PHILADELPHIA - In their final home meet of the season, the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team edged Cornell, 190.675-188.400, Saturday afternoon at Hutchinson Gym. With the win Penn finishes its home slate with an impressive 9-1 record.
Penn (17-8) won two out of four events, and got out to the early lead after the first rotation. The Quakers scored a 47.775 on the vault and closed out the event with their two best scores. Jordan Brewer scored a 9.600 followed by Marissa Rosen’s 9.725.
Thanks to a 46.575 on the bars byCornell (16-7), the Red and Blue's 48.650 was good enough to maintain its lead through two rotations. The Quakers had solid scores across the board. Stefanie Navarro and Kara Dewhurst started off the bars with 9.675’s. Kim Chin had the meets best score on the bars, taking a 9.850. Lizzie Lowe (9.700) and Jordan Brewer (9.750) closed out the event with good performances.
The Quakers won the beam with a 46.025. Rosen (9.650) and Brewer (9.600) had Penn’s two best scores. Cornell held a slight lead, 142.575-142.450, after three rotations thanks to a strong floor performance.
Penn answered back on the floor with four of their scores a 9.625 or better. Katie Riggleman-Thomas and Lowe each scored 9.625’s to get the floor started. Brewer scored a 9.650 and Sarah Wexler had a 9.575. Rosen closed out the event with an impressive 9.750. The Quakers 48.225 on the floor gave them the edge for the fourth rotation and gave them the victory.
Rosen was the only all-around competitor. She scored a 38.875.
Penn travels to Cornell next Saturday for the ECAC Championships, which gets underway at noon.