Terps Ready for Annual Pink Meet
Feb. 16, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland gymnastics team welcomes EAGL-rivals Rutgers and No. 22 West Virginia, and William and Mary to the Comcast Center for its annual Pink Meet set for Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer survivors will be in attendance and will be honored prior to the presentation of awards at the conclusion of the meet.
Last Time Out
The Terps had two of the top three placers on vault. Krikorian won the event with a 9.900 and Dodds tied for second with a 9.850, while junior Briana Melander scored a career-high 9.825 on beam to finish in a tie for second.
The Mountaineers are 41-18-1 against the Terps and have won four of the past five matchups.
The Terps and Tribe have met three times in the last two seasons with Maryland winning all three of those matchups. All-time, Maryland is 25-9 against William and Mary.
The Scarlet Knights scored 192.375 en route to a tri-meet victory over Brown and Cortland State last weekend in Piscataway.
Rutgers average 191.667 per meet which ranks seventh in the EAGL. Through six meets, the Scarlet Knights' strongest event is floor. The squad averages 48.371 which is seventh-best in the league.
Luisa Leal ranks in the top three in the conference on vault and bars and averages the fifth-highest score in the all-around (38.925).
In a tri-meet against No. 11 Ohio State and No. 17 Auburn, the 22nd-ranked Mountaineers scored 195.175 to finish second behind the Buckeyes (195.450) Sunday in Morgantown.
West Virginia is ranked in the top-25 nationally on vault, beam and floor led by the squad's 48.883 average on vault.
Hope Sloanhoffer is top-10 in the league in all four events and leads the EAGL with a 39.117 all-around average.
William and Mary
William and Mary participated in the Sweetheart Invitational against George Washington, No. 19 NC State and No. 10 Penn State in Raleigh Saturday and placed fourth with a 191.375, which was its second-highest total of the season.
The Tribe average 189.270 per meet which ranks sixth in the ECAC. The squad's strongest event is vault. The Tribe average 47.910 on the apparatus.
In the ECAC, Kristin Milardo ranks eighth in the all-around (38.140) and is tied for ninth on vault (9.700).