Towson at Pittsburgh
|Full Results||Towson: 196.100||Pittsburgh: 195.875|
|VT: Bolen 9.875||UB: Chamberlain 9.875||BB: Copperwheat, Ewing, Beckwith, Washington, Bolen 9.875||FX: Washington 9.900||AA: Washington 38.475|
The Big Storyline: Towson notched its highest road score of the season to finish just ahead of Pittsburgh, who put together three solid rotations after having to count a mistake on vault.
Implications: Pittsburgh succeeded in dropping its last remaining 194 but sits just outside of the top 36. It will probably need to score into the 196s in its last two meets to feel safe in qualifying to regionals. Towson also increased its NQS, but with a lower maximum score it sits in the play-in zone for regionals.
Records: Pittsburgh broke the program beam record for the third time this season with a 49.350.
Current Rankings: No. 24 Towson at No. 36 Pittsburgh
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: Towson and Pitt are the No. 1- and No. 3-ranked teams in the EAGL, respectively. Both have been regularly scoring into the 196s, so it could potentially be a close, high scoring meet. Each team isalso looking to secure a spot at regionals. Towson’s position is all but secure, but another big number could keep the Tigers out of the dangerous play-in spots. Pittsburgh sits in the precarious No. 36 position, and with a few teams still without enough scores for NQS, the Panthers are pretty much on the outside looking in. They still have a 194 to drop, so another 196 would put them in a much more comfortable position.
Need More Proof? Pitt’s freshman trio of Hallie Copperwheat, Sidney Washington and Jordyn Ewing have been a big reason why the Panthers are in the position they are in. Katie Chamberlain has also been having a breakout year after being limited by injuries in past seasons. For Towson, freshman Clara Hong has been a standout, especially on bars, and don’t miss Camille Vitoff’s Yurchenko 1.5 on vault.
- Video Type: Live Stream (free)
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=39715f17-3767-4b61-beb1-02cd2c667032
- Scores: https://sidearmstats.com/pittsburgh/gymnastics/20220306.htm
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