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Kentucky @ Florida Live Blog

It's Friday and that means it's time to start a weekend of NCAA Gymnastics!

Tonight, I'm starting with Kentucky at Florida.

Florida and Kentucky had good starts to their seasons, both getting boosts in the rankings. Pay attention to Sidney Dukes, adorable kick ass ginger, from Kentucky.  Also, Amelia Hundley of Florida. She had a great showing in the all-around last weekend at NC State and I'm excited to see what she comes up with this week! Then there's Alex Hyland, who competed at NCAAs as an individual last year with her teammate, Sidney.

So come and follow along with me. Refresh the page every few minutes or so for all the deets!

So far, just introductions and the Gators are passing around an inflated Gator. Interesting.

Florida the home team starts on the vault, Kentucky will be on bars for the first rotation.

Meels (Amelia Hundley) leads off Florida on vault - yurchenko full, nice height, small hop, some leg seps but good. 9.825

Katie Carlisle leads off bars for Kentucky -  giant 1/2 + jaeger, bail, full in, stuck. :) 9.825

Maegen Chant VT FL - Tsuk 1/1, hop to the side, good form in the air. 9.85

Corey Rechenmacher KY UB-  jump to HB,  giant 1/2 + jaeger,  bail,  stalder + double back. 9.85

Rachel Slocum VT FL - handspring pike front 1/2, big height, small-ish slide on the landing.9.95

Sidney  KY UB giatn 1/2 + tkathcev, pak, some leg seps,  KCHS, DLO, small step. 9.825

Kennedy Baker VT FL - yurchenko 1 1/2, nice height, hop on landing. 9.875

Katie Stuart UB KY - KHCS, tkatchev, clear hip _bail, short on HS, full twisting DLO dismount, step on landing.  9.8

Alicia Boren VT FL - yurchenko 1 & 1/2, very high, step back 9.9

Alex Hyland UB KY - KCHS, giatn 1/1 + gienger, beautiful, bail, toe shoot to HB, full in stuck! Gorgeous routine! 9.9

Alex McMurtry VT FL - DTY - beautiful height and form, maybe a small hop on the landing? off to the side a bit. 9.925

Molly Korth UB KY - giant 1/2 + pike jaeger, bail, full twisting DLO, small hop. Nice! 9.9

Exhibition from Rachel Gowey on vault for florida - FTY, small hop, chest down a bit 9.775

Scores after 1 rotation -

Florida Vault 49.500
Kentucky Bars 49.300

I am impressed with Kentucky's bar line ups! Gorgeous routines great form, nice difficulty and variety!

Next rotation, Kentucky will go to the vault and Florida will be on bars.

Alicia Boren leads off bars for Florida - jump KCHS tkatchev,  clear hip - bail, DLO, big amplitude, hop on the landing. 9.8

Aubree Rosa Leading off vault for Kentucky - FTY, step back.9.8

Alex Hyland VT KY - FTY, nice height and amplitude, step on landing. 9.8

Maegan Chant UB - Jump KCHSm tkatchev, clear hip + bail, full in, baby hop on landing. 9.85

Alaina Kwan VT KY -  FTY, big height, but big hop on landing. 9.75

Rachel Gowey UB FL - jump to HB kCHS, ray,  toe on+ pak, toe on,  DLO, small hop, Nice routine She's probably happy especially since she fell last week. 9.85

Sidney Dukes VT KY -yurchenko arabian, stuck. 9.825

Kennedy Baker UB FL - KCHS,  ray, KCHS, Bail,  toe shoot to HB, giant 1/2 + double front, stuck. Solid! 9.9

Katie Stuart VT KY - FTY, nice floaty, high FTY, hop on the landing. 9.85

Amelia Hundley UB FL - KCHS, mlaoney + pak, toe on + maloney 1/2, full in, mini hop on landing. 9.925

Mollie Korth VT - Y 1 & 1/2, step FWD. 9.875

Alex McMurtry UB Florida - ray,  KCHS,  Bail,  toe shoot to HB, full in, stuck landing. 9.95

Ok, that rotation is finished and while the touch warm ups are happening I'm sure we'll see the shirtless Florida swimmer boys.

Kentucky is holding their own tonight. I'm hoping they'll go 49 and above on all their events tonight.

Scores after 2 rotations -

Florida 98.975, bars total 49.475
Kentucky 98.500, vault total 49.200

Kennedy Baker leads Florida off on beam -  wolf turn 1/1,  fro aerial + BHS,  straddle +
 spl 1/2, side aerial + 1/1 twist dismount. 9.875

Katie Carlisle leads Kentucky off on floor -  tour jete + popa, 1/1 turn, back spin, sweet,  whip + 1 1/2 + fro tuck. 9.75

Grace McLaughlin BB FL -  fro aerial + BHS,  beat + stag,  1/1 turn, small wobble,  side aerial,  gainer 1/1 dismount, stuck. 9.85

Corey Rechenmacher KY FX -  fro tuck + double back,  sw ring,  wolf jump, double pike, chest down a bit. 9.85

Meels BB FL -  fro aerial, small wobble,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  cat leap + sw side, 1/1 turn, small wobble, side aerial + 1/1 twist 9.85

Katie Stuart FX KY -  double pike, big bounces out,   1 1/2 + fro tuck falls, sw + wolf hop 1/1,  FHS + rudi, short 9.00

Alicia Boren BB FL -  fro toss,  BHS + LOSO,  sw cross straddle, cat leap + gainer loso, 1/1 turn, gainer 1/1 dismount. 9.925

Alex Hyland FX KY -  double pike, very clean,  tour jete,  1 1/2 + fro 1/1 9.875

Rachel Gowey BB FL -  sw + spl,  BHS +LOSO + LOSO, wobble, cat leap + fro aerial, gainer 1/1, hop. 9.75

Sidney Dukes FX KY - dbl pike,  sw ring + sw 1/2, aerial,  FHS + fro 1/1 + fro lay, double back, stuck COLD! Boom! 9.925

She's so cute! She literally bounces off the floor! :)

Alex McMurty BB FL -  cat leap + fro toss,  BHS + LOSO, big wobble,  sw + shushunova back hip circle, round off + 2/1 twist, hop. 9.8

Molly Korth FX KY - pike full in, lands it with ease, tour jete 1/2 + tour jete 1/1,  FHS + rudi + loso,
round off double pike, stuck freaking cold. Bam. How do you like that? 9.925

Maegan Chant EXH BB  FL-  sw + straddle cross,  BHS + LOSO, big break,  cat leap + sw 1/2,  1/1 turn,  gainer pike dismount, hop.

Aubree Rosa EXH FX-  fro tuck+ double pike, low landing,  sw side + popa + wolf 1/1, double back, a bit short on landing, chest down.

Third rotation done, time for the fourth and final rotation- Florida's on floor and Kentucky is on beam.

Ok Kentucky, gotta stay the course! Get through beam!

Live scoring website crapped out on me so don't have totals for all 3 events, but I think Florida did 49.3 on beam and Kentucky did a 49.375 or vis versa, I'm not sure.

Ok it just came back up
Florida beam 49.300, 3 event total 148.275
Kentucky Floor 49.325, 3 event total 147.825

Cory Rechenmacher is on beam, and I missed the first part because the broadcasters didn't show me! fro aerial,  1/1 attitude turn, BHS + LOSO, wobble, it's contagious, sw + spl, wobble, gainer pike dismount. 9.725

Grace McLaughlin leads off floor for Florida -  FHS + fro 2/1,  tour jete 1/2 + wolf 1/1,  FHS + rudi,  round off  1 1/2 + fro pike. Gator chomping away. 9.85

Katie Stuart, chin stand MT, 1/1 turn,  sw + stag ring,  BHS + LOSO,  beautiful scale,  cat leap + side aerial + tucked 1/1 dismount 9.825

Rachel Slocum FX -  whip + double pike, cat leap,  tour jete + wolf 1/2,  fro 1/1 + fro pike, FHS + rudi. 9.8

Front tumbling was the theme of Florida's last two floor routines.

Hailey Poland,BB KY - BHS + BHS + LOSO,  fro walkover 1 handed. sw, gainer pike dismount 9.8

MEELS! FX FL - whip + double back,  side aerial, fro lay + fro 1/1,  sw side + popa,  double pike, stuck. GOOOOOOO MEEEEEEELLLLSSS! 9.9 - gives her an AA score of 39.5

Mollie Korth 1/1 turn,  1 handed bhs + loso,  cat leap + sw + back tuck,  round off + 2/1 twist dismount 9.875

Maegan Chant FX FL - DLO, short, leg seps in air,  sw 1/2,  fro tuck + dbl back, chest down,  1/1 L turn, DBL pike, OOB and falls on her butt. 8.975

Sidney Dukes BB KY -  1/1 turn,  BHS + LOSO, some steps, covers well, Fro aerial + beat jump, sw + sw side,  round off + 1 1/2, step back. 9.75

Alicia Boren FX FL - HYYY-UUGGEE full in,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  tour jete + wolf 1/1,  double back, a bit short, takes a big step. 9.85

Alex Hyland the last competitor for Kentucky for beam and for their night -  sw + spl, nice flexiblity,  cat leap + fro aerial+BHS+LOSO, 1/1 turn, nice HS, cat leap + side aerial + tucked full, small step. 9.9

Kennedy Baker is the last competitor for Florida on Floor and the last competitor for the evening period - pike double arabian, HUGE,  double back,  round off + 1 1/2 + fro 1/2 straddle jump.

Alaina Kwan exhibitioning for ky BHS + LOSO, sw + stag ring, side aerial + tucked 1/1 stuck .

Final scores -
Florida, Floor 49.325, total 197.600
Kentucky Beam 49.125, total 196.950

Ok now to LSU @ Alabama


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