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Arizona @ Stanford Live Blog

Okay, we're back in the Pac-12 with Arizona at Stanford.

Stanford is home of the fantastic Elizabeth "Ebee" Price who, from what I have gathered, has been basically supporting this team on her back (this is all hearsay - I have yet to confirm this myself).  But, Stanford has been known to start slow and peak at just the right time.

Arizona had some trouble at their first two meets, scoring 194.025 & 193.225. At their last meet at Iowa State, they showed a huge improvement with a 195.850.

This should be a tight meet, so refresh the page every five to ten minutes for all the action!

Pac-12 network has once again pissed me off by delaying my gymnastics for basketball on my TV. Ugh. That makes me mad. Sorry, rant over.

Stanford is on vault and Arizona is on bars

Nikki McNair leads off vault for Stanford - FTY, very clean, small hop on the landing. 9.8

Krysten Howard leads off bars for Arizona -  giant 1/2 + pike jaeger,  bail,  giant 1/1 + double back. beautiful opening routine. 9.825

Aleeza Yu VT Stanford - FTY, beautiful, flared out, hop on landing. 9.85

Haylie Hendrickson UB AZ  jaeger + bail, DLO, stuck 9.8

Ashley Tai VT Stanford - FTY, piked on landing, small hop. 9.8

Gabby Laub UB AZ - jump to HB, KCHS,  tkatchev, bail,  DLO, step back on landing. 9.775

Dani McNair VT 9.8 for Stanford

CHristina Berg Bail, KCHS, full in stuck 9.8

Kaylee Cole VT Stanford -  FTY, step to left 9.8

Victoria Ortiz UB AZ -  KCHS,  clear hip + tkatchev a bit of flexed feet, bail, giant 1/1 +double tuck, stuck 9.85

Ebee VT Stanford - beautiful, FTY, that is GORGEOUS, baby hop. She is up to the rafters with that height 9.9

Danielle Spencer UB AZ - gienger+ toe on, bail,  toe on, DLO, hop on landing, but beautiful routine overall. 9.775

Scores after 1 rotation -
Stanford vault - 49.150
Arizona bars 49.050

Second rotation - Stanford is on bars and Arizona is on vault. The ole event switcheroo.

Solid start for both these teams. Hopefully, they've both got their kinks out from their first couple of meets and they can keep improving their scores from here on out. But, of course, this is only the first rotation, so knock on wood!

Gabby Laub will lead off vault for Arizona -  FTY, small hop. 9.675

Nikki McNair leads off bars for Stanford -   giant 1/2, just got lost trying to hit a handstand. Repeats the element pike jaeger, + bail + toe shoot to HB, full in, stuck. 9.3

Lauren Mattson VT AZ -  yurchenko arabian, stuck, nice height, clean form in the air. 9.825

Aleeza Yu UB Stanford -  maloney + bail + stalder shoot to HB, stalder +double back, stuck.

Skyler Sheppard VT AZ - yruchenko arabian, slightly piked in her hip on landing. 9.825

Dani McNair UB Stanford -toe shoot to hb + giant 1/2 + jaeger + bail, DLO 9.8

Jenny Leung AZ VT - FTY, nice height, small hop. 9.775

Rachel Daum UB Stanford -jump to HB bail, toe shoot to HB, tkatchev, didn't get her hand around the bar and falls, 9.125

Heather Swanson VT AZ -  FTY, very clean, good landing. 9.75

Dare Maxwell  UB Stanford toe on + ray + bail,  giant 1/1 + double back. 9.8

Ebee UB Stanford -  maloney + clear hip + church + bail, DLO 9.925

Scores after 2 rotations
Arizona vault 48.85, 2 event total 97.900
Stanford bars 48.600, 2 event total 97.750

I told you it would be a tight meet!

Stanford will go to beam for the third rotation and Arizona will be on floor.

Taryn Fitzgerald leads off beam for Stanford - 1/1 turn,  hitchkick + front aerial,  beat + spl 3/4 jump,  front aerial + BHS, front full dismount, hop on the landing. 9.775

Lauryn Mattson leads off floor for Arizona -  double pike,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  switch side + popa,  double back,  very clean landing. 9.825

Dani McNair BB Stanford - side aerial, is off and she falls. BHS + LOSO, bal check, 1/1 turn, switch side, another balance check,  sw + straddle,  gainer pike, small hop.  UGH.

Gabby Laub (music issues - second time for AZ) -  fro tuck + 2 1/2, steps across wi fro foot sw + double stag popa + wolf 1/1, 2/1 twist + punch front, low landing, steps out and out of bounds. It's contagious. 9.175

Kaylee Cole BB stanford -  BHS + LOSO, solid, sw + straddle 1/4, balance check spl + beat jump,  1/1 turn, 2/1 dismount, big hop 9.75

Skyler Sheppard FX AZ -  3/1 twist, crossed legs in air,  1 1/2 + fro lay 2/1 + punch front. 9.875

Ashley Tai Stanford BB -  BHS + LOSO + BHS,  sw + straddle 1/4, 1/1 turn, round off + 1 1/2 hop 9.85

Krysten Howard FX AZ -  double back,  sw + popa + wolf 1/1, fro lay + fro 1/1,  double pike 9.85

Rachel Daum BB Stanford -  BHS + LOSO, 1/1 turn,  sw + spl,  cat leap + fro aerial (bal. check) spl jump,  round off + 1 1/2 stuck. 9.775

Kennady Schneider FX AZ -  double pike.  fron1 lay + front full, illusion turn,  swi side + popa,  double back. Fabulous!

Nikki McNair anchors beam for Stanford -  BHS + LOSO, big balance check, but saves it,  side somi,  1/1 turn,  side aerial,  sw + spl + straddle 1/4,  gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck. 9.825

Stanford survived that rotations and they'll be able to drop the fall from Dani McNair.

Heather Swanson anchors floor for Arizona - FHS + rudi,  stag leap,  whip + 1/1 twist, popa + wolf 1/1.  2 1/2 to finish. 9.775

Scores after 3 rotations -
Arizona floor 49.200, 3 event total 147.100
Stanford beam 48.975, 3 event total 146.725

Ok well, Arizona is kicking ass and taking names right now, they just need to make it through the beam and they've beat Stanford. who are about .375 behind Arizona.

For their final rotation, Stanford will be on floor. Arizona will be on beam as previously mentioned.

Kennady Schneider leads off beam for Arizona -  1/1 turn, front toss, lands with a foot halfway off the beam and falls, spl + sissone, front toss + BHS, balance check,  beat + sheep jump,  front full dismount, stuck. 9.3

Dani McNair leads off Stanford on floor - doubl epike,  sw 1/2 + popa,  double back,  1 1/2 + fro lay dive roll to finish. Star Wars floor music. LOVE IT! Let your nerd flag fly Dani McNair! 9.825

Courtney Cowles beam Arizona -  1/1 turn,  fro aerial + BHS, small balance check but hides it well,  sw + spl,  gainer loso, balance check,  gainer front 1/1 dismount. 9.775

Hailee Hoffman FX  Stanford - double back,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  FHS + fro lay + fro 1/1,  FHS + rudi. 9.8

Krysten Howard BB AZ - tic toc,  BHS + LOSO,  pike jump + back tuck, balance check,  1/1 turn,  sw  sw + straddle 1/4,  tuck gainer 1/1 9.725

Kaylee Cole FX Stanford -  2 1/2 + front tuck,  straddle jump,  double back,  sw + sw 1/2,  FHS + fro 1/1 + fro pike, 9.775

Victoria Ortiz BB AZ -  BHS + LOSO,  sw + beat jump + double stag, cat leap + side aerial + 1/1 twist 9.825

Rachel Daum FX Stanford -  double pike, beat jump 1/1,  1 1/2 + fro lay, sw ring + sw 1/2,  double back. 9.85

Haylie Hendrickson BB AZ -  beat + Spl 3/4, BHS + LOSO, 1/1 turn,  sw + spl,  side aerial, completely off and she falls,  gainer 1/1 9.225

Ebee FX Stanford -  double back, huge,  fro lay + fro 1/1,  sw side + popa,  double pike,  solid routine. 9.925

Skyler Sheppard BB AZ -  sw + spl,  BHS + LOSO,  cat leaP + sw side,  side aerial,  BHS + 1 1/2 dismount 9.875

Final Scores -
Stanford 195.900, floor 49.175
Arizona 195.650, beam 48.550

Stanford pulled out the win, but it was close! Stanford beat Arizona by .250.

That's all for me tonight. Join me next week for more gymnastics live blogging!


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