No. 22 Maryland Gymnastics Falls To West Virginia

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Feb. 10, 2002

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Senior Lisa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) placed first on the uneven bars with a 9.925 as the No. 22 University of Maryland women's gymnastics team (7-3, 3-1 EAGL) fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers (10-2) 193.875-194.400. No. 14 Kent State University (5-2) placed third in the quad-meet with a 193.775 and James Madison (1-5) placed fourth totaling 187.550.

In the all-around competition, Mealey placed third with a 39.175, followed in fourth place by Terrapin senior Gillian Cote (Fredericksburg, Va.) with a 39.150. Cote was also Maryland's top competitor on the balance beam, placing second with a 9.875, and on the floor exercise, placing third with a 9.900. On bars, Cote and senior Alyssa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) tied for fourth place with a 9.825.

As a team, Maryland earned its third consecutive floor exercise score of 49.000 or higher with a 49.000. Five of the Terps' six floor competitors earned scores of 9.700 or higher. Freshman Leah Brill (Lancaster, Pa.) earned a season-high 9.700 on vault and placed sixth on beam with a season-high 9.825.

West Virginia senior Kristen Macrie and junior TeShawne Jackson led the Mountaineers in the upset, tying for first in the all-around with scores of 39.500. Macrie placed first on the balance beam and in the floor exercise, scoring 9.925 on each event. On vault, Jackson earned a 9.950 to place first and earned a career-high 9.900 on the uneven bars to place second.

The Terps will travel to Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Feb. 13 to take on the George Washington Colonials. The meet will be held at the Charles E. Smith Center beginning at 7 p.m.