The DIIIsmount: Week Seven

Brockport State stunned in Division III action this weekend, recording the top score of the DIII season by a margin of more than a point and a half and rocketing into first place in DIII standings. Ithaca continued to impress, too; though it couldn’t match the 190+ scores of the last two weekends, it set several individual program records and moved into the third spot nationally over UW-Whitewater.

In Division II, Texas Woman’s continued its upward trajectory, scoring its second-highest score of the season to bring its average up and move past Air Force to claim the third spot in the USAG standings. Bridgeport and Lindenwood held onto the first- and second-place spots, respectively, but things are closer than ever between the two: They’re currently separated by only 0.007 overall.

Top DII/DIII Scores of the Weekend
Name Team Apparatus Score
Kathryn Doran Bridgeport UB 9.8
Schyler Jones TWU VT 9.825
Kelli Tereshko Bridgeport UB 9.8
Schyler Jones TWU FX 9.825
Schyler Jones TWU BB 9.85
Alyssa Kelly TWU BB 9.825
Mallory Moredock TWU BB 9.825
Victoria Gery Ithaca FX 9.875
Miyuki Matsune SPU BB 9.8
Brittany Vasile Brockport FX 9.85
Ryan Henry Lindenwood UB 9.875
Brittany Vasile Brockport FX 9.9

No. 50 Bridgeport and No. 73 Ursinus and No. 62 West Chester at No. 49 Temple
Full Results Temple: 194.625 WCU: 192.650 UB: 191.075 Ursinus: 185.175
VT: Gipson 9.800 UB: Arone 9.825 BB: Garin 9.800 FX: Edwards 9.875 AA: Doran 38.600
  • West Chester set season highs on beam and in the team total.

DII rivals West Chester and Bridgeport faced off at Temple this weekend. Bridgeport’s star freshman Kathryn Doran led the charge for the Purple Knights, finishing first in the all around and providing UB’s leading scores on both bars and beam. Senior Kelsey Campbell finished second in the all around, and Kelli Tereshko tied with Doran with a 9.800 on bars.

West Chester recorded season highs on beam and in the team total to beat Bridgeport for the first time in team records—at least since 2005. Sophomore Jordan Miranda and freshman Yolanda Nodarse led the team on beam with a 9.775 and 9.75, respectively.

Ursinus set a season high on beam, including individual season bests from Alexandra Puryear and Matisen O’Brien. Freshman Alex Lacey produced a counting score in her collegiate debut on beam. The score on that apparatus was good for third, ranking over a difficult rotation from Bridgeport.

No. 55 Texas Woman’s at No. 4 LSU
Full Results LSU: 198.175 TWU: 194.200
VT: Edney 9.900 UB: Priessman 9.975 BB: Desiderio, Finnegan, Hambrick, Macadaeg 9.900 FX: Edney, Priessman 9.950 AA: Edney 39.625

TWU frequently competes in dual meets against top DI teams, and this Sunday it recorded its second 194+ score of the weekend at LSU in a meet that included a season high beam performance. Schyler Jones led the rotation with a meet-ending 9.850 while Mallory Moredock and Alyssa Kelly registered 9.825s. Jones also finished second in the all around, recording a 38.75 despite a fall on bars.

No. 69 Brockport at No. 76 Cortland
Full Results Brockport: 192.925 Cortland: 190.8
VT: Mager 9.7 UB: Hester 9.725 BB: Musall, GIldemeyer 9.75 FX: Vasile 9.9 AA: Kowalik 38.575
  • Brockport set a season high.
  • Cortland set season highs on vault and in the team total.
  • Cortland broke its school record on floor.

Brockport recorded the highest mark of Division III competition in 2018, posting a 192.925 to exceed its previous season high of 190.975. The Golden Eagles swept the top six spots on vault and excelled on floor, registering a team total of 49.025 on that apparatus with three scores at or above the 9.800 mark; floor specialist Brittany Vasile recorded a 9.900. Brockport gymnasts also won all five individual titles—though on beam, Kimberly Musall tied with Cortland’s Bailey Gildemeyer.

Cortland also excelled on floor, recording three scores over 9.8 to set a school record of 48.750. Emma Schulz led the team with a 9.875, as well as tied for third on beam with a 9.700. Despite a challenging bars rotation, Cortland was able to record a season high by a huge margin; its 190.800 replaces the previous mark of 187.000, set two weeks ago at home.

No. 47 San Jose State and No. 65 Seattle Pacific at No. 56 Sacramento State
Full Results Sacramento St.: 195.400 SJSU: 194.050 SPU: 189.200
VT: Nadonza 9.825 UB: Sampson 9.875 BB: Andrada, Soliwoda 9.875 FX: Brenner, Chan, Juarez 9.850 AA: Juarez 39.200
No. 81 Gustavus Adolphus and No. 66 Southern Connecticut at No. 48 Towson
Full Results Towson: 195.450 SCSU: 190.825 GA: 184.925
VT: Baker, McKellar 9.800 UB: Gamble 9.800 BB: Arduino, Yarussi 9.950 FX: Temkov, Yarussi 9.800 AA: Arduino 38.900
Mardi Gras Invitational with No. 18 Minnesota, No. 43 Northern Illinois and No. 53 Lindenwood
Full Results Minn: 195.725 NIU: 195.025 LU: 193.600
VT: Loper 9.900 UB: Lu 9.975 BB: Lu 10.0 FX: Loper, Martucci 9.850 AA: Potts 39.175
No. 67 UW-La Crosse at No. 79 UW-Stout
Full Results UW-LC: 187.500 UW-S: 186.350
VT: Barmore 9.550 UB: Nicholson 9.675 BB: Ahrens 9.675 FX: Weyker 9.675 AA: Beaver 37.950
No. 82 Rhode Island at No. 69 Brockport
Full Results Brockport St.: 189.500 RIC: 177.075
VT: Mager 9.750 UB: Shaine 9.725 BB: Otis 9.575 FX: Vasile 9.850 AA: Murphy 35.225
  • Ali Otis (RIC) notched the highest score on beam for the program.
No. 70 UW-Whitewater at No. 80 UW-Oshkosh
Full Results UW-W: 187.875 UW-O: 185.375
VT: O’Donnell 9.475 UB: Tkaczuk 9.675 BB: Scholtens 9.525 FX: O’Donnell 9.750 AA: O’Donnell 38.250
No. 72 Springfield at No. 71 Ithaca
Full Results Ithaca: 188.875 Springfield: 186.375
VT: Nichols 9.775 UB: Trammell 9.550 BB: Landes 9.750 FX: Gery 9.875 AA: Clemens 38.050
  • Victoria Gery (Ithaca) tied a program-best score on vault and teammate Carolyn Nichols was able to notch a program-best on vault.
No. 78 UW-Eau Claire at No. 75 Winona State
Full Results Winona: 183.325 UW-EC: 182.125
VT: Benes 9.500 UB: Lewis 9.650 BB: Hiller 9.175 FX: Utz 9.550 AA: Erikson 36.000
  • Eau Claire’s Hannah Lewis tied the school record on bars.
No. 76 Cortland at No. 71 Ithaca College
Full Results Ithaca: 190.825 Cortland: 185.8
VT: Gildemeyer 9.75 UB: Trammell 9.7 BB: Bustamente-Nadeau 9.75 FX: Nichols 9.725
  • Ithaca surpassed its school record on bars for the second consecutive meet
  • Five Ithaca gymnasts set personal bests

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Article by Rebecca Scally

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