The North Carolina gymnastics team finished second in Pittsburgh Friday night, but yet again an underwhelming performance in a single event held the Tar Heels back.
The Tar Heels (5-3) beat out East Atlantic Gymnastics League opponent Pittsburgh (5-4) with a score of 194.050, but suffered a close loss to Temple (7-6), who finished with a 194.200 score. The story of the meet for UNC came on the uneven bars.
North Carolina had a team score of 47.350, which put them in third place after the first rotation.
“We did not perform up to the level that we are capable of on that event,” head coach Derek Galvin said. “Our team performance tonight did not reflect the way the team has been training.”
Despite the subpar performance on bars, the Tar Heels rebounded with high team scores in the vault, balance beam and floor routine.