RALEIGH, NC — Two events in and with a lead at the halfway mark, the North Carolina gymnastics team was cruising in the noisy Reynolds Coliseum, where screaming fans belted out the lyrics to Frozen’s “Let It Go” during a break between events.
The “Frozen”-themed meet didn’t bode quite as well for the Tar Heels as they had hoped, as their momentum froze halfway through the meet. UNC finished in second place with 194.500 points, despite having a chance to get into the 195-range for the second time this season.
“We talked to the team at the end of the meet and said we’ve got to be prepared to take advantage of every opportunity,” Coach Derek Galvin said. “We had an opportunity tonight and let it slip through our fingers.”
After scoring in the 195-range last weekend for the first time in almost two years, the North Carolina women’s gymnastics team was feeling strong going into Saturday’s quad meet against N.C. State, West Virginia and William & Mary.
And as the Tar Heels got going, their momentum picked up as they improved on vault and floor, the two events they had struggled with the previous week.