Pittsburgh at N.C. State
|Full Results||N.C. State: 194.925||Pitt: 192.800|
|VT: Negrete 9.825||UB: Robinson, Chamberlain, Coca 9.875||BB: Beckwith 9.850||FX: Shepard 9.850||AA: Shepard 39.225|
The Big Storyline: N.C. State got off to a solid start, recording a near-195 and scoring over 49 on bars. Pitt overall had a rough meet, counting a fall on both bars and floor, and had two potential injuries during the meet. There were some high points, though, as Katie Chamberlain and Katrina Coca both came back from major injuries to score matching 9.875s on bars to tie for the title with N.C. State’s Meredith Robinson. Coca also made her career beam debut (as a sixth-year) with a 9.825.
Implications: Neither team is going to want to count its score toward NQS, but this meet will serve as a good starting point to build on.
Controversies: Scoring was overall tight, especially on vault. Both Sam and Ryan Snider did not travel to the meet due to “COVID-related protocols.”
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: It’s the first EAGL matchup of 2021 with the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the conference according to the EAGL preseason poll.
Need More Proof? For N.C. State, keep an eye out for a pair of sophomores: Chloe Negrete and Emily Shepard. Both had outstanding freshman seasons and both are poised to continue that success. Also, freshman Carina Jordan, a former junior elite and Nastia Liukin Cup competitor, is set to make her collegiate debut. Pitt lost a huge senior class from 2020, so look for key injury returners, Katrina Coca and Katie Chamberlain, as well as freshman Trinity Macy, to step in and fill the holes.
- Video Type: ACCNx
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/ce386c03-ab1c-49ef-891a-8a582c6657ba#bucketId=1
- Scores: http://sidearmstats.com/ncsu/gymnastics/20210115.htm
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2021/01/15/live-blog-pittsburgh-at-n-c-state/
- Live Blog Editor: Mary Emma