Maryland Falls To No. 1 Georgia In Gymnastics

Jan. 27, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Lisa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) placed second in the all-around with a score of 39.375 as the University of Maryland women's gymnastics team fell to No. 1 Georgia 194.875 - 196.475. Temple University placed third in the tri-meet with a score of 189.950.

Senior Gillian Cote (Fredericksburg, Va.) turned in her best performance this season, winning the floor exercise with a 9.950. Placing second on floor behind Cote was senior Alyssa Mealey (Bensalem, Pa.) with a career-high 9.925.

Lisa Mealey enjoyed her third consecutive meet as the Terps' top all-around competitor, registering a career-record tying 9.850 on vault, a 9.900 on the uneven bars, a 9.725 on beam, and a new career-high 9.900 on the floor exercise. Other Terrapins matching or setting personal records were sophomore Sarah Hoenig (Seaford, N.Y.), tying her beam record with a 9.900, and sophomore Katherine Schroeder (Carrollton, Texas) with a 9.700 on vault and a 9.800 on the floor exercise. Freshman Leah Brill (Lancaster, Pa.) improved upon the first two meets of her college career by earning a 9.750 on beam and a 9.725 on bars.

Georgia's Corey Fritzinger earned two perfect 10.000 scores, first on the uneven bars and then three rotations later on vault. Bulldog Chelsa Byrd also earned a 10.000 on vault, tying Fritzinger for first place. In the other events, Fritzinger earned a 9.900 on the balance beam and a 9.875 to give her a first place all-around score of 39.775.

Temple was led by Brynne Hillman and Cicely Warrington, who placed fourth and fifth in the all-around, respectively. Warrington was the Owl's top beam performer with a sixth place score of 9.750, and Hillman led the Temple competitors on floor with a 9.650. The Owl's team vault score of 48.075 set a new school record.

The Terps' three-meet homestand concludes Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. as they host North Carolina, N.C. State and Towson in the seventh-annual Governor's Cup at Ritchie Coliseum in College Park, Md.