Towson wins, sticks it to Cornell
Towson picked up its second win of the season against the Cornell Big Red on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Ithaca, N.Y. 192.325-191.000.
With the victory, in which the team won each event, the Tigers extended their 10-game dual meet win streak against the Big Red.
“Wins and losses are secondary to the score,” Head Coach Vicki Chliszczyk said. “We saw some really good things out of different individuals and we saw some fight out of them which was really good.”
Towson’s strongest event came on the vault, where the team finished 48.450 over Cornell’s 48.175.
Freshman Katie Sassa continued her success in the event, scoring a 9.875, a score that was strong enough to earn her first place in the event.
Freshman Lydia Thompson finished third overall with a 9.750.
The Tigers also scored high on floor, earning a 48.375 behind junior Alexa Davis’s 9.750. Davis’s score tied for first overall with Cornell’s Sarah Hein.
On the uneven bars, sophomore Samantha Lutz scored highest for the Tigers with a 9.675, followed closely by Thompson’s 9.625. A Cornell fall contributed to the Big Red’s lower score, which featured the two highest scores in the event: 9.725 and 9.700.
Towson’s lowest scoring event continues to be the balance beam, where the team was forced to record a fall and finished at 47.525. Sophomore Lauren Ross topped the Tigers’ scoring with a 9.675, followed by freshman Abby Griswold and junior Macalla Curtis, who both scored a 9.575.
“I think we’re at the point where we are expecting to hit all 24 routines,” Chliszczyk said. “So the fact that we keep counting falls is disappointing and frustrating.”
Griswold, the Tigers’ all-around gymnast, finished with a 38.325 in the meet.
Cornell did not have an all-around gymnast this meet.
Towson will travel to College Park Friday, Feb. 8 to compete against rival Maryland, along with East Atlantic Gymnastics League opponents North Carolina State and New Hampshire.