Feb. 22, 2013
PITTSBURGH - The Pitt gymnastics team took third at Maryland's quad meet on Saturday night, scoring a solid 194.875, its second-highest team score of the season. The host Terrapins scored a 195.600 to win the meet, followed by second place Bridgeport (195.200) and fourth place George Washington (194.825).
Pitt built upon its team score at each event, improving on each apparatus along the way.
The Panthers started out the night on bars, scoring a 48.375 team mark. Senior Alyssa Adrian and sophomore Bri Hogan led all Pitt scorers with a 9.725, placing tied for eighth overall.
Moving on to the balance beam, the Panthers had a strong performance with a 48.750 team score. Freshman Lindsay Offutt's outstanding 9.90 on the balance beam was good enough for second overall. Offutt was followed by rookie Laura Kummerle in third with a 9.850. With the fourth-best score, but fifth overall, Adrian recorded a 9.80.
On the floor exercise, Pitt scored a 48.850 team score, with three Panthers scoring a 9.80 or above. Offutt again led Pitt scorers with a 9.825, which was good enough for seventh - the fourth-best score of the night. Katie O'Rourke and Adrian each scored a 9.80, which ranked 11th, but was the fifth-best score.
Pitt finished the night on the vault, which was its strongest event of the meet, scoring a 48.900. The Panthers were again led by a freshman as Lisa Soto scored a 9.825, which placed her in fourth overall. Freshman Nicole Pearson took sixth with a 9.800 and Haley Sedgewick recorded a 9.775 for 10th place - the sixth-best score.
Pitt will return home on March 2 for the squad's first home meet in five weeks when they host EAGL foe North Carolina at 7 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field House.