February 5, 2006

Bears Tumble Past Cortland State, 186.725-178.975

Feb. 5, 2006

Cortland, NY - Freshman Brittany Anderson finished first on balance beam and floor exercise, scoring 9.60 on each event, as the gymnastics team (3-4) defeated SUNY Cortland, 186.725-178.975, in a dual meet at Corey Gymnasium.

With a strong performance in all four events this afternoon, Anderson finished second on uneven bars with a 9.4 and posted an all-around score of 38.00. Senior Amber Smith was right behind Anderson tallying a 37.05 in the all-around.

On the bars Brown went 1-2-3-4 as senior Sarah Cavett won the event, posting a 9.575, leading the Bears with a team total of 45.975 to Cortland's 42.175 team score. Anderson's 9.4 gave her a second place finish while seniors Miriam Straus and Jessica Pouchet rounded out the top four finishers, posting 9.375 and 8.975.

On vault Smith and freshman Rachel Foodman tied in second, both recording a 9.55. Freshman Jennifer Sobuta finished with a 9.425 and was followed by Anderson who scored a 9.40.

The Bears dominated the beam posting a 46.60 team score, and took five top spots, with Anderson leading the way. Senior Mandi Baughman finished in second with a 9.375, Smith's 9.275 put her in third, and Cavett 9.25 was good for a fourth place finish. Sophomore Jessica Pestronk tied for fifth place recording a 9.10.

On the floor exercise Anderson and Smith went one and two as Anderson posted a 9.6 and Smith finished with a 9.575. Pouchet tied for third turning in a 9.475, while Foodman finished the event with a 9.30 for seventh place.

Brown will travel to Springfield College Sunday, February 12 for a 12:00 p.m. meet.