On Senior Night, the North Carolina gymnastics team fell to New Hampshire, 194.950 to 194.275, in Carmichael Arena on Friday.
The Tar Heels (6-5, 3-3 EAGL) started off with an impressive showing on the vault, with consistent scores across the board. Junior Khazia Hislop led the team with a 9.875. The New Hampshire Wildcats (12-2, 3-1 EAGL) performed well on the uneven bars, scoring 48.750.
Throughout the meet, the Tar Heels and the Wildcats continued to battle it out with closely-matched performances. North Carolina’s Rylie Dewhurst led her team in bars with a 9.825. She landed seamlessly at the end of her routine, receiving a deafening cheer from the home crowd.
On the balance beam, the Tar Heels struggled to maintain their excellence, making several key falls and slips that disrupted the flow of their execution. Sophomore Lily Dean struggled to find a rhythm before finishing her routine with a clean landing. Although North Carolina’s Jamie DeCicco dropped an imposing 9.850, many of her teammates found themselves in a similar slump, not able to produce a masterful showing on the beam.