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LSU @ Georgia Live Blog

As promised, I am back for more NCAA Gymnastics live blogging. This afternoon is all about # 5 LSU visiting # 11 Georgia.

Last weekend, Georgia narrowly defeated Florida by only.050. Can Georgia pull off another win or will the LSU Tigers devour the Gym-Dogs. Refresh the page every few minutes or so to find out!

Before I officially begin, I just want to muse on the hilarity and eye-roll inducing SEC scoring. Last night the Alabama at Auburn meet had me eyeing certain scores suspiciously. My husband was watching with me and he also gave a few scores the proverbial side eye. I usually try to remain neutral, but I'm anticipating some scoring shenanigans as is expected in the SEC.

Rotation one, Georgia, the home team will start on vault, LSU will begin their night on bars.

Leading off vault for Georgia, Ashlyn Broussard - FTY, hop on landing. 9.825

Jessica Savona leads off bars for LSU -shaposh + bail,  giant 1/1 + taktchev,  DLO, stuck, or as far as I could tell. I couldn't see through Jay Clark's ass. 9.85

Natalie Vaculik VT GA -  FTY -  chest down,  step FWD 9.7

Myia Hambrick LSU UB - jimp KCHS + tkatchev, giant 1.1 + bail, toe shoot  Full in, step FWD 9.825

GiGI Marino GA VT -  Yurchenko 1 & 1/2, stuck. Nice form in the air. 9.9

Julianna Cannamela LSU UB - jump KCHS,  toe on + tkatchev,  bail,  nice hS positions, full in, step back. Good routine. 9.825

Sydney Snead VT GA - FTY very high, far, nice form, bounces in place. 9.9

Randii Wyrick LSU UB (replacing Lexie Priessman I guess since she's injured AGAIN) -  Jump KCHS giant 1/1 + tkatchev, falls, bail,  DLO, stuck. 9.175

Brittany Rogers VT - DTY huge,  hop back. 9.875

Sarah Finnegan UB LSU -  jump KCHS,  ray,  toe on + bail,  toe shoot to HB,  DLO, small step back. good routine for her. 9.875

Brandie Jay VT GA - yurchenko 1 & 1/2, small hop forward. 9.925

Shae Zamardi LSU UB- maloney+pak 1/2,  giant 1/2 + khorkina,  double arabian, small hop. 9.825

It's Georgia in the lead after the first rotation. Here are the scores:
Georgia vault total: 49.425
LSU bars total: 49.2

Second rotation, Georgia goes to bars and LSU will go to vault.

Props to ESPN for doing a splat-fest montage on beam.

Julianna Cannamela is leading off vault for LSU -  FTY nice form in the air. Small step on the landing. 9.8

Natalie Vaculik leads off bars for Georgia -  toe on + giant 1/2 + piked jaeger, bail,  full in, some crazy legs in the air. step back. 9.775

Sydney Ewing VT LSU -  yruchenko 1 and a half, hop on landing.  9.875

Gracie Cherry UB GA -  jump KCHS tkatchev, flexed feet, bail, DLO small slide back.  9.775

Sarah Finnegan VT LSU -  FTY, small step back.9.8

Sydney Snead GA UB -  jump KCHS,  clear hip + tkatchev,  bail,  short HS, giant 1/1,  DLO hop fwd. 9.825

Erin Macadaeg VT LSU -  FTY,  tries to hold the landing. 9.75

Rachel Schick GA UB -  tkatchev,  giant 1/2 + piked jaeger,  bail,  DLO, big hop FWD, chest slightly down on landing. 9.75

Myia Hambrick VT LSU -  very high, good form, small hop and step back. 9.85

Brandie Jay UB GA -  toe on + bail,  shushunova,  full twisting DLO, floats it and sticks 9.925

Ashleigh Gnat VT LSU - DTY Huge power, stuck. 9.95

Brittany Rogers UB GA -  jump KCHS stalder + ricna +pak, in bar, + maloney DLO stuck. 9.95
(that may have been a little side eye inducing, there were definitely short handstands)

Scores after 2 rotations:
Georgia 98.675, bars total 49.25
LSU 98.475, vault total 49.275

Third rotation, LSU will go to floor, Georgia will go to beam. LSU could overtake Georgia if they have a splat fest on beam.

Friday was yesterday, ESPN,  so this should be Saturday Night Heights, just FYI.

Natalie Vaculik leads off beam for Georgia -  sw + spl,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  fro aerial + beat jump,  side somi,  1/1 turn,  aerial cartwheel + 1/1 dismount. 9.825

Sydney Ewing leads off floor for LSU -  1 1/2 twist,  FHS + fro 1/1 + fro lay,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double pike.9.85

Brandie Jay BB GA -  1/1 turn,  cat leap + aerial cartwheel,  fro toss + bhs,  sw + sw 1/4 to front support to clear hip,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, stuck. 9.9

Myia Hambrick LSU FX -  beautiful DLO opening pass.  2 1/2 + fro tuck,  tour jete + wolf,  double pike, bounces out, 9.875

Brittany Rogers BB GA -  fro aerial + wolf,  bhs 1/1, BHS + LOSO, omelianchik,  BHS + 1 1/2 9.925

Sarah Finnegan FX LSU - 1 1/2 + 2 1/2,  double back, memmel 1/1, sw ring + sw 1/2, double pike, put her hands down 9.3

Vivi Babalis BB GA -   fro aerial + LOSO,  sw + cat leap + 1/1 turn,  fro toss,  punch 1/1 stuck.9.875

McKenna Kelly FX LSU -  beautiful DLO opener,  fro lay + fro 1/1,  tour jete 1/2 + tuck 1/1,  double back, nice.  Very much improved. 9.8

Ashlyn Broussard GA BB -  BHS + BHS +LOSO,  sw + straddle side,  1/1 turn,  aerial + straddle cross jump,  cat leap + gainer 1/1 stuck. Another solid beam routine from Georgia. 9.9

Randii Wyrick FX LSU -  full in,  fro 1/1 + fro lay + fro 1/2,  sw 1/4 + popa,  double stag,  double back,  big step out. 9.825

Mary Beth Box GA BB - BHS + LOSO arm waving,  sw + straddle 3/4,  the moonwalk, 1/1 turn,  fro aerial,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount, small step.9.775

Ashleigh Gnat LSU FX -  DLO, beautiful,  2 1/2 + front tuck,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  double pike, stuck with two feet. 9.925 (I'm kinda surprised it didn't get a 10)

Scores after 3 rotations:
Georgia 148.1, beam total 49.425
LSU 147.750, floor total 49.275

Final rotation, Georgia will end on floor and hopefully, random dudes won't be sitting on the edge of the floor on a couch again. LSU will end on beam.

Erin Macadaeg leads off beam for LSU -  1/1 turn,  sw + s 1/2 + beat fro aerial + cross straddle,  BHS + LOSO,  gainer 1/1 stuck. 9.925

Sydney Snead leads off floor for Georgia = whip + double back, big step out,  FHS + rudi + sissone,  sw + wolf 1/1,  double pike, OOB. 9.7

Myia Hambrick BB LSU -  cat leap + aerial, sw + side straddle,  BHS + LOSO,  nice back scale, ,  round off + 2/1 twist 9.9

Vivi Babalis FX GA -  whip + double back,  tour jete 1/2 + tour jete 1/1,  fro lay + fro 1/1 double pike.  9.8

Suzanne Youclan gives that the fist pump seal of approval.

Julianna Cannamela BB LSU -  1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + sw 1/4,  standing LOSO,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount.  9.75

Brittany Rogers FX GA -  double arabian, huge,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  1/1 turn,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  double pike, she's happy with that routine. 9.875

Sydney Ewing BB LSU -  BHS + 2 ft lay,  cat leap + sw 1/4,  1/1 turn,  LOSO + cross straddle,  round off + 1 1/2, step back. 9.8

GiGi Marino  FX GA -  DLO, huge,  tour jete 1/1 + popa,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  double pike. 9.9

Sarah Finnegan LSU BB -  2 1/2 wolf turn ( was going for 3, but stopped at 2 1/2)  BHS + LOSO,  sw + sw 1/2,  side somi,  aerial cartwheel  + 1/1. 9.675

Mary Beth Box FX GA -  The bouncy hair is back! double pike,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  sw 1/4 + popa,  flips her hair, double back. That was a great routine! 9.925 - underscored.

 Ashleigh Gnat BB LSU -  fro aerial + beat jump (slow connection), 1/1 turn,  sw + side straddle,  sw 1/4,  BHS + LOSO - falls.  round off + 1 1/2. 9.3

Brandie Jay FX GA -  full out,  FHS + fro 1/1 + fro lay,  sw + wolf + popa,  whip 1 /2 + fro 1/1. 9.925

Day-um Georgia. Way to bring it. Nary a side eye was given. LSU... gotta get those road scores up.

Final scores:
Georgia 197.525, floor total 49.425
LSU 196.8, beam total 49.050

I'll be back at 7 MST (9 ET/6 PT/8 CT) for Washington at Utah, then at 9 MST (11 ET/8 PT/10 CT) for Oregon State at UCLA.

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