Tucson, Arizona-The University of Bridgeport women's gymnastics team turned in a strong performance at the University of Arizona's MaKale Center on Friday night as the Purple Knights took second place at the U of A Quad Meet. The host Wildcats won the event with a score of 196.525. UB was second with a score of 193.525 followed by Utah State at 192.275 and Air Force at 192.175.
Junior Monica Mesalles Sallares (Barcelona, Spain) took second place in the all-around at Arizona compiling a total score of 39.200 for the four events. Monica tied for second in the floor exercise with a score of 9.875, and she also tied for second on the beam with teammate Emily Repko (Sr., Gilbertsville, Pa.) with a score of 9.850. Mesalles Sallares was third on the vault with a score of 9.825
Freshman Sasha Tsikhanovich (Marysville, Ohio) tied for fourth in the floor exercise (9.850) and tied for fifth on the beam (9.800)
Sophomore Lissette La Fex (Diamond Bar, Calif.) was the Purple Knights top finisher on the bars with a score of 9.800 which put her in tenth place
The UB women's gymnastics team will be back in action on Saturday, March 24 as the travel to Southern Connecticut State University for the ECAC Division II Championships. Action gets underway in New Haven at 1:00 p.m.