Yale at Temple
|Full Results||Temple: 193.825||Yale: 193.075|
|VT: Castrence 9.825||UB: Wang 9.875||BB: Chia 9.850||FX: Donabedian 9.900||AA: Chia 39.100|
The Big Storyline: Both Temple and Yale had a few struggles, putting up less than their ideal scores for the season. Yale struggled on bars, dropping nearly a point from its season-high last weekend, although Yale hasn’t found a consistent stride on bars yet this year. Uncharacteristic mistakes from Raegan Walker put some added pressure on the Bulldogs, as her usually high beam and bar scores have really helped the team this season. Yale’s floor consistency helped to keep the Bulldogs afloat as well as Lindsay Chia who helped guide Yale through the meet. Temple was forced to count a fall on bars but was able to bring it home on floor after breaking into a low 49.
Implications: With Yale working through a few consistency issues, it moves up by chance thanks to a few other GEC teams underperforming this weekend. This gives Yale just enough breathing room to rest, recover and improve for the remainder of the season, assuming it finds the stride needed to peak at the right time. Yale will slide into second place in the GEC after this weekend, and with NQS coming into play. As far as its place in the USAG rankings, the Bulldogs pushed past West Chester there as well, wiggling into third, although a strong meet from Air Force can bump then into fourth there.
Records: Temple’s Sarah Stallings tied her career high on bars with a 9.800.
Controversies: Bars judges had quite a few meetings when it came to scoring, but beam judges had it rough when they couldn’t agree on Hannah Statllings’ beam start value.
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- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/43552570-61f2-4c72-aed3-65309fcc1e38
- Scores: http://statb.us/b/381403
- Live Blog: https://collegegymnews.com/2022/02/18/live-blog-no-56-yale-and-no-42-temple/
- Live Blog Editor: Allison