Gymnastics Tops West Chester in Final Home Meet

PHILADELPHIA - In the final home meet of the season for the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team, the Quakers hosted thier "Think Pink" game and defeated West Chester at Hutchinson Gymnasium Wednesday night.

Penn won the meet with a team score of 189.950. West Chester finished the meet with a score of 182.300. Kristen Strausbaugh won the all-around competition with a score of 38.475.

On the first rotation, led by Laura DiPaolo, Penn earned a 47.375 on the vault. DiPaolo had the best score of the meet on the vault with her total of 9.700. Megan Milavec and Strausbaugh finished in a tie for second on the team and third at the meet with matching scores of 9.525.

When the Quakers moved to bars, Strausbaugh led the way with a 9.650 - the best performance of the meet. Infact, the Red and Blue had the topfoureffortsonthe bars as Strausbaugh was followed by Kristen Hughes (9.575), DiPaolo (9.575) and Elise Bowe (9.450). As a team, Penn finished with a 46.950.

On the balance beam, Milavec had the meet's best score with a 9.800. Katie Graham was second for the Quakers with her performance of 9.675. As a team,the Red and Blue accumulated a score of 48.325.

During the final rotation, on the floor, the Quakers were led by Strausbaugh once again. She finished with a 9.650, followed by Dana Bonincontri's 9.575. Penn finished with a score of 47.300.

Wednesday night was also Penn's "Think Pink" game in whichall proceeds from the meet went toward the fight against breast cancer and the Quakers donned pink-themed Penn leotards.

The Quakers have just one regular season meet remaining. The Red and Blue head to Ithaca, N.Y., Saturday to take on Ivy rival Cornell at 1 p.m.

Team Standing Top
Place Team Score
1 University of Pennsylvania 189.950
2 West Chester 182.300
3 Ursinus 63.525
University of Pennsylvania
Head Coach: John Ceralde Top
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr
Dana Bonincontri 8.700 9.450 9.575
Elise Bowe 9.325 9.450 9.575 9.275 37.625
Laura DiPaolo 9.700 9.575 9.625
Katie Graham 9.675 9.275
Kristen Hughes 9.575
Lucy la Cour 9.225
Megan Milavec 9.525 8.600 9.800 9.525 37.450
Claire Stingley 9.300 9.000
Kirsten Strausbaugh 9.525 9.650 9.650 9.650 38.475
Team Totals 47.375 46.950 48.325 47.300 189.950
Ursinus
Head Coach: Jeff Schepers Top
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr
Kira Oldham-Curtis 9.575 9.275 9.775 9.750 38.375
Gianna Paone 9.075 8.475 7.600
Team Totals 18.650 17.750 17.375 9.750 63.525
West Chester
Head Coach: Barbara Cordova Top
Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr
Alli Aquila 9.500 8.400 8.400 9.250 35.550
Lindsey Britt 9.425
Jenna Ciatto 9.150 9.200 9.100
Laura D'Annunzio 8.050
Melissa Filer 9.425
Kaley LaFleur 9.200 8.625 9.125 8.450 35.400
Felicia Massaro 9.200 9.025
Amber Miller 8.925
Alison Mitrosky 9.300
Rachel Pearson 8.525 9.425 9.550
Megan Snyder 8.575 9.375
Melissa Voskian 8.825
Team Totals 46.350 43.050 46.550 46.350 182.300
Vault Results Top
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Laura DiPaolo University of Pennsylvania 9.700
2 Kira Oldham-Curtis Ursinus 9.575
3 Megan Milavec University of Pennsylvania 9.525
3 Kirsten Strausbaugh University of Pennsylvania 9.525
5 Alli Aquila West Chester 9.500
6 Elise Bowe University of Pennsylvania 9.325
7 Claire Stingley University of Pennsylvania 9.300
7 Alison Mitrosky West Chester 9.300
9 Lucy la Cour University of Pennsylvania 9.225
10 Kaley LaFleur West Chester 9.200
10 Felicia Massaro West Chester 9.200
12 Jenna Ciatto West Chester 9.150
13 Gianna Paone Ursinus 9.075
14 Melissa Voskian West Chester 8.825
Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Kirsten Strausbaugh University of Pennsylvania 9.650
2 Kristen Hughes University of Pennsylvania 9.575
2 Laura DiPaolo University of Pennsylvania 9.575
4 Elise Bowe University of Pennsylvania 9.450
5 Kira Oldham-Curtis Ursinus 9.275
6 Amber Miller West Chester 8.925
7 Dana Bonincontri University of Pennsylvania 8.700
8 Kaley LaFleur West Chester 8.625
9 Megan Milavec University of Pennsylvania 8.600
10 Megan Snyder West Chester 8.575
11 Rachel Pearson West Chester 8.525
12 Gianna Paone Ursinus 8.475
13 Alli Aquila West Chester 8.400
14 Laura D'Annunzio West Chester 8.050
Balance Beam Results Top
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Megan Milavec University of Pennsylvania 9.800
2 Kira Oldham-Curtis Ursinus 9.775
3 Katie Graham University of Pennsylvania 9.675
4 Kirsten Strausbaugh University of Pennsylvania 9.650
5 Laura DiPaolo University of Pennsylvania 9.625
6 Elise Bowe University of Pennsylvania 9.575
7 Dana Bonincontri University of Pennsylvania 9.450
8 Rachel Pearson West Chester 9.425
8 Melissa Filer West Chester 9.425
10 Megan Snyder West Chester 9.375
11 Jenna Ciatto West Chester 9.200
12 Kaley LaFleur West Chester 9.125
13 Alli Aquila West Chester 8.400
14 Gianna Paone Ursinus 7.600
Floor Exercise Results Top
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Kira Oldham-Curtis Ursinus 9.750
2 Kirsten Strausbaugh University of Pennsylvania 9.650
3 Dana Bonincontri University of Pennsylvania 9.575
4 Rachel Pearson West Chester 9.550
5 Megan Milavec University of Pennsylvania 9.525
6 Lindsey Britt West Chester 9.425
7 Elise Bowe University of Pennsylvania 9.275
7 Katie Graham University of Pennsylvania 9.275
9 Alli Aquila West Chester 9.250
10 Jenna Ciatto West Chester 9.100
11 Felicia Massaro West Chester 9.025
12 Claire Stingley University of Pennsylvania 9.000
13 Kaley LaFleur West Chester 8.450
All Around Results Top
Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Kirsten Strausbaugh University of Pennsylvania 38.475
2 Kira Oldham-Curtis Ursinus 38.375
3 Elise Bowe University of Pennsylvania 37.625
4 Megan Milavec University of Pennsylvania 37.450
5 Alli Aquila West Chester 35.550
6 Kaley LaFleur West Chester 35.400