Gymnastics Takes Meet Over Yale, 193.150-191.00

PHILADELPHIA – Competing for the second time this season, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team put together and impressive performance in defeating Ivy rival Yale, 193.150-191.000, Sunday afternoon inside The Palestra.

For the Quakers the score is a great indicator for things ahead, putting together their best overall team score since April of 2013, when they scored a 193.350 in the team preliminaries of the USAG Collegiate Nationals.

Penn’s best event on Sunday was beam, scoring a 48.650 as a team. The Quakers were led individually by junior Elyse Shenberger, with a 9.775, tying for the top-spot overall individually on the event. Senior Amber Woo tallied a 9.750 on beam.

On bars Penn scored a 48.550 team total, led by junior Morgan Venuti with a 9.775. That mark was good enough for second overall individually, followed by Quaker freshman Emily Shugan with a 9.750.

For the second straight week the Quakers performed well on the floor exercise, following up a 48.475 last week against Stanford, with a 48.350 this week versus the Bulldogs. Elyse Shenberger led all individuals overall scoring a 9.750, followed by junior Carissa Lim with a 9.725.

Penn finished with a 47.600 team score on vault, with junior Emily Paterson notching the top score of 9.550 for the Quakers.

Yale finished with a 47.675 on vault, 47.600 on bars, 48.325 on beam, and 47.400 on floor. The Bulldogs claimed the top two individual positions on two events, vault and bars. Freshman Anna Merkuryev scored a 9.700 on vault, and senior Morgan Traina scored a 9.825 on bars. Traina also tied for the top-spot on beam with a 9.775.

Penn continues its run of home meets to begin the season, hosting Cornell, West Chester, and Ursinus in a quad-meet Sunday, Feb. 1 beginning at 1 p.m. inside The Palestra.

Download: 01-25-15, Gym Penn vs. Yale results.pdf