The Minnesota Golden Gophers posted a near season-high 196.825 to defeat the Maryland Terrapins and secure their third consecutive home win of the season.

The Terrapins took an early lead with a huge, season-high 49.250 on bars. The uneven bars have consistently been Maryland’s strongest event, however, six scores above 9.825 made for their most impressive rotation of the season. The Gophers also got off to a solid start on vault with a strong 49.125. This score was made possible by a huge, event-title winning 9.925 from sophomore star Lexy Ramler.  

Lexy Ramler celebrates after competing on the uneven bars for the Minnesota Golden Gophers against the Maryland Terrapins in Minneapolis, Minnesota/Minnesota Athletics

The second rotation saw the Gophers surpass Maryland with a huge season-high 49.525 on bars. Both Ramler and Ivy Lu highlighted the rotation, scoring a 9.925 and a near-perfect 9.975, respectively. Coming off of their electrifying first rotation, the Terps posted a 48.750 on vault to trail the home team going into the third rotation.

The Gophers expanded their margin over the opposing team in the third rotation with a 49.250 on beam. A low 9.550 from Ona Loper threatened Minnesota’s event total, however, both Ramler and Lu rose to the occasion once again with a 9.950 and a 9.900. On floor, Maryland scored a solid 48.925 to maintain their position behind Minnesota.

In the final rotation the Gophers posted a mere 48.950 on floor, however, it was enough to secure the meet over Maryland, who totaled a 48.400 on beam. Despite the low event total, Ramler managed to carry her team in the final rotation with another 9.900. Overall, Ramler posted a career-high 39.725 to win not only the all-around title, but three out of the four event titles as well.

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