Terps Win at Rutgers Quad Meet

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MARYLAND 195.050
RUTGERS 194.150

PENN 190.825
YALE 193.050

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The Maryland gymnastics team picked up three wins as the Terps posted a 195.050 in the Rutgers Quad Meet Saturday evening.

"I was really proud of the team," head coach Brett Nelligan said. "The team came in here, in an extremely tough environment, and stepped up to come away with three wins."

The Terps earned wins over Rutgers (194.150), Yale (193.050) and Penn (190.825), including their first Big Ten win of the season. Maryland posted meet-high team scores on vault, uneven bars and floor.

"It's getting really exciting," added Nelligan. "We have a young team, but each week their confidence is beginning to grow. I think the back half of the season is going to be really exciting."

The Terrapins counted no falls in the quad meet, and went 23-of-24 in their routines.

Senior Sarah Faller tied for first on vault with a 9.825 while freshman Alecia Farina tied for first on bars with a 9.800. Senior Emily Brauckmuller won the floor title with a 9.875 while Farina placed second with a 9.825.

Freshman Kirsten Peterman competed in the all-around for the first time in her career, placing second with a 38.750.

The Terps began the meet on bars, where Faller and Peterman led off with 9.725s. Sophomore Amanda Bertorello notched a 9.750, and Farina anchored with a 9.800.

Peterman led off on beam with a 9.700 while Bertorello earned a career-high 9.750. Junior Dominiquea Trotter notched a 9.700 while Brauckmuller and Faller anchored with a pair of 9.750s.

Maryland moved to floor, where the Terps posted their strongest performances of the evening. Sophomore Megan McClelland started the Terrapins off with a 9.725 while senior Leah Slobodin and Bertorello posted 9.750s in the middle of the rotation. Farina and Brauckmuller performed a pair of strong routines as the duo earned the highest scores of the meet.

The Terps finished the meet on vault. Freshmen Peterman, Magro, Bixler and Farina all earned a 9.700 or higher. Faller finished the night off with a 9.825.

The Terps take a short trip to Washington, D.C., to face George Washington, Iowa, Pittsburgh and William & Mary in a five meet on Friday at 7 p.m.