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UCLA @ Washington Live Blog

From West Virginia, we go to Washington, where Washington is hosting UCLA.


Last weekend, UCLA won their home meet against Oregon State, debuting some fabulous new athletes and putting Danusia Francis in the all-around for the first time in her collegiate career.

At Utah, Washington came back from a disastrous home meet against Oregon State as well, scoring a season high of 196.250.  UCLA's last away meet against Cal was a bit of a disaster on beam as they adjusted to life sans Katelyn Ohashi for the moment.  So will Washington triumph on their home turf or will UCLA outshine them tonight. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the action from Seattle.

Last weekend, UCLA put up Nicki Shapiro on beam. Nicki is the younger sister of former national team member and Stanford gymnast, Samantha Shapiro. I'm excited to see whether Miss Val will stick her back in the beam line up again and if she will use Nush in the all-around again.

Allie Northey is the star performer for Washington and she scored 9.9s on beam and floor last weekend at Utah. Joslyn Goings is another star all-arounder for Washington. Watch for Haley Burleson's gorgeous lines on bars and beam and Malory Rose's gorgeous beam mount.

Aand an update, UCLA's Peng Peng Lee won't be competing tonight, due to an injury. So who will fill her spot in the beam line up?

First rotation, Washington, the home team will start on vault and UCLA will begin on bars.

Joslyn Goings leads off vault for Washington - FTY, good landing. Beautiful height. 9.8

Danusia Francis leads off bars for UCLA -  glide KCHS,maloney + bail, toe shoot, giant 1/1 + double pike 9.8

Emily Liddle Washington  VT- HS front pike, small step, but good height. 9.8

Sonya Meraz UCLA UB -

Technical issues, BRB

Okay, sorry about that. The stream cut me off and I couldn't watch that rotation.

Scores after the first rotation:
Washington vault 49.075
UCLA bars 49.050

Second rotation, UCLA will go to vault,  Washington will go to bars.

Danusia Francis leads off vault for UCLA -  FTY, hop on the landing. chest was down. 9.675

Joslyn Goings leads off bars for Washington -  jump KCHS,  tkatchev,  giant 1/1 + giant 1/1 + bail,, full in dismount, stuck.   9.8

Rechelle Dennis VT UCLA -  FTY, big step back. lots of power 9.725

Hailey Burleson UB Washington -  jump KCHS,  toe on + tkatchev,  bail,  nice handstand positions, giant 1/1 + double back, stuck. 9.8

Janay Honest VT UCLA - FTY, bent knees in the air, bent arms on block, lands a little short, small hop. 9.8

Jessica Nesis UB Washington - steam cut off again,  jaeger + bail, DLO dismount, leg seps in air, small step 9.775

Angi Cipra VT UCLA -  FTY, good power, small hop. 9.85

Zoey Schaefer UB Washington -  jump KCHS, giant 1/2 + tkatchev a little flat, over arches HS, bail,  toe on, 9.75

Madison Preston VT UCLA -  FTY, huge power, hop on landing. 9.7

Kaitlyn Duranczyk UB Washington -  Jump LKCHS, jaeger,  toe on + bail,  KCHS,  DLO, stuck. Solid routine 9.875

Sadiqua Bynum VT UCLA -  Yurchenko arabian, small hop. Best vault so far for UCLA. 9.875

Allison Northey UB Washington - giant 1/2 +Piked jaeger, bail,  full in, small step. 9.85

After 2 rotations Washington still has the upper hand!
Scores:
Washington 98.100, bars total 49.025
UCLA 98.000, vault total 48.950

Third rotation, Washington goes to beam and UCLA will go to floor.

Malory Rose  leads off beam for Washington - Fro aerial + BHS +LOSO,  1/1 turn 1/1 memmel turn,  sw + beat jump,  cat leap + aerial,  aerial cartwheel + 1/1 twist dismount, stuck! 9.85

Mikaela Gerber leads off floor for UCLA - double back,  1/1 turn,  whip + 1 1/2 twist,  front aerial,  sw ring + sw 1/2,  double pike, OOB. 9.675

Alex Yacalis BB Washington - front tuck + beat jump, BHS +LOSO bal check,  cat leap + back tuck, round off + 1 1/2 twist, small step. 9.775

Janay Honest FX UCLA -  double pike. fro lay + fro 1/1, sw 1/4 + popa, shushunova,  double back. 9.85

Stephanie Stowe BB Washington -  beat jump, fro aerial + BHS, sw + straddle 1/4,  1/1 turn, small wobble, gainer pike dismount, stuck. 9.875

Danusia Francis FX UCLA - whip + double back,  2 1/2 twist, sw 1/4 + sw 1/1,  double pike, goes oob, several steps. Not like Danusia. 9.575

Kaitlyn Durancyzk BB Washington -  standing LOSO+LOSO misses her foot on one, but saves it, wolf + beat + straddle 3/4,  1/1 turn,  round off + 1 1/2 twist, small hop. Girlfriend has some strong feet. 9.725

Sophina DeJesus FX UCLA -  fro 2/1 twist,  double back,  sw ring + wolf 1/1, nice splits,  1 1/2 + fro layout to land in splits, Should get a good score. UCLA needed that hit. 9.925

Joslyn Goings BB Washington -  BHS + BHS +LOSO, solid,  straddle + straddle 1/4,  1/1 turn,  gainer loso,  aerial + 1/1 dismount, small foot shuffle. It's a good score!!! 9.9!!!!

Angi Cipra FX UCLA - (sigh the cell phone routine), double back, sw ring + sw 1/1,  1 1/2 + lay 1/2 + front tuck,  double pike. 9.95

Allison Northey BB Washington -  1/1 turn,  sw + sw 3/4,  BHS +LOSO, floats it,  front toss, small balance check,  round off + 1 1/2, small step. 9.75

Sadiqua Bynum FX UCLA -  DLO, huge,   double back side pass + double stag,  tour jete + wolf 1/1, front tuck + double back. 9.95

Scores after three rotations:
UCLA 147.350, floor total 49.350
Washington 147.250, beam total 49.150

Final rotation, Washington finishes on floor and UCLA ends on beam. It's still super close! Washington could still upset UCLA if beam is a disaster for them.

Mikaela Gerber leads off beam for  UCLA -  wolf 1/1 turn,  fro aerial + beat jump,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + spl,  side somi, balance check,  BHS + gainer 1/1. 9.875

Zoey Schaefer leads off floor for Washington -  double back,  fro 1/1 + fro lay + double stag,  double pike, hop back. Good start for Washington! 9.8

Angi Cipra BB UCLA -  BHS +LOSO,  1/1 turn,  sw 1/2,  sw + straddle 3/4,  round off + 2/1 twist dismount, hop back. 9.85

Emily Liddle FX Washington -  double pike,   sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  fro lay + fro 1/1,  double back. 9.775

Nicki Shapiro BB UCLA -  BHS + BHS +LOSO,  sw + spl + beat jump,  1/1 turn,  aerial + 1/1 twist, stuck landing. Her toe point is just as glorious as her sister's. 9.85

Joslyn Goings FX Washington -  double pike,  sw 1/4 + popa,  fro lay + fro 1/1. side stag jump,  double back. Gorgeous! 9.875

Sophina DeJesus BB UCLA -  fro aerial + Back tuck,  fro toss balance check,  sw + straddle + front support,  1/1 attitude turn,  fro 1/1 twist dismount, hop on landing. 9.825

Kaitlyn Duranczyk Washington FX -  fro tuck + double pike,  popa + popa + wolf 1/1,  double back. 9.85

Danusia Francis BB UCLA -  silivas mount,  fro aerial + beat jump,  BHS +LOSO,  sw + spl,  1/1 memmel turn,  cross aerial + 1/1 dismount, stuck. 9.85

Alex Yacalis Washington FX -  full in, beautiful,  double back, huge height,  sw + popa + wolf 1/1,  whip + 1 1/2 + front tuck. 9.9!!!!

Sonya Meraz scratches for UCLA on beam.

Anchoring floor for Washington Allison Northey -  double pike, solid,  1 1/2 + fro lay, so clean!  tour jete + popa,  double back. step forward. 9.75

Well, Washington almost did it.  They gave UCLA a run for their money and they could easily close in on them though, maybe not this meet, but they could do it.

Washington went above 49 on all four events.

Final scores:
UCLA 196.675, beam total 49.325
Washington 196.450, floor total 49.200

That's all for today! Thanks for joining me.


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