Evans led UNC in the All-Around with a total score of 39.125, beating her teammate Krista Jasper for first place by less than a point.
Evans placed first in the floor exercise with a score of 9.850 and tied fellow Tar Heel Kristin Aloi for the top spot on the balance beam.
“I was confident and I knew that my team had my back the whole time, cheering me on,” Evans said. “We gave each other energy, so I feel like today was good.”
Aloi finished her first season in Carmichael with the tie for first on balance beam and a second-place finish on the floor exercise. Her score of 9.800 was the sixth time she recorded a score of 9.800 or better this season.
Junior Zoya Johnson also had a strong meet, finishing first on the vault with a score of 9.850 and placing in the top three for the uneven parallel bars and balance beam.
“I thought it was a good team performance. We had some outstanding individual performances as well,” UNC coach Derek Galvin said. “Morgan Evans had a great meet as an All-Arounder, so did Krista Jasper. I thought this was Zoya Johnson’s best meet thus far.”
The Tar Heels previously defeated the Tribe by a margin of 4.775 earlier in the season, yet this win highlighted the cohesiveness gained by the team throughout the season.
“It was a good team performance. I think it wasn’t the sharpest that we’ve looked,” Galvin said. “But it was a very solid team performance”
Next weekend UNC will travel to College Park to take on Maryland for the second time this season. In their first home meet against the Terrapins, the Tar Heels lost by a margin of .400 after faulty performances on the balance beam.
“Last time we saw Maryland we had not come together as a team on beam yet. I feel like we have now,” Galvin said. “They’re going to be a tough team to beat at home, but we love challenges. So we’re going to go up there with attitude that if we do our best, we’ll walk out of there feeling good about our performance.”
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