Even with cases of the flu sidelining some of its standouts, the defending state champion Pinkerton Academy girls’ gymnastics squad had no trouble pummeling its most recent opponents at the Gymnastics Village in Amherst on Sunday, Jan. 25.
Coach Chelsie Burland’s PA side scored an epic total of 139.55 points to easily outdistance Souhegan of Amherst (81) and Hollis/ Brookline (80) in a meet in which the Lady Astros claimed first places in each event and the all-around as well.
Veteran star Brittany Capozzi won the all-around with her score of 35.85, but her teammate Julianna Corsetto was a close second with her individual tally of 34.4.
Capozzi won the uneven bars (9.15) and the floor exercise (9.3), Kylie Muzerall was victorious on vault (8.85) and balance beam (tied with teammate Jackie Bogaczyk with an 8.9), and Corsetto bagged second places on bars and beam as well as in the all-around. Capozzi ended up second on vault and Bogaczyk was second on floor.
“Overall I was happy with tonight’s performance,” said Burland.
“We’re steadily improving even while missing key scorers due to the flu going around. That goes to show the amount of depth this team has, which can be critical given the number of variables that can easily sideline a gymnast,” Burland said.