Women's Gymnastics Finish Second Out of Four Teams
Feb, 14, 1998
MORGANTOWN, W.V.- Last night in Morgantown, W.V., the University of Maryland Terrapins women's gymnastics team defeated Auburn University for the first time in school history and Radford University, but were unable to top a strong performance from West Virginia as they finished second with a score of 190.725. The Terrapins were followed by Auburn (190.125) and Radford (186.600). West Virginia took first overall with a 194.975.
Maryland was led by junior Christine Holcombe (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) who set career-highs on bars (9.700), beam (9.650) and all-around (38.550) to place fourth overall. Season-highs were also set by senior Stacy Breidenbach (Hillsdale, N.J./Pleasant Valley (Pa.)) on beam (9.725) and floor (9.700).
Also showcasing her talent for the Terrapins was sophomore Rachel Dolbin (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville). Last year's EAGL Outstanding Rookie Gymnast recorded a season-high 9.775 on bars, which earned her a third-place finish and tied her with senior Megyn Byrnes for the Maryland season-high on bars.
The Terrapins' record improves to 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the EAGL. Maryland's next meet will be on Sun., Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. in Towson, Md. where they will be one of seven teams competing in the Towson Invitational. Other teams competing will be Towson, Pennsylvania, Temple, Yale, George Washington and William & Mary.