The Owls lost their final home meet of the season to Cornell. Junior Noelle Moore logged the team’s highest score in floor exercise with a 9.725. Moore also posted the team’s best performance on balance beam with a 9.4. Freshman Natasha Crawford placed third on beam. Junior Sarah Liebowitz tied for first place with Cornell’s Cathy Schnell on bars with a 9.675. The Owls (5-17) will finish their regular season this weekend in a tri-meet against West Virginia and Rutgers.
The men’s gymnastics team emerged as the first-place finisher at the New England Men’s Gymnastics Invitational Championships, with a team score of 202.450. Host Springfield placed second.
Temple dominated by taking first place in five of the six events. Sophomore Luke Vexler placed in five events en route to winning the all-around competition with a 50.000 total. Temple (13-6) returns to action Saturday at No. 14 Navy.
Four of Temple’s fencers were selected for the National Intercollegiate Women’s Fencing Association All-Conference teams. Sophomore Brianna Ferrara and freshman Melissa Forsythe were selected to the NIWFA All-Conference Epee First Team while freshman Ashlee Phillips and sophomore Kristine Jones earned Second Team honors. On the whole, the Owls fell one spot in the national rankings, from No. 10 to No. 11, in the final coaches poll.
The men’s tennis team suffered its second consecutive loss last week, falling 6-3 to nationally ranked Northwood. Temple returns from its spring trip with a 10-3 overall record. The Owls’ next match is tomorrow at Delaware.