best Showings From Lamberton and Lewis

Springfield, Mass. - January 27, 2019 - Despite career-best all-around performances from Stephen Lewis (Baltimore, Md.) and Trevor Lamberton (Willow Spring, N.C.) , the Springfield College men's gymnastics team was defeated by Army on Sunday afternoon in Blake Arena, 395.050 - 388.050.

It was the best team score of the season for the Pride, which improved its team score by nearly 10 points from last week.

Lewis, who was previously named the ECAC Men's Gymnast of the Week last Wednesday, finished second in the all-around competition as he posted the best-mark of his decorated career with a 80.900.  Lamberton was third in the all-around thanks to a career-high score of a 75.250.

On the pommel horse, a season-best 13.150 for Lewis proved to the winning score on the apparatus, and in a tie for fourth place, Springfield's Jack Vollo (Rochester, N.Y.) and Nick Cramer (Lincoln, Neb.) were credited with 13.000's.

The Pride had four of the top five scores on the parallel bars, led with Lewis who tied for first with a 13.500.  Jannik Haas (San Jose, Calif.) was credited with a season-high score of 13.400 to finish in third, while Wilkey Jr. and Lamberton tied for fourth as they each hit for career-best scores of 13.200.  On the horizontal bar, Haas led the Pride after posting a season-best score of 13.000, while Lewis tacked on a season-best mark of 12.850 as well.

On the vault, Lewis delivered the second-best score of the competition with a 14.300, while first-year Christian Wilkey Jr. (Lowell, Mass.) finished sixth with a 13.650, his highest mark so far as a collegiate student-athlete on the event.

Lewis again turned in the second-highest score in the meet on the rings after posting a 13.300.  Lamberton placed fifth for the Pride thanks to a career-high score of 12.650. 

Springfield will next compete on February 10 when it travels to the Midwest to face off against Illinois-Chicago.