March 15, 2013
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Junior Katy Dodds placed first on vault and floor exercise as the Maryland gymnastics team earned a 194.800 to place second against No. 21 West Virginia and Rutgers.
The Terps (15-3-1, 8-1-1 EAGL) placed ahead of the Scarlet Knights (194.175), but couldn't hold off the Mountaineers (196.050).
Maryland started the night off on uneven bars. Junior Karen Tang won gold in the event with a 9.825, but the rest of the team faltered. The Terps left the rotation in third.
"We got off to a shaky start on bars, but I was pleased how they pulled it back together and competed hard the rest of the night," said head coach Brett Nelligan.
The Terrapins quickly moved on as they competed on balance beam. Sophomore Stephanie Giameo tied West Virginia's Hope Sloanhoffer for first on the apparatus with a 9.875, while seniors Kesley Cofsky and Ally Krikorian tied for third with a pair of 9.825s.
Maryland finished the night in the team's two best events: floor and vault. Dodds tied West Virginia's Alaska Richardson for first on floor with matching 9.900s.
Dodds again tied Richardson, as well as WVU's Jaida Lawrence, on vault. The three each earned 9.900s. Krikorian posted a 9.875 on the apparatus.
Giameo led the Terps in the all-around with a 39.100, good for fourth at the meet. Cofsky earned a 39.025.
The Terps have a quick turnaround as they head to Washington, D.C., Sunday for a quad-meet at George Washington with Brown and Towson to close out the regular season.