Tar Heels Get Victory Defeated N.C. State, Pittsburgh, William And mary

Led by a standout performance from junior all-arounder Morgan Lane, North Carolina scored a 195.675 to win a quad meet at renovated Reynolds Coliseum on the NC State campus.

The Tar Heels never trailed en route to the meet title, edging the Wolfpack (195.025), Pittsburgh (194.075) and Wiliam & Mary (193.025). It was UNC's highest team score since 2013.

“It was a solid team performance and we were confident and composed throughout the meet," said head coach Derek Galvin. "Our execution improved from the previous meet and that’s what we want to do, keep improving each week. It was a great atmosphere and it’s always good to win on the road over two conference opponents."

Khazia Hislop earned a 9.850 on the balance beam while the Tar Heels posted a 49.150 as a team.

Morgan Lane helped pace UNC on the uneven bars with a score of 9.825.

The Tar Heels jumped out in front from the beginning with with a season-high 49.000 on floor led by a career-best 9.875 by Madison Nettles.

Looking to secure the win, Emma Marchese matched her season-high with a 9.850 in the team's first routine on balance beam. Kaitlynn Hedelund contributed a 9.825, Khazia Hislop had 9.850 and Morgan Lane secured the win with a 9.950.

Emma Marchese

Kaitlynn Hedelund

Morgan Lane

"We were pleased with the outcome," said Galvin. "Everyone did their job tonight."

The Tar Heels return to Carmichael Arena to host New Hampshire on Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m.

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