Feb. 2, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Maryland gymnasts placed first in four events, but North Carolina turned in great performances on floor and beam to beat the No. 15 Maryland gymnastics team, 195.675-194.825, Saturday at Carmichael Arena.
"We came up a little short tonight, but I was proud of the way the team stuck together and fought through some adversity on floor," said head coach Brett Nelligan. "We had to make some lineup changes on beam, and the team handled it really well."
Maryland (4-1-1, 2-1-1 EAGL) began the meet on uneven bars. Senior Kesley Cofsky scored a personal-best 9.850 on the apparatus and placed first in the event. Junior Karen Tang came in second with a 9.825.
The Terps moved to vault, where they posted their second-highest team score of the season with a 49.275. Junior Katy Dodds, who ranks fifth nationally on the apparatus, placed first on vault with her third straight 9.900. Freshman Kathy Tang came in second with a 9.875.
Senior Ally Krikorian and Dodds paced the Terps on floor, where the two tied with North Carolina's Haley Watts for first with 9.850s.
Maryland finished the night on balance beam. Sophomore Stephanie Giameo, who is second nationally on beam, placed first with a 9.850. Krikorian tied for second with a 9.800.
Watts finished first in the all-around for North Carolina. Giameo earned a 39.025 to pace Maryland.
The Terps return home to take on NC State, New Hampshire and Towson at Comcast Center on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.