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Feb. 12, 2010


Pitt vs. Penn State meet notes

The Pitt gymnastics team will host in-state rival Penn State Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field House for their annual Think Pink meet, which will help to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.

The Panthers (3-4, 1-2 EAGL) are coming off a quad meet win in which they defeated No. 13 Iowa State, East Atlantic Gymnastics League foe Rutgers and Brockport with a 195.175. Sophomore Alicia Talucci (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) was named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week for her efforts in an all-around victory in the meet. Teammate Meaghan Biros (Chicago, Ill./Mother McAuley) earned Rookie of the Week honors after posting a career high on the uneven bars with a 9.775.

No. 15-ranked Penn State is coming off a win over No. 23 Illinois last weekend in which senior Brandi Personett took the all-around title with a 39.600.

Live scoring for the meet can be found on

Below is Pitt’s probable lineup for the meet against the Nittany Lions.

1. Molly Moyer
2. Jen Liberato
3. Shannon Vafiadou
4. Alicia Talucci
5. Meaghan Biros
6. Dani Bryan
Exh. Krista Rubini

Uneven Bars
1. Jessica Byich
2. Dani Bryan
3. Alicia Talucci
4. Jen Liberato
5. Meaghan Biros
6. Sarah Thompson
Exh. Laura Rigney

Balance Beam
1. Molly Moyer
2. Laura Rigney
3. Shannon Vafiadou
4. Meaghan Biros
5. Sarah Thompson
6. Alicia Talucci
Exh. Jessica Byich

Floor Exercise
1. Molly Moyer
2. Meaghan Biros
3. Jen Liberato
4. Shannon Vafiadou
5. Alicia Talucci
6. Mallory Brewer
Exh. Kelsey Ainsworth

Pitt Gymnastics To Host Penn State In Think Pink Meet

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