Penn gymnastics will be back on the mat on Sunday for a 1 p.m. meet against
Ursinus in Collegeville, Pa. The Quakers head into the meet against the Bears
looking to rebound from their third-place finish at the Ivy Classic last
weekend. New faces will be looking to make contribution for the Red and Blue as
the team looks to get healthy for the stretch run leading up to the ECAC
Championships on March 23 in Ithaca, N.Y.
Penn and Ursinus have met one other time this season at a
quad-meet hosted by Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J. on Jan. 19. The Quakers
scored a then-season-high 190.525 to place third, and the Bears were right
behind them, finishing fourth with a 182.725.
During that meet, Penn dominated on vault and floor, but
scored below average on beam and bars. The Quakers have since remedied those
issues, scoring at least 47.875 on bars since then and posting its two highest
team scores on beam this season during the past two meets.
Ursinus will be fresh off its 189.350-183.875 loss to West
Chester last weekend – the Bears’ score was their second-highest this season.
They have been competitive in every event this season, and will be pose a tough
test for the Quakers in Penn’s second-to-last dual meet of 2013.