The North Carolina gymnastics team posted its highest away meet score of the season to defeat William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., on Saturday.
The team scored 195.125 points to William & Mary’s 192.625 and dominated on the floor routine, beating the Tribe by more than a point during that rotation.
The Tar Heels (7-5, 3-3 EAGL) began the night on bars, which has been a challenging event for the team throughout the season. The team posted a 48.675 and was led by sophomore Rylie Dewhurst.
Dewhurst matched her season-high with a 9.825 which was good enough for first overall on the bars.
“Bars has been a challenging event for us on the road,” head coach Derek Galvin said. “Today, they shook that off.”
Despite their impressive performance on bars, the Tar Heels were losing to the Tribe, who started on the vault.
UNC then moved to the vault where the team began to take control of the meet. The Tar Heels scored a 48.975 on vault and gained the lead going into the third rotation.
The Tar Heels third rotation was the floor routine, which is the team’s strength. UNC posted their best score of any rotation with a 49.125 and dominated the event.