New Hampshire gymnastics upends Texas Woman's University

DENTON, Texas - Senior tri-captain Suzanne Poretz (Alexandria, Va.) won the all-around competition with a score of 39.075 to lead the University of New Hampshire gymnastics team to Monday night's 194.000-192.000 victory at Texas Woman's University.

Poretz matched a career high of 9.725 on the vault but placed second to teammate Michelle Harley (Collegeville, Pa.), who recorded a 9.825 on the apparatus. New Hampshire recorded the top four scores as Poretz was followed by Jennifer Dickson (Salisbury, Md.) and Brie McNamara (Haymarket, Va.), both of whom scored a 9.700.

After a strong team effort on the vault, UNH competed on the uneven parallel bars and hit solid routines. Wendy Wheaton (Rockville, Md.), another senior tri-captain, registered the highest score of the night by earning a 9.850 from the judges. Harley placed second with a 9.825 as the 'Cats outscored the Pioneers 48.775 to 47.875 on the beam.

The Wildcats continued their fine performance on the floor exercise, where Katie Revis (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) matched her career high and won the event with a 9.875. Dickson, Poretz and Wheaton all tied for second place at 9.825. New Hampshire outscored the hosts 49.150 to 48.125. New Hampshire, now 14-3-1 on the season, faltered in the final rotation but had built a wide enough lead through three rotations to defeat the Pioneers. One Wildcat who continued to excel was Rose Kosowski (Whitesboro, N.Y.), the other senior tri-captain, who took home first place with a 9.875. Poretz recorded the second-highest score with a 9.825.

UNH returns to action March 18 at Brown University with the University of Bridgeport. Meet time is 1 p.m.

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