March 16, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Lisa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) won her final all-around competition at home with a score of 39.275 as the No. 23 University of Maryland women's gymnastics team defeated William & Mary and East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) opponents Towson and Rutgers with a team score of 195.325.
Towson placed second with a 192.375, followed in third place by William and Mary with a team score of 192.225 and Rutgers in fourth with a score of 190.275
Senior All-American Gillian Cote (Fredericksburg, Va.) won the floor exercise with a 9.925 to lead the Terrapins to a season-high floor exercise score of 49.225. Also scoring well on the floor exercise were seniors Mealey and her twin sister Alyssa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.). Alyssa placed second with a 9.900 and Lisa placed third with a 9.875. Lisa also placed first on the uneven bars with a 9.875.
On the balance beam, the Terps' top competitor was sophomore Sarah Hoenig (Seaford, N.Y) who placed first with a 9.875. Freshman Leah Brill (Lancaster, Pa.) and Alyssa Mealey tied with Towson's Kristen Presutti for second place with scores of 9.825. Presutti also tied with Lisa Mealey for first place in the all-around with a 39.275.
Tonight marked the Terps last time competing in Ritchie Coliseum. Next season, Maryland women's gymnastics will compete in the Comcast Center.
Maryland concludes the regular season with a 16-7 record (6-1 EAGL). Saturday, March 23 the Terps will compete in the EAGL Championships at Towson Center in Towson, Md. The meet will begin at 6 p.m.
TEAM SCORES ALL-AROUND 1. MARYLAND 195.325 1. Lisa Mealey (UMD) 39.275 2. Towson 192.375 1. Kristen Presutti (TU) 39.275 3. William & Mary 192.225 3. Leah Brill (MD) 38.950 4. Rutgers 190.275
VAULT BARS 1. Kristen Presutti (TU) 9.900 1. Lisa Mealey (UMD) 9.875 2. Jenn Baierlein (TU) 9.850 2. Alyssa Mealey (UMD) 9.825 3. Jessica Patterson (WM) 9.825 3. Jenn Baierlein (TU) 9.775 3. Gina Guharoy (RU) 9.775
BEAM FLOOR 1. Sarah Hoenig (UMD) 9.875 1. Gillian Cote (UMD) 9.925 2. Leah Brill (UMD) 9.825 2. Alyssa Mealey (UMD) 9.900 2. Alyssa Mealey (UMD) 9.825 3. Lisa Mealey (UMD) 9.875 2. Kristen Presutti (TU) 9.825 3. Kristen Presutti (TU) 9.875