Towson struggles in the Steel City

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By: Jesse L. Baird, Staff Writer 

Towson placed fourth in Friday’s meet at Pittsburgh with a score of 194.400. West Virginia won the meet with a score of 195.700, followed by Pittsburgh (195.375) and Michigan State (194.600).

“We had a few situations in which we had small deductions due to not being perfect in execution,” Head Coach Vicki Chliszyzck May said. “While each deduction only costs very little points, these add up and that was the case Friday night.”

Towson’s best performance of the evening came on the balance beam, in which the team scored a 48.950.

Tyra McKellar placed second in the all-around competition with a score of 39.025, followed by Gabriella Yarussi in third with a score of 38.875.

The Tigers will look to rebound during their next meet in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Friday, March 10.

The meet will be held at Reynold’s Coliseum, the same location for the 2017 EAGL Championships on March 18.

Towson returns home for its last home meet of the season on March 12, as the team hosts Cornell and Brockport.

“Our goal for the remainder the season is to finish strong and perfect the small things,” Chliszyzck May said. “We will be working on small details this week with hopes of perfecting routines and putting together strong performances as we face the home stretch.”

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