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ACC Gymnastics Week 8 Recap


The ACC gymnastics season highs continued as Clemson dominated North Carolina on Friday evening with their prime rating up to now (197.350) whereas NC State swept the convention (6-0) on Sunday with a win in opposition to Pitt and a 196.850, the staff’s prime street rating, elevating them to No. 21 within the nation.

Learn on for the highlights from the final of the ACC battles earlier than the convention championship on March 23.

UNC @ #24 Clemson

Last rating: Clemson: 197.350 – North Carolina: 195.500

The Tigers began their evening robust on vault with a 49.2, enhancing by four-tenths from the earlier week. The rotation was highlighted by Lauren Rutherford’s large Yurchenko 1.5 to match her profession excessive of 9.925 and take the title. The Tar Heels saved it shut with a 49.15 on bars. Lali Dekanoidze anchored with a caught double structure to earn a 9.925 and the bar title. After Rotation 1, the Tigers led the Tar Heels by solely half of a tenth.

UNC matched their bar rating on vault with a 49.15, and Kaya Forbes notched the staff’s greatest rating of 9.9 for her Yurchenko full. Clemson constructed off of Rotation 1’s power, scoring a 49.250 on bars. Eve Jackson led the Tigers with a 9.9 to nab a profession excessive. After two rotations, Clemson elevated its result in practically two-tenths.

Because the Tar Heels took a activate flooring, the staff struggled to remain in bounds and needed to depend three scores of 9.625 or decrease. Their highest rating was Gwen Fink’s 9.825. The Tigers bounced again after final week’s beam (48.625) and tallied a 49.3, a season-high efficiency. Kielyn McCright posted a 9.9, and Sierra Church anchored with a caught 1.5 for a career-high 9.925 to seize the occasion title. After the struggles on flooring from the Tar Heels, the Tigers maintained their dominant lead.  

Within the closing rotation of the evening, UNC scored a 48.75 on beam after having to depend two scores of 9.65. Hallie Thompson led the Tar Heels with a 9.85. On flooring, Clemson fired an enormous 49.6 to safe the win and earn their greatest rating of the season (197.350). All 5 counting scores have been 9.9+, however Rebecca Wells stole the present with a 9.95 to take residence the ground title. Wells additionally received the all-around with a 39.45.

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#24 NC State @ Pitt

Last rating: NC State: 196.850 – Pitt: 195.200

At residence, the Panthers led off with a 48.95 on vault, simply lacking the 49 mark. Shruthi Anand tabbed Pitt’s highest rating of 9.825. The Wolfpack have been stable proper out of the gate with a 49.3 on bars. Emily Shepard highlighted the rotation with a caught full-twisting double again to safe the bars title with a 9.95, and the Wolfpack led the Panthers by 0.350 after Rotation 1.

In Rotation 2, NC State elevated their result in 0.475 after incomes a 49.15 on vault with Ashley Knight’s first-place ending 9.875. On bars, Pitt earned a 49.025, highlighted by Arayah Simons and Jordyn Ewing’s 9.85s.

Beam continued to plague Pitt through the third rotation, the place they needed to depend a falling rating of 8.950 to put up a 47.925. Hallie Copperwheat anchored with a 9.875 to guide the staff. On flooring, the Wolfpack scored a 49.225 with all 5 counting scores at 9.8+. This week, they couldn’t fairly break into the 9.9s, however Shepard and Chloe Negrete led with 9.875s. 

The Panthers received again heading in the right direction on flooring with a 49.3 to shut out their meet. Jah’Liyah Bedminster highlighted the day with a 9.9 to seize the occasion title. NC State ended with a 49.175 on beam, the place Negrete put the cherry on prime of the meet with a 9.9 within the anchor spot to safe the title and Wolfpack win (196.850). Shepard additionally put up an all-around rating of 39.500.

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