The highest away meet score of the season was not enough to vault the North Carolina gymnastics team past the Pittsburgh Panthers in Pennsylvania Saturday night.
The Tar Heels scored 195.600, but the Panthers’ 196.175 sealed the Tar Heels’ second place finish in the dual meet.
Regardless of the score, senior Elizabeth Durkac was able to see the positive aspects of the team’s outing.
“Even though we got second, the team was really happy with our score and our performance,” Durkac said. “We were very focused and brought energy to each event.”
While North Carolina as a team was not able to top Pittsburgh, Durkac and sophomore Haley Watts were able to place first and second, respectively, in the all-around. Durkac’s 39.325 was a personal high and was enough to earn her a fifth all-around title of the season.