The Bulldogs (3-2) cracked the .500 mark with wins over both the host Brown (2-4) and Springfield College (0-3) on Jan. 19 in Providence, R.I.

The Bulldogs’ score of 186.800 beat Springfield by 11 points and allowed them to slip by the Bears, who lost by just 2.925 points.

Kathryn Fong ’05 tied Brown’s Jayne Finst for first place in the all-around with a score of 38.425.

Yale had problems adjusting to Brown’s equipment, but won the first event — the bars — anyway, Andrea Wolf ’03 said.

“We started out on bars, and it was really rough. It was difficult and a little frustrating and didn’t get us off to a very good start,” Wolf said.

Despite a less-than-stellar performance on the bars, the Elis entered the vault event leading the meet and soon increased their lead and momentum.

“I definitely think that vault was amazing,” Leeron Avnery ’06 said. “It really brought everyone’s attitude up — it was awesome.”

The pair of wins provides an important boost to the team, which finished third in last year’s Ivy League championship but started this season 1-2 at its first competition of the winter at the University of New Hampshire.