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LSU @ Florida Live Blog

It's Friday and that means it's time for gymnastics. Tonight, I'm live blogging LSU at Florida.

LSU and Florida are two highly ranked SEC gymnastics powerhouses, LSU is currently ranked # 7 and Florida is sitting tight at # 2. This is a home meet for Florida and they are often best at home, much like LSU. But will the Tigers devour the Gators, or will the Tigers get trapped by the strong Gator jaws.
Gator Chomp Away!

Refresh the page every 5-10 minutes or so for more animal kingdom metaphors, puns, Gator chomping and all the gymnastics.

Be prepared for lots of Gator chomping tonight, especially during Florida's floor rotation.

For vault, Ashleigh Gnat has a DTY, so yeah, but Kennedy Baker and Alicia Boren are doing Yurchenko one and a halves which are also out of a 10.00.

In the all-around, Bridget Sloan practically owns that title, but Kennedy Baker is also a solid all-arounder for the Gators. Myia Hambrick has been the best all-arounder for LSU this season, and if she pulls out what she did last weekend at home, she'll be pretty awesome.

Rotation one Florida will start on vault and LSU will be on bars.

Bridgey Caquatto Florida VT - FTY, small hop, but pretty clean. 9.85

Jessica Savona UB LSU - maloney + pak giant 1/1, DLO, small foot shuffle on the landing. 9.825

Ericha Fassbender VT Florida - FTY, stuck. 9.85

Myia Hambrick LSU UB -  jump KCHS,  ray,  giant 1/1 + bail, toe shoot, full in, small foot step back. 9.875

Bridget Sloan VT Florida -  FTY, foot shuffle, chest down a bit. 9.9

Julianna Cannamela UB LSU toe on + tkatchev bail,  KCHS, full in, small step. Beautiful toes and extension 9.85

Alicia Boren VT Florida - Yurchenko 1 1/2, hop FWD, beautiful form in the air. 9.9

Randii Wyrick Giant 1/1 + tkachev,  bail, DLO, leg seps in air, but stuck. 9.825

Kennedy Baker VT Florida -   Y 1 1/2, some knee bend, small hop 9.925

Sarah Finnegan LSU UB -  ray, bail+ toe shoot,  DLO, small step back 9.9

Alex McMurtry VT Florida - FTY, beautiful height and technique, small hop on the landing. 9.925

Sahe Zamardi UB LSU -  Maloney + pak,  giant 1/2 + khorkina, double arabian dismount, steps on landing. 9.875

Oh holy s*** with the Florida home scoring.  Seriously though...

Scores after first rotation
Florida vault: 49.500
LSU bars: 49.325

Onto the second rotation, LSU goes to vault and Florida will go to bars.

Julianna Cannamela VT LSU - FTY, stuck. 9.875

Kennedy Baker UB Florida -  jump KCHS,  ray, _ bail,  toe 1/2 + double front, stuck.9.875

Sydney Ewing LSU VT - Yurchenko 1 & 1/2, small step foward, off to the side. 9.9

Alicia Boren UB Florida -  jump KCHS Tkatchev,  clear hip + bail,  DLO, small shuffle. 9.85

Erin Macadaeg VT LSU -  FTY, good form, small hop on the landing. 9.9

Bianca Dancose-Giambattiste UB Florida -  toe on + maloney + bail, KCHS, DLO, legs separated in air, step back. 9.25

Jessica Savona VT LSU- FTY, step back, but lots of distance. 9.8

Bridgey Caquatto Florida UB -  jump KCHS + ray,  toe on+ bail,  DLO, stuck, chest might have been a little low 9.925

Myia Hambrick VT LSU - FTY, stuck, beautiful 9.925

Bridget Sloan UB Florida - jump KCHS + ray toe on + bail,  toe shoot, DLO, locked knees on landing and hopped back. 9.9

Ashleigh Gnat LSU VT - DTY, huge height, small hop back. 9.95

Alex McMurtry UB Florida - jump KCHS, over arched a handstand and fell,  bail,  toe shoot, full in dismount, small hop. 9.025

Whoa, hey now! I think LSU was benefiting from that generous Florida home scoring, even though they're the visiting team. They beat Florida's vault score by 0.05, oh and they're tied.

Scores after 2 rotations:
LSU 98.875, vault 49.550
Florida 98.875, bars 49.375

Onto the third rotation. The Tigers have the Gators in a vice grip or vis versa. Florida will go to beam and LSU will be on floor.

Kennedy Baker Florida Beam - wolf 1/1 turn,  aerial cartwheel + bhs,  straddle + spl 3/4,  aerial + 1/1 twist, good landing. 9.9

Sydney Ewing FX LSU -  fro 2/1 opening pass,  FHS + fro 1/1 + fro lay,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double pike. 9.875

Peyton Ernst BB Florida - press handstand mount,  fro aerial walk over,  BHS + LOSO, big steps out and back,  spl + sheep jump, 1/1 turn small wobble,  gainer pike dismount,  stuck 9.825

Myia Hambrick LSU FX -  DLO, beautiful control and form and amplitude,   2 1/2 + punch front, low  on the punch front, but recovers well,  sw 1/2 + wolf 1/2, double back, step back, 9.85

Ericha Fassbender BB Florida - fro aerial walkover,  BHS + LOSO,  1/1 turn,  sissone,  beat + sheep,  aerial + 1/1 twist dismount, small hop back. 9.9

McKenna Kelly LSU FX -  DLO, huge power,  punch front lay + fro 1/1, big step, tour jete 1/1 + tuck ,1/1 double back, step forward, the seat drop. Boom. 9.85

Alicia Boren BB Florida - front toss,  BHS + LOSO, just whips that tumbling out so quickly, spl + wolf, cat leap + gainer loso,  gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck. 9.95

Jessica Savona FX LSU -  1 1/2 + double back,  full in, bounce out,  front tuck,  sw 1/2 + popa,  double back. 9.85

Alex McMurtry BB Florida -  cat leap + front toss, BHS + LOSO,  sw + straddle to front support to clear hip, 1/1 turn, round off + 2/1 twist 9.95

Randii Wyrick FX LSU -  full in,  whip 1/2 + fro lay + fro 1/2, sw 1/4 + popa,  double back.  A herky jump, 9.9

Bridget Sloan BB Florida -  fro aerial + beat jump,  BHS +LOSO,  sw + spl, small balance check on the switch leap, 1/1 turn, falls again on her aerial cartwheel , round off + 2/1 twist. 9.3

Ashleigh Gnat LSU FX -  DLO, huge and controlled,  2 1/2 + punch front,  shushunova,  sw ring + tour jete 1/1,  double pike, chest down a little bit. 9.95

On to the final rotation Florida will end on floor, LSU will end on beam.

Scores after 3 rotations
Florida 148.400, beam total 49.525
LSU 148.325, floor total 49.450

It's a close one! Florida is ahead by .075, LSU could easily make themselves a gator skinned purse. Okay, that was a bad pun. Oh and I guess Alex McMurtry is going on floor for the first time in her collegiate career, so there's that to look forward to.

Erin Macadaeg BB LSU -  1/1 turn, slight bobble,  sw + sw 1/2, fro aerial + straddle jump,  BHS +LOSO, small balance check,  gainer 1/1 dismount. 9.925

Grace McLaughlin FX Florida - FHS + fro lay + fro 1/1, step fwd, maybe OOB,  sw 1/2 + wolf jump,  FHS + rudi,  1 1/2 + pike front. 9.85

Myia Hambrick LSU BB -  cat leap + aerial cartwheel, sw + straddle 1/4,  BHS + LOSO, balance check,  round off + 2/1 twist, stuck. 9.875

Alicia Boren FX Florida - full in,  tour jete + spl,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  double back.9.9

Michelle Gauthier BB LSU -  1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO, sw + tuck 1/1, big break,  sissone + gainer loso,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, step on landing. 9.75

Alex McMurtry FX Florida-  3/1 twist, aerial cartwheel, fro lay + fro 1/1,  tour jete 1/2 + wolf 1/2,  double back, lands it. 9.9

Sydney Ewing BB LSU- BHS + layout 2 ft, cat leap + sw 1/4,  standing LOSO + straddle jump 1/4,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, small step on landing. 9.9

Bridget Sloan FX Florida -  1 1/2 + 2 1/2, tour jete + popa, double pike, big step and goes OOB, with both feet, :(, She's pissed now; it's written all over her face.  1 1/2 + fro lay.9.725

Sarah Finnegan BB LSU - 3/1 wolf turn, short, more like 2 1/2,  BHS +LOSO,  sw + sw 1/2, side somi,  aerial + 1/1 twist, small foot shuffle 9.925

Kennedy Baker FX Florida - Pike arabian, double pike,  sw 1/4 + popa,  1 1/2 + fro 1/2 + straddle jump. 9.925

Ashleigh Gnat LSU BB -  fro aerial + beat jump, 1/1 turn, slight wobble,  sw + straddle 1/4, sw 1/4, small balance check,  BHS +LOSO, solid,  round off + 2/1 twist, small foot shuffle on landing. 9.95

Bridgey Caquatto FX Florida - 1 1/2 + fro tuck, FHS + rudi + split jump, crazy arms,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double pike.

Bridgey needs a 9.95 to win the meet for Florida. Almost, she got a 9.9, which means LSU wins.

Final Scores:
LSU 197.900, beam score 49.575
Florida 197.875, floor score 49.475

That was a hell of a meet!

Join me for Georgia at Alabama next.

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