The North Carolina gymnastics team defeated New Hampshire, 195.875-195.075, on Friday night. The contest was a Pink Meet in support of “Get REAL & HEEL” and Super Cooper, two local organizations that provide support for cancer patients.
Friday night’s meet marked the third meet and third victory in eight days for UNC. Against New Hampshire, the Tar Heels started out strong on vault. Led by first-year Alexis Allen, UNC put up 48.750 points to New Hampshire’s 48.400. The Tar Heels wavered on the balance beam, falling behind New Hampshire as they entered the final rotation. Junior Morgan Lane, ranked No. 2 in the nation on the apparatus, posted a score of just 9.80.
Going into their final event of the meeting, floor, UNC trailed New Hampshire. Dominant performances by Lane and first-year Khazia Hislop gave the Tar Heels the much-needed push to secure the win.
Who stood out?
Once again, Lane put on a standout performance, securing first place in the all-around competition with a score of 39.350. She also placed first on floor, with a personal-best of 9.925, and second on the uneven bars, with a personal-best 9.850.
Three-time rookie of the week Hislop was key to the Tar Heels’ victory. She tied Lane for first place on floor.