girls gymnastics is on a roll. They are on a roll that will hopefully take them from Northborough to the South Sectional Meet and on to the State Meet where they hope to capture their first title since 1994.
Yesterday, the Tomahawks cruised to their third straight Mid-Wach League Championship Meet title with their highest team total of the season, 145.45. The T-hawks bested second place Shrewsbury (142.25) by over 2 points. Westborough was third, followed by Wachusett (fourth), Marlboro (fifth) and Hudson (sixth).
Head coach Amelia Davis was ecstatic with her team’s performance yesterday. The Tomahawks had a home gym advantage and used it to their advantage as the crowd was certainly on their side.
“They really wanted it today,” said Davis. “We fought for every tenth of a point. The difference today was that they made it happen, and didn’t just sit back. They worked together as a team. It's great to be at home.”
Leading Algonquin was its talented senior captain Amanda Hubley. The captain successfully defended her all-around crown for the second straight year. She finished first in the all-around edging out Shrewsbury senior Jess Mushinsky by .35.
“I’m very happy,” said Hubley. “There are a lot of good gymnasts in the league so you never know. We did really well as a team today, and we hope to carry this momentum throughout the rest of the season.”
Also helping ARHS with her huge scores was super sophomore Chloe Herczeg. Although she only did three events, she turned in first place finishes on all three of them. She finished the meet with a fantastic floor routine which brought down the house when her score of 9.7 was posted.
Also chipping in for Algonquin were Alissa Wood (9.4) and Sarah Cooperman (9.1) on the bars, and Wood (9.55) and Abby Campbell (8.95) on the floor exercise.
The Tomahawks second all-around entry, Kate Gothing, placed sixth overall, but was solid on all four events; while Riley Duggan, Taryn Ryan, Jordan McStay and Kristen Michaud also were impressive on their individual events.
Algonquin hopes to continue its winning streak at the South Sectional meet in two weeks. The T-hawks placed second at this meet last year where the top four teams qualify to the State Meet. ARHS finished fourth in the state last year.
“Our goal is to get to the State Meet and take it,” stated Davis. “Hopefully, we will continue to work hard and can make it happen.”