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Florida @ Kentucky Live Blog

We're in for an exciting match up.

Kentucky is a team on the rise, having gained much attention over the past few years, slowly making their mark as a team ready to break through. Right now, they are tied with Florida in the rankings.

How will they stack up against former NCAA champions, Florida? Refresh the page every five minutes or so to get all the action!

Of course there was a small delay in getting my computer started. But no fear, I here now.

First rotation - Kentucky is on vault - Florida's on bars.

Alex Hyland VT KY - Nice Y full, good distance, tried to hide the step with the ole' "quick salute" 9.825

Kennedy Baker UB FL -  ray, big air,  bail, toe shoot to hB, nice, blind change to double front, stuck. 9.8

Katrina Coca VT KY -  yfull, hop back, bit piked on landing 9.725

Alicia Boren UB- tkatchev, big air, clear hip + bail,  nice form, DLO, didn't control the stick as well as I'ld like 9.775

Sidney Dukes! VT KY -  y 1/2, good form, but step pn the landing. 9.75

Jazzy Foberg UB FL  -  good 1st HS toe on + pak,  shap  (some leg seps) + gienger,  full in, small hop. Good routine 9.775

Danea Davis VT KY - sy full, some soft knees,  lands off to the side, but good height and distance. 9,775

Rachel Gowey UB FL -  beautiful 1st hs, ray + toe on , pak, DLO, stuck cold. Beautiful 9.825

Aubree Rosa VT KY -  yfull, big bounce back, leg seps, 9.825

Amelia Hundley UB FL -  shap + pak, some leg seps, toe on + shap 1/2,  full in, small foot shuffle. Good routine.  Some short HS. 9.725

Mollie Korth VT KY -  y 1 1/2, beautiful, small hop, great height, distance. Beautiful.

Alex McMurty ray + bail, toe shoot,  nice HS positions, full in, small foot shuffle.

time for the second rotation switcheroo!

This meet is already interesting. Here are the scores -
Kentucky Vault 49.100
Florida Bars, 48.95

Megan Skaggs leads off Florida on vault - y full with a huge bounce back. vault is very bouncy tonight. 9.775

Katie Carlisle UB KY -  blind change + jaeger, bail, full in stuck. 9.75

Sierra Alexander VT FL - yfull, very elegant, small slide back, beautiful height and distance. 9.85

Ella Warren UB KY -  jump KCHS,  blind change + jaeger, nice hs, free hip + bail, short HS,  bit short on her last HS, DLO, small step. Hips a bit closed 9.725

Boren VT -y 1 1/2,  slightly soft knees and leg seps on entry. 9.875

Cori Rechenmacher UB KY - KCHS, bit short,  blind change, pings on her jaeger catch, didn't quite wrap her hand around the bar,  good HS, bail, another good HS,  stalder + double back, step forward. 9.175

Baker VT FL - y 1 1/2, big height, knees a bit soft and arms a bit bend on entry.9.825

Coca UB - blind change + jaeger, bit short on 1st hs, bail  toe circle, hop back on dismount, knees a bent kinda deep 9.7

Rachel Slocum VT -  FHS pike 1/2, small bounce, great form! Much better after her snafu last week! :) 9.925

Alaina Kwan UB KY -  blind change + jaeger, too far from the bar and she misses.  repeats, bail,  over arches last HS, full in. 8.9

McMurtry VT -  FTY, hop in place, but great form, distance, lands with ease. 9.9

Korth UB  - jump KCHS, blind change + pike  jaeger, bail, full twisting DLO, beautiful, stick, maybe, bounces a bit in place, but she might be bringing her heels together. 9.8

The tables have turned!

Scores after 2 rotations -
Florida 98.325, vault 49.375
Kentucky 97.250, bars 48.150

Rotation 3 - Florida will be on floor, and Kentucky will be on beam.

Katie Stuart leads off Kentucky on beam - cool chinstand mount,  sw + double stag ring jump,  BHS + LOSO, slight lean to the side,  cat leap + side aerial + tuck full, stuck landing. 9.775

Slocum leads off Florida on Floor  -  whip + double pike,  tour jete + wolf full, fro 1/1 + fro pike,  FHS + rudi.  9.825

Korth BB -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, knees a bit soft,  cat leap + sw + back tuck,  round off + 2/1 dismount, stuck. Solid routine. 9.875

Yes, we always have to Gator chomp, chomp fluff

Meels FX -  whip + double back, big bounce out, just up to the line, eye contact with the camera plus dance series to sw side + popa,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  CHOMP! DBL pike, chest a bit down on landing. She's a great performer. She should be on Broadway. 9.725

Haley Poland BB KY -  BHS + BHS + LOSO, bit slow to start her series,  but it's solid. FHS,  sww + double stag ring, missed a foot on her switch leap, but keeps going,  gainer pike dismount, stuck. 9.85

Jazzy FX - full in, lands it like it's no one's business, CHOMP! FHS + FRO 1/1 + fro pike, really close to the white line tour jete + wolf full, double back, huge height. Great routine.9.825

Kwan BB - full turn,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw + double stag ring jump,  cat leap + side aerial + tuck full, stuck.9.825

Alyssa Baumann FX FL -  double back, beautiful,  3/2 twist + fro full, sw 1/2 + popa, gorgeous leaps, double pike, beautiful and perfect. 9.85

Dukes BB -  full turn, BHS + LOSO, slight balance check, fro aerial + beat jump  sw  + straddle 1/4,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount, beautiful. 9.9

Boren FX -  beautiful DLO, bit shorter than usual, but still solid,   11/2 + fro lay, great amplitude,  tour jete + wolf full, excellent splits and amplitude,  beautiful double back to end.  CHOMP! 9.875

Hyland BB -  sw + spl,  cat leap + fro aerial + BHS + LOSO,  full turn,  she's so confident, cat leap + side aerial + laid out full, beautiful stuck. Angels are singing. 9.9

Baker FX -  pike double arabian, beautiful, practically laid out,  CHOMP! Huge double back,  sw + sw 1/1,  1 1/2 + fro 1/2 +straddle jump, in the stratosphere. 9.9

Kentucky's beam rotation is gorgeous.

Scores after 3 rotations -
Florida - 147.600, 49.275 floor
Kentucky - 146.600, beam 49.350

Final rotation switcheroo! Florida ends on beam, Kentucky finishes on floor.

Baker leads off beam for Florida - falls on her wolf turn,  fro aerial + BHS,  straddle + straddle 3/4, balance check, slow connection, side aerial + 1/1 twist. 9.175

Poland leads off floor for Kentucky -  front tuck + fhs + rudi, random aerial, FHS + fro 2/1,  sw side + popa, nice split positions, Shushunova, 9.8

Skaggs BB -  wolf 2/1,  solid,  sw + spl, solid,  BHS + LOSO, big balance check, fights it,  side aerial + 1/1 dismount, stuck. 9.8

Warren FX -  FHS + fro 2/1,  sw side + popa,  FHS + rudi + back lay,  FHS + fro 1/1 + fro lay. Interesting music, very dramatic, not the usual trashy techno that's standard in NCAA 9.85

Boren BB, fro aerial, smal balance check, BHS + LOSO, solid, sw + straddle, another balance check, cat leap + back tuck,  cartwheel + gainer full, solid landing 9.75

Rechenmacher FX - whip and didn't complete the pass, sw ring,  front tuck,  she looks upset,  double pike, solid, 9.0

Gowey BB -  sw + spl, beautiful, BHS + LOSO + LOSO,  fro aerial + sissone,  full turn,  gainer full, beautiful, stuck. BOOM. 9.9

Hyland FX - still waiting on Rechenmacher's score... cue the Jeopardy theme song...Florida is having a dance party by beam. Hyland is chatting with Dukes...  John Roethlisberger is even commenting on the dance party. Finally she gets to go, double pike,  tour jete + wolf 1 1/2,  1 1/2 + front lay, good routine. 9.874

Baumann BB -  BHS + LOSO, perfect,  sw + sw 1/2,  fro aerial,  + sissone, full turn,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount. Steps out of her salute a bit early.  9.85
Korth FX - dbl back, tour jete 1/2 + popa,  FHS + rudi + loso,  clean double pike to end. 9.9

McMurty BB, fro toss and falls on her series,  sw + shushunova + clear hip, round off  + 2/1 twist. 9.425

39.5 for Korth in the AA

Dukes FX - huge double pike to open, sw ring + sw 1/2,  FHS + fro 1/1 + fro lay,  illusion turn, nice,  beautiful, high double back. She's so cute. If I have  a daughter, I want her to be like Sidney. <3 p="">


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