Gymnastics Tops William & Mary with a 195.650
March 10, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State women's gymnastics team finished with its second-best score of the season on Sunday against the William & Mary Tribe at Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack scored a 195.650, while the Tribe ended with a 192.750.
The Wolfpack got off to a great start in the first event of the day, posting a team score of 48.950 on vault. Junior Diahanna Ham finished first in the event with a 9.850. Junior Stephanie Ouellette and freshman Brittni Watkins each scored 9.825 to tie for second. Senior Morgan Johnson, junior Hannah Fallanca and freshman Michaela Woodford each notched a 9.725 as the final score counted for the Pack.
On bars, State set a season-high with a team score of 49.0, topping its previous high of 48.850 set at UNC. The Pack's score on bars was also the highest team score of the evening. Senior Rachel Fincham claimed the title in the event with a 9.850 and was followed closely by Ouellette, who finished second with a 9.825. Junior Kristen Harabedian recorded a 9.8 to claim third. Watkins tallied a 9.775, while Woodford notched a 9.750 to round out the scoring in the event. Ham also competed in the event, scoring a career-high 9.725.
After the first two rotations, State led William & Mary 97.950 - 97.075.
Harabedian tallied a career-high on balance beam with a score of 9.850 to finish first and lead all scorers. Ouellette and Woodford ended in a tie for second with 9.775 scores, while Ham scored a 9.750. Fincham recorded a 9.725 as the final score factoring into the team's total in the event. State finished with a 48.875 as a team on the apparatus.
State ended the day on floor exercise, posting a team score of 48.825. Ouellette led the way with a 9.850 to tie for first, while Ham claimed third with a 9.825. Sophomore Lane Jarred was rewarded for her routine with a 9.775. Watkins turned in a score of 9.750 and Harabedian notched a 9.625.
In the all-around competition, Ouellette finished with a season-best 39.275 to claim first and Ham took second with a career-best 39.150.