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Maryland Hosts No. 1 Georgia Sunday
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 01/22/2002

Jan. 22, 2002

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* The Maryland Terrapins women's gymnastics team (0-1, 0-0 EAGL) will open its home schedule with a dual meet against George Washington Friday, Jan. 25, followed by a tri-meet with Temple and No. 1 Georgia Sunday, Jan. 27. The Terps have not lost a home opener dual meet in nine seasons.

Familiar Foe
* Friday's match-up with George Washington marks the 56th meeting between the Terrapins and the Colonials. With the series tied at 28, Maryland looks to edge GW for the 29th victory.

* In the 20th meeting between the Terrapins and the Bulldogs, Maryland looks to upset No. 1 Georgia and defeat the "Gym Dogs" for the first time. The Terps also look for their 24th victory against the Temple Owls.

Opponents' Highlights

* No. 1 Georgia (7-1) begins a road trip at Auburn on Jan. 25 prior to meeting the Terps and the Owls in College Park on Sunday. The Bulldogs will try to bounce back from a 195.025-195.675 loss to No. 8 Alabama Jan. 18. Sophomore Cory Fritzinger was Georgia's top competitor at Alabama, earning a 9.9 on both bars and beam.

* Senior Devin McCalla won the all-around with a 38.900 as George Washington (5-0) claimed the victory at the George Washington Invitational Saturday, Jan. 19, defeating North Carolina, William & Mary, Cornell, Pennsylvania and Temple. The Colonials posted a team score of 191.600.

* Temple (1-7) placed sixth at the George Washington Invitational with a team score of 184.250. The Owls' team season-high is 185.850. Senior Cicely Warrington was the Owls' top all-around competitor at George Washington, posting a 37.050.

Last Time Out

* In the season opener, senior Lisa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) won the all-around competition with a 39.000 as the University of Maryland women's gymnastics team fell to Texas Women's University 189.675-189.475.

* The Pioneers sealed their victory in the final rotation, with all competitors scoring over a 9.500 on the floor exercise to give Texas Women's a team floor exercise score of 48.475.

* Senior Kit Johnson (Virginia Beach, Va.) won the balance beam competition with a score of 9.850, followed in second place by Lisa Mealey. Freshman Leah Brill (Lancaster, Pa.) placed third on beam in the first meet of her collegiate career with a 9.550. Additionally, seniors Gillian Cote (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Alyssa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) joined Lisa Mealey in turning in solid bar routines, scoring 9.775 and 9.750, respectively.



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