Feb. 21, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 17 Maryland gymnastics team concludes its three-meet homestand as it plays host to Bridgeport, George Washington and Pittsburgh Friday at Comcast Pavilion at 7 p.m.
The Terps (9-1-1, 6-1-1 EAGL) scored their highest score of the season, a 196.175, as they defeated West Virginia and Rutgers. Maryland trailed after three events, but used strong performances on floor to win the meet. No gymnast scored under a 9.825 on floor, and junior Katy Dodds posted a 9.950.Sophomore Stephanie Giameo set a personal record in the all-around with a 39.250. Giameo, ranked second nationally on beam, scored a 9.875 to win gold on the apparatus. Dodds and senior Ally Krikorian, both ranked on vault, posted 9.875s to lead the Terps in the event.
Live stats will be available beginning at 7 p.m. through umterps.com.
Scouting the Purple Knights
Bridgeport comes into the meet undefeated in seven meets this season. The Purple Knights posted a season-high 195.325 in the team's last win over Penn.
Sophomore Sasha Tsikhanovich has won the all-around in six meets this season. Senior Monica Mesalles took first on vault (9.825) and floor (9.875). Mesalles is ranked 10th nationally on vault and 11th on floor.The Terps and Purple Knights met four times last season, with Maryland taking home three wins.
Scouting the Colonials
George Washington took fourth place out of six teams at NC State's Sweetheart Invitational with a 193.950. The Colonials posted their best score of the season on balance beam with a 48.750.Senior Stephanie Stoicovy finished fourth in the all-around and tied for third on floor for George Washington, while sophomore Elena Corcoran placed third on vault and senior Kayla Carto placed third on beam.
Scouting the Panthers
Pittsburgh also competed in the Sweetheart Invitational, taking third place. The Panthers scored a 194.750.Freshman Laura Kummerle placed third on balance beam with a 9.825. Pitt earned its best score of the night on floor, scoring a 49.125. Sophomore Katie O'Rourke finished second in the event with a 9.925.
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