Terps Set for Home Finale
March 8, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland gymnastics team completes its 2012 home slate Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. at the Comcast Center against Bridgeport and Penn. The meet marks the third meeting between the Terps and Bridgeport this season.
The Terps RQS on all four events ranks in the top 35 nationally led by vault. Maryland's 48.805 is ranked 27th and ranked third in the EAGL.
Sophomore Karen Tang is tied for fifth in the conference on bars with a 9.805 RQS.
On beam, freshman Stephanie Giameo is sixth in the EAGL with a 9.780 RQS. Giameo has scored a 9.750 or higher on beam in four of the past five meets.
Dodds and Krikorian are ranked first and third, respectively, in the conference on floor. Dodds has scored a 9.875 three times this season and possess a 9.855 RQS. Krikorian's RQS is 9.820 and is averaging a 9.756.
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The Terps' performance on bars was the 23rd-best score in program history. Maryland finished the night in third behind Bridgeport (196.350) and New Hampshire (195.800).
Sophomore Katy Dodds scored career bests on floor (9.900) and bars (9.800). Dodds tied for the gold medal on floor. Junior Ally Krikorian posted a career-high 9.875 on floor and sophomore Karen Tang tied for second on bars with a career-best 9.875, along with senior Kyra Phillips who posted a career-high 9.825 on the apparatus.
Maryland has won 25 of the 27 meetings with Penn. The Terps have won 12 in a row in the series.
The Purple Knights took first place in the four-team University of New Hampshire Invitational. For the second time this season, Bridgeport posted a new team record score winning with a total of 196.350 points.
The Purple Knights top event is floor. The squad's RQS is 48.760 which is the best in the conference.
Monica Mesalles is the top gymnast in the ECAC on vault and floor. Mesalles has a 9.875 RQS on vault and 9.825 RQS on floor.
Penn knocked off ECAC-rival Southern Connecticut on Saturday to earn its 15th victory of the season. The squad is averaging 191.575 per meet and its RQS is 191.960 which is third in the conference.
The Quakers top event is bars and are led by Kirsten Strausbaugh. Penn's RQS on the apparatus is 48.250 and Strausbaugh is second in the ECAC with a RQS of 9.785.