Schulz Wins Two Events During Gymnastics Season Opener at Brockport
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The Cortland women's gymnastics team opened the season with a 185.225-180.475 dual loss at Brockport despite two individual event victories and a runner-up finish by junior Emma Schulz (Poughquag/Arlington). Schulz won balance beam with a 9.625 and floor exercise with a 9.70, and she finished second on vault with a 9.40. Schulz was last season's National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) floor exercise champion. Freshman Glynis Curcione (Wilson) placed third on uneven bars in her collegiate debut with a 9.175. Sophomore Kamryn Rodriguez (Middletown/Minisink Valley) tied for third on vault with a 9.375, senior Genna Orlik (Port Jefferson Station/Comsewogue) was fifth on balance beam with an 8.975, and junior Vivian Trevisani (Colchester, VT) finished sixth on bars with an 8.95. Sophomore Megan Hanley (Lynbrook/Malverne) and junior Emily Speciale (San Antonio, TX/James Madison) tied for first in the all-around, each with a score of 35.625. Brockport, the defending NCGA team champion, was led by Nicole Jackson's win on vault (9.525) and Rachel Doll's victory on bars (9.475). Cortland returns to action on Sunday at 1 p.m. with a dual meet at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. *** Coach's Corner - Comments from Cortland Head Coach Sulekha Modi Zaug: We are a young team so it was the debut for almost half of us! Some nerves causing some mistakes but this is the time to get them out of our system. We are hoping to peak by Regionals so we are heading in the right direction as a team. Emma's performances were a great highlight. Looking forward to improvements each meet and expecting a handfull of All-Americans and hopefully more National Champions by the end of season!