March 25, 2012
Pittsburgh, Pa. - North Carolina came in fourth place Saturday in the EAGL Conference Championship, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. The Heels scored a team total of 195.550. Senior Morgan Evans won second place in the individual all-around race with a total of 39.450.
Carolina scored a 49.000 on the vault, a season-high score. Senior Zoya Johnson tied for first place with her score of 9.900, which ties her personal best. Evans came in sixth overall with a 9.875 and the two seniors were named to the EAGL Championship Vault First Team. Senior Taylor Brown was third for the Heels and 13th overall at 9.825, a personal best, which earned her the championship second team. Junior Elizabeth Durkac and freshman Haley Watts each earned a 9.700 to round out the event.
On the uneven bars, UNC scored a 48.725 as a team. Evans led the Heels with a 9.875, and tied for second overall. Durkac scored a 9.825, tying for seventh place. The two gymnasts earned championship first team on the event. Johnson was next for the Heels with a 9.725, and junior Michelle Ikoma was close behind with a 9.700. Sophomore Acacia Cosentino finished the event with a 9.600.
The Heels totaled 48.700 on the balance beam. Durkac was the top scorer for the Heels with a 9.825, coming in third overall. Evans tied for fourth with a 9.800, and the two made the championship first team for the beam. Junior Maura Masatsugu and freshman Janell Sargent tied for 16th place with a 9.725, and they were named to the championship second team. Senior Krista Jasper added a 9.625 for the Heels to complete the event.
UNC finished at a 49.125 on the floor exercise, a season-high score. Evans and Jasper tied for second place overall, each with a 9.900, a personal best for Evans, and tying Jasper's best. The two were named to the championship first team. Durkac finished with a 9.825, and was followed by Brown at 9.775. Ikoma and Watts completed the floor exercise with a 9.725.
Evans finished in second place overall in the individual all-around race, earning a 39.450, a new personal best. Durkac came in fourth place with a 39.175.
The Tar Heels await their seeding in the NCAA Gymnastics Championships.