The North Carolina gymnastics team was home. And when the Tar Heels are home, they don’t lose — at least they hadn’t until Friday.
The Tar Heels were 3-0 at home this season entering Friday’s matchup with Towson at Carmichael Arena. The last time North Carolina competed at home, it knocked off then-undefeated Pittsburgh behind its highest score of the season.
Away from the comfort of Carmichael Arena, though, the story has been the exact opposite. UNC has yet to win on the road this season, posting both of its season-low scores away from Chapel Hill.
So when the Tar Heels fell to Towson on Friday 193.100-193.050, marring their undefeated home record, coach Derek Galvin was surprised to say the least.
“Towson’s got a good team, they’re gutsy kids, they fight hard, but quite honestly, we should have won this meet,” Galvin said. “We didn’t do what we needed to do.