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Men's Gymnastics Fall to Division I Temple

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 20, 2005 – Springfield College sophomore Jillian Silverman (Ipswich, Mass.) was triumphant on the vault and uneven parallel bars as the Pride defeated Southern Connecticut State University today in Blake Arena, 186.000–183.775.

Silverman won the vault competition with a score of 9.350 and the uneven parallel bars scoring a 9.450. Sophomores Jillian Pacheco (Hyannis, Mass.) and Heather Tuden (Londonderry, N.H.) placed second and third behind Silverman on vault with scores of 9.100 and 9.050, respectively.

Junior Larissa Tabin (Holyoke, Mass.) added another first-place for the Pride. Tabin scored a 9.700 to win the floor exercise, followed by Tuden who placed third (9.625) for Pride. Tabin also placed second on the balance beam with a score of 9.475.

Senior Sara Wesley (Pittsfield, Mass.) posted the only first-place for the Owls. Wesley scored a 9.550 to win the balance beam.

On the men’s side senior All-American Nelson Jimenez (Salem, N.H.) led SC but the Pride fell to Division I Temple University 204.100-199.250 today in Blake Arena.

Jimenez took the only first place of the day for the Pride as he won the vault competition with a score of 9.075. SC also received a second place finish from junior Andrew Malaby (West Warwick, R.I.) on the rings (8.600).

Temple freshman Luke Vexler (Amherst, Mass.) led the way for the Owls by winning three events. Vexler won the all-around competition (51.625), pommel horse (8.900), and the floor routine (9.000).

Final Scores

Springfield College Women 186.000
Southern Connecticut State University 183.775

Springfield College Men 199.250
Temple University 204.100
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