The North Carolina gymnastics team fell to No. 11 George Washington on Saturday afternoon by a score of 194.950-194.275 in Carmichael Arena. But Coach Derek Galvin was not disappointed.
Saturday's meet saw a flurry of season-best performances for UNC. And Galvin noted that while his team struggled two weeks ago to avoid falls, he saw no falls during Saturday's event.
Senior Sarah Peterson set the tone for the day when she vaulted for a season-best score of 9.800 — giving her a second-place finish among all competitors. Her teammates followed her lead to finish out the first rotation trailing the Colonials by .300 points.
The Tar Heels came across some trouble in the uneven bars when senior Lexi Cappalli lost her grip and fell off the bar, docking her score to a 8.950. But senior Josselyn Mackey and sophomore Morgan Lane followed with season-best scores, and sophomore Kaitlynn Hedelund remained poised through her landing to finish the bars with a score of 9.825.
Hedelund ended up tying for first place with her finish in the uneven bars.