N.C. State and Towson at Pittsburgh
|Full Results||Pitt: 195.700||N.C. State: 195.425||Towson: 194.475|
|VT: Shepard, Bolen 9.900||UB: Robinson, Coca, Zuhlke 9.875||BB: Negrete 9.875||FX: Negrete 9.900||AA: Bolen 39.050|
The Big Storyline: It was a season high for all three teams, but ultimately Pitt came out on top. The Panthers’ score set a new season high by nearly three points and is the highest score from an EAGL team this year. N.C. State had to count a fall on beam in the first rotation but rallied in the last three rotations to break 195 for the first time. Towson finally put a complete meet together despite missing several key athletes at this meet.
Implications: Pitt moves up four spots in the national rankings to No. 42 and jumps ahead of Temple for No. 5 in the EAGL standings. Towson drops a few spots in the national rankings but moves ahead of New Hampshire to third in the EAGL.
Records: Lauren Bolen’s and Emily Shepard’s matching 9.900s on vault were both career highs.
Current Rankings: No. 28 N.C. State and No. 34 Towson at No. 46 Pittsburgh
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: N.C. State has looked strong on bars and floor this season, already breaking the 49 mark on both events. Towson’s first two meets have been record breaking for the program, even with counted mistakes. Look for the Tigers to continue to build on that success. Pitt has struggled so far and will be looking to put a full meet together to show what it is capable of.
Need More Proof? Keep an eye out for Towson’s Camille Vitoff, who debuted her Yurchenko one and a half on vault last week and scored a 9.850. Pitt’s Katie Chamberlain has been killing her comeback season with scores of 9.875 and 9.900 for her first two bar routines. She also made her debut on beam in week three. Teammate Katrina Coca is making a comeback of her own and is a gymnast to watch on both bars and beam. N.C. State sophomore Emily Shepard has been named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week for two weeks straight and will be someone to watch on all four events.
- Video Type: ESPN3
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/cd381b6a-ee33-4f4e-9807-7c19fa7f3c12
- Scores: http://sidearmstats.com/pittsburgh/gymnastics/20210131.htm
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2021/01/30/live-blog-no-28-n-c-state-and-no-34-towson-at-no-46-pittsburgh/
- Live Blog Editor: Mary Emma