UNH Gymnastics Defeats N.C. State 195.375-193.175

DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire gymnastics team improved to 11-4 on the season with a win over N.C. State University by a score of 195.375-193.175 Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

The Wildcats scored the second highest team total in school history, second only to a 195.825 scored against Central Michigan in 1997.

Leading the way for UNH was junior Rose Kosowski (Whitesboro, N.Y.) who scored a career high 39.000 in the all-around competition for first place. Junior Suzanne Poretz (Alexandria, Va.) took third with a score of 38.925 for the ‘Cats.

On the vault, the Wildcats were led by freshman Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.) who scored a career high 9.850 for second place. Sophomore Bethany Wagner (Bound Brook, N.J.) added a personal best 9.750 on the apparatus. Kelli Brown of N.C. State placed first with a score of 9.875 and Adina Stock scored a 9.800 for third.

Harley continued her success on the uneven bars where she took first with a career high 9.800. It was a four way tie for second place with the Wildcats Cara Lepper (Southington, Conn.), Poretz and junior Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, Md.) all scoring 9.775s. Amy Langendorf added a 9.775 as well for the Wolfpack.

On the balance beam, Lepper placed first with a score of 9.875. Poretz and Maggie Haney of N.C. State tied for second with a score of 9.775. Kosowski scored a personal best of 9.725 on the event.

In the final event for the Wildcats, the team recorded its highest total of the season with a 49.100 on the floor exercise. Four UNH gymnasts scored 9.800s or better on the event. Kosowski tied her career high of 9.875 to take home first place honors. Lepper finished second with a 9.850 and Katie Revis (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) matched a career high with a 9.825.

UNH will travel to Towson on Friday for their final regular season dual meet. The meet starts at 7 p.m.

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