Hey Terp Fans!
We're back in the gym this week preparing for this weekend's meet against Pittsburgh. This past weekend, we competed at UNC and we won! It was great to beat a conference opponent and it gives us good energy and momentum leading into our next meet.
At the meet we really pulled together as a team. With injuries and other mishaps, it would have been easy for us to give up but we didn't. We focused all of our energy towards the team and just took it one routine at a time. Even with tight judging we were still able to earn a good team score and take the win. The freshmen have been stepping up this year and proving to be important parts of our team. This weekend, Katy Dodds took first place in vault, Lizzy Manzi won beam and Gabby Swart stepped in after injuries and did a great floor routine for us.
Traveling this weekend was a lot of fun, as it always is! It was our second bus trip of the year and we are starting to find new ways to entertain ourselves. We usually watch movies the whole time but this past weekend we had a special treat- we had a little music event and Ally Krikorian, Kelsey McDermid and Kesley Cofsky all sang for our team over the microphone! Even our bus driver Patrick sang a couple songs and also beat boxed for us! It was a great bonding experience and something I'll never forget!
We also had unexpected change of plans after the meet on Saturday night and we got to stay another night in North Carolina. This would have been bad for some teams but not for us! We were all excited to get to stay another night in a hotel and we all hung out together just talking and having fun. Because of this change in schedule, our coaches gave us a nice break on Monday and we didn't have lift. In the gym we all had individual assignments and we focused on the little things that will help us gain those tenths back in our scores.
Stay tuned to see how everything goes this weekend in Pittsburgh and hope to see you February 18th for our next home meet!
Thanks for reading!