Maryland gymnastics had its first competition of the 2020 season on Sunday, posting 194.875 points in a win over No. 25 Penn State.
After senior Audrey Barber and sophomore Emma Silberman each picked up 9.85 points on the uneven bars, Maryland couldn’t keep its consistency and struggled the rest of the first apparatus. But that all began to change in the second — sophomore Reese McClure kicked it off with a 9.85-point performance on the vault.
“We haven’t competed over 300 days. Once we got that first rotation out of the way they really kind of turned into themselves,” head coach Brett Nelligan said. “You could see them really get into kind of an attack mode on beam and floor and that carried us through.”
McClure eventually earned a career-high 9.925 points on the vault, as well.
With the postponement of Friday’s home opener against Michigan State, the Terps won’t be in action again until Jan. 30 at Rutgers.
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Chloe Bibby continues to dominate for the Terps, especially in the first half.
Chloe Bibby (@chloebibby) with consecutive explosive first halves for the Terps.— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) January 17, 2021
Against Minn (1/14):
15 pts, 5 reb, 3 assists, 2 steals
5-8 from the floor, 2-3 from deep
Against Wisco (today):
16 pts, 4 reb, 2 assists
6-10 from the floor, 3-6 from deep
Maryland football alumni Stefon Diggs, Quinton Jefferson and Darnell Savage Jr. are off to the NFL’s conference championship games.
Former Maryland football interim head coach Matt Canada is reportedly being promoted to offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lila remembers his time in College Park fondly.
Former Maryland football offensive coordinator and interim head coach Matt Canada is reportedly getting promoted to OC for the Pittsburgh Steelers.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) January 16, 2021
Former Terps Antoine Brooks Jr. and Anthony McFarland Jr. have been coached by Canada in college and with the Steelers. https://t.co/phBPsBYoLf
This will always be one of my favorite moments of Matt Canada's time at Maryland. He stepped into an tough position after Jordan McNair’s death, trying to guide a team through tragedy— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) January 16, 2021
Players were determined to get a win in the upset over No. 15 Texas on Sept. 1, 2018. @TwanDoee https://t.co/urpmzEFv7P pic.twitter.com/jY2HBcplyS
Maryland wrestling was blown out by No. 14 Minnesota.