Cenrtaur pg 9 2-13-20

Seniors Honored
Woodstock Academy seniors, left to right: Emily Arters, Elise Boisvert and Jenna Davidson were honored on Senior Day. Photo by Marc Allard.

The Woodstock Academy gymnastics team, once again, likely owns a share of the ECC regular season title.
The Centaurs downed the team that had beaten them earlier this season, Stonington, 137.8 - 133.1, and also handed the Killingly/Putnam/Tourtellotte cooperative (128.05) a loss early last week.
The wins raised Woodstock Academy’s record to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in the ECC.
The Centaurs still have two league meets to complete, one each against Fitch and the E. Lyme Cooperative, those were a part of the ECC championship meet that took place Feb. 10 (the meet ended too late for this edition).
“I think we’re really excited about this because we lost to Stonington in the past. We were really hoping we would come back and have a really good meet and that’s what we did. Everybody nailed everything,” said Woodstock Academy’s Jenna Davidson.
That was especially true of the senior. Davidson was best on the beam (9.45), bars (9.4) and vault (9.2). She also tied for best with teammate Emily Arters in the floor exercise (9.3). It gave Davidson a season-best 37.35 All-Around performance.
“She was awesome and she always seems to come through for us toward the end of the season. I really think she’s going to ride the tide. She has become such a leader on the team and knows how to perform,” said Woodstock Academy coach Kasey Tocchio.
It was a good win for the Centaurs.
In addition to losing to the Bears at Stonington earlier this season, the Bears also scored better in a meet at Thames Valley Gymnastics the meet prior although the two did not score against one another.
“Looking at the numbers and looking at what we did those meets, we knew we could do it, but, it was definitely a confidence-builder going into the ECC’s. It helped everyone out,” Tocchio said.
In this case, the home floor was a big advantage.
“Being home always helps. I think we knew we had to bring out ‘A’ game and it was also Senior Night which got us really pumped up,” Davidson said.
In addition to Davidson, Arters and Elise Boisvert were honored for their four years with the Woodstock Academy program.
Arters finished fourth in the All-Around with a 34.1 total while Boisvert added a 32.75 effort.
“We sat down with the five girls that competed before the meet and said, ‘This is it. This is our team.’ It’s so small when you look at it like that. You’re only allowed to drop one score so they all know how important they are. We’re not trying to add more pressure to that. We just told them that they have to be normal and we’re good,” Tocchio said.
The Centaurs are missing their top gymnast due to injury.
“I think not having (freshman) Taylor (Markley) for these meets is really hard and we have to make it up. I think we do that every meet. Hopefully, she comes back but I think we have it under control if she doesn’t,” Davidson said.
Marc Allard
Director of Sports Information
The Woodstock Academy


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