, Salem, MA


February 24, 2014

Beverly, Masconomet and Danvers gymnasts compete at North Sectionals


Gomes, who will make an appearance at individual states next month, took first in the all-around with a 37.975. Her 9.475 score on vault was the highest of the day, while her 9.6 on bars also earned her first in the event. Gomes was second on balance beam with a 9.55 and tied for third on floor with a 9.35.

Panther teammate Rennie was 12th in the all-around with a 35.650.

Normally very steady on beam, Beverly had four falls on the event. Rennie scored an 8.95 for the Beverly while MacGilvray earned a 7.95.

“We only stuck two routines (when) usually we stick four or five out of the six,” Ginsburg said. “That was probably our downfall. Floor scores were low, but they were low across the board for everyone.

“We went out there and gave it our all. We weren’t 100 percent healthy; that obviously factors into everything.”

Taytum Geary (8.3), Cassie Wahl (8.4) and Chloe Kavanagh (8.2) stood out on floor for Beverly. Wahl (8.05) and MacGilvray (8.6) also had impressive showings on bars.

For Masconomet, senior captain Jess Demarco was 11th in the all-around, finishing with a 35.825 while Caitlin Clarizia was 19th with a 32.525. Demarco scored a 9.15 on vault (11th) and a 9.45 on beam (fourth). Clarizia was 24th on vault with a 8.775.

“I was so proud of the girls,” said Masconomet head coach Alicia Gomes. “We had one girl out with injury and another girl on vacation, so we had a bunch of girls step up and fill in spots here and there. They did a fantastic job. I couldn’t have asked for a better meet from all of them.

“I think the girls handled the pressure really well. We wanted to do better than what we were seeded and we did.”

For Danvers, Julie Valenti tied for 13th in the all-around with 35.350, while Alyson Kelleher was 17th with a 34.0. Valenti managed an 8.95 on floor, an 8.8 on beam and 9.0 on bars. Kelleher earned an 8.8 on bars and Lauren Geissler scored an 8.65 on beam.

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