DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team lost its first meet of the season at the hands of the University of Pittsburgh 192.275-192.150 Saturday night at Lundholm Gymnasium. UNH falls to 3-1 overall and Pittsburgh improves to 2-1.
The Wildcats received strong performances on the floor exercise from juniors Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, Md.) and Rose Kosowski (Whitesboro, N.Y.) who both tied for first place with a 9.850. Freshman Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) finished third with a 9.825.
Senior Cara Lepper (Southington, Conn.) matched a season high score with a 9.9 on the balance beam. Junior Suzanne Poretz (Alexandria, Va.) finished third with 9.775.
Lepper added a 9.9 on the uneven bars for another first place finish in the meet.
Harley and sophomore Bethany Wagner (Bound Brook, N.J.) took the top two spots on the vault with a 9.725 and a 9.675 respectively. Wagner was tied for second with Pittsburgh gymnast Natalie Sulpher who also turned in a 9.675 on the apparatus.
The Wildcats host the University of Rhode Island on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium.