COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team performed well in a meet at the University of Maryland, but was unable to come up with the victory after being edged by the Terrapins 195.1-194.225. With the loss, the Wildcats are now 11-4 on the season.
UNH, as has been the case for much of this season, proved to be best on vault with a team score of 48.975. Leading the way in the event for the 'Cats was junior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine), as she took first place overall in the meet with a high score of 9.875. The Wildcats claimed three of the top four scores in the event.
Bars also proved to be a solid event for UNH and the squad was led by Diodati once again with a 9.80 for third place overall. Freshman Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) performed well in both vault and on bars with scores of 9.8 for fourth and 9.775 for fifth, respectively.
On balance beam, junior EAGL top scorer Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) did it again, taking first place honors in the meet with a high mark of 9.850, while sophomore Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) posted a 9.80 to tie for second place overall.
UNH did not fare as well in the floor exercise as Maryland took the top for spots in the event. However, senior Wildcat Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) continued her strong string of floor routines and placed fifth overall in the event with a judgement of 9.775 to tie for fourth.
The Wildcats will remain on the road this weekend and will travel to Penn State for a meet on Sat., Feb. 21. Also competing in the 7 p.m. meet with UNH are Bridgeport and Rutgers.