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Women’s Gymnastics Places Fifth at the ECAC Championships

Cortland, N.Y. — March 5, 2011 — The Springfield College women’s gymnastics team finished fifth of seven teams in the ECAC Division III Championships at Cortland this afternoon. The Pride scored 183.150 points, which just missed its top score of the year (183.350) as a team.

As a result, the Pride has finished its season as a “team”. It did not finish in the top three, which it needed to do in order to advance to the NCGA’s in Eau Claire, Wisc. March 25-26. The top three teams from the ECAC’s and from the Midwest each advanced to the NCGA’s.

SC hosted the NCGA’s, the Division III national championships, a year ago.

Today’s team scores were as follows: 1) host SUNY Cortland 190.000, 2) The College at Brockport 189.100, 3) Ithaca 188.050, 4) Ursinus 186.600, 5) Springfield 183.150, 6) Wilson 171.200, and 7) Rhode Island College 164.425.

There were two sessions at Cortland today. In session I, Brockport, Springfield, Wilson, and RIC competed. In session II, it was Cortland, Ithaca, and Ursinus.

SC’s best scores of the day were set by sophomore Brittany Baglow (Amherst, Mass.) in the all-around (37.325) and the beam (9.600), by senior Christina Pagella (Westfield, Mass.) in the vault (9.675) and the floor exercise (9.625), and by senior Ashley Moreck (Berlin, Md.) in the uneven parallel bars (9.200).

In the vault, Pagella’s 9.675 tied for the top spot in her session, but it tied for fifth overall. Marissa Goodstein of Cortland came through with a 9.825.

In the floor exercise, Pagella’s 9.625 placed fourth in her session, but only 12th overall. Kaitlin Dewey of Brockport had a 9.825.

In the balance beam, Baglow’s score of 9.600 took first in her session, but tied for sixth overall. Jessica Bolduc of Ithaca had the top score with a 9.725.

In the uneven parallel bars, Moreck’s score of 9.200 was fourth in her session, but overall it was 10th. Nicole Horodyski of Brockport had a 9.500.

Finally, in the all-around, Baglow’s score of 37.325, her best of the year, was good for third in her session, but only sixth overall. Sarah Nadrowski of Cortland had the top score of 38.375.