This Sunday, the New Hampshire Wildcats defeated George Washington, 195.500-194.475, at home in their annual “Stick It For The Cure” meet, which raises awareness in the fight to cure breast cancer.

The Wildcats opened the meet on vault where they totaled a 48.825 to tie George Washington heading into the second rotation. The Wildcats’ rotation was lead by three 9.825s from Danielle Mulligan, Nicole O’Leary, and Lauren Diggan, while George Washington posted two 9.825s on bars from  Julia McLaughlin and Anna Warhol.

The second rotation saw the Wildcats to move to bars where they posted a 48.900 to take the lead over George Washington. A low 9.050 from Hailey Lui threatened the event total for UNH, however, Mulligan anchored with a huge 9.900 to set her team back on track. McLaughlin remained strong in the second rotation for George Washington when she scored a 9.800 on her vault to contribute to the team’s 48.700 event total.

Danielle Mulligan celebrates after competing on the uneven bars for the New Hampshire Wildcats against the George Washington Colonials in Durham, New Hamsphire/UNH Athletics

A 48.725 in the third rotation on beam was enough for the Wildcats to maintain their lead over George Washington. A 9.875 from Courtney Bondanza highlighted the third rotation for New Hampshire. Moving to floor, George Washington posted a low 48.150 to unfortunately help grow the Wildcats’ lead. Having to count a 9.150 from Simone Banen after Rachel Kaplan’s disappointing 9.100 was ultimately GW’s downfall.

Despite posting a 48.800 on beam in the final rotation, the Colonials were unable to recover from their disastrous performance on floor. A 9.850 from Mulligan on floor sealed the deal for the Wildcats when they totaled a 49.050 to defeat George Washington.

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