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George Washington, Towson @ West Virginia Live Blog

One final live blog to close the weekend and to get you through the week!

This afternoon we're in West Virginia, where the Mountaineers are in a tri-meet against Towson and everyone's favorite hipster team, George Washington!

Follow along a refresh the page every five minutes or so for all the action!

Intros are under way now; the home team is being introduced last.

First rotation - West Virginia, the home team is on vault, George Washington is on bars, Towson is on beam.

Touch warm ups happening.

K well I missed first vault from WVU. 9.75

Stuck dismount on beam from Towson.

Michelle Waldron VT WVU -  yfull, step back, flat feet in the air. 9.7

Liz Pfeiler UB - bail,  KCHS,  giant full + double tuck, clean landing.

Julia Merwin VT WVU - FTY, small step. clean in the air, not much distance. 9.8

Lauren Taylor BB Towson = full turn,  clean gainer pike to end.

Drouin Allaire UB GWU -  blind change + pike jaeger, nice,  KCHS,  giant full + double tuck, clean landing. 9.725

Kirah Koshinski VT WVU -  y 1 1/2, bit short, takes a step back on landing. 9.8

Jillian Winstanley UB gienger, blind change + bail,  great full in, well above the hb, stuck landing. 9.85

Melissa Temkov BB Towson - nice roll,  punch front twist dismount.

Rachel Kaplan UB GW -  jump to HB, kchs,  jaeger, bail,  bit short on that last HS,  full in, good amplitude, solid. 9.675

Gabriella Yarussi BB Towson -  sw + sheep jump,  front aerial,  BHS + LOSO, solid, full turn,  fro full, 9.8

Julia McLaughlin, UB  GW- gienger, Bail,  full in, chest a bit down on landing . 9.6

Mary Elle Aurdino BB Towson BB -  full turn, BHS + LOSO+LOSO, big break, tries to save but can't, sw + sw side,  beat jump,  side aerial + 1/1 dismount. 9.225

Scores after the first rotation -
West Virginia 48.950, vault
Towson, 48.700, beam
George Washington 48.600, bars

I must say, I much appreciate West Virginia's live stream, because they show the score board with gymnasts names! Helps me correct spelling.

Next rotation - West Virginia is on bars, George Washington is on beam, Towson is on floor.

Robyn Bernard UB WVU - KCHS,  blind change + jaeger, good height,  bail, some leg seps on HS,  giant full + double tuck, step back, needs a bit more rotation 9.625

Cami Drouin Allaire BB GW - sw + sw side, round off + 2/1 dismount. 9.75

Baker, Towson -  double pike, bounces out, bit close to the end.

Jacquie Tun UB WVU -  jump KCHS,  giant 1/2 + jaeger, nice height in the air, bail,  great lines, bit short on the last HS, DLO, pikes it in air and takes a step. 9.65

Sara Mermelstein BB -  BHS + BHS + LOSO, wobble but saves it,  full turn,  straddle 1/2,  round off + 1 1/2 dismount, small hop 9.75

Gillette UB -  cleap hip + toe one + pak,  1/2 pirouette, gienger, leg seps in air on catch missed that last HS, stuck her dismount. 9.7

Alexandra Zois BB GWU -  sw + spl 3/4,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  full turn,  splt ring jump,  round off + 2/1 dismount, small hop. 9.8

Temkov FX -  double pike, nice,  fro lay + fro 1/1,

Pfeiler BB  - BHS + LOSO, wobbles, saves it, sw side, gainer full, stuck. 9.75

Abby Kaufman UB -  jump to HB, KCHS,  tkatchev, little butt scratchy, bail, dlo, piked a bit, small hop.

Katie McGrady FX Towson -  dbl pike,  double back, clean,  popa + wolf 1/2,  1 1/2 + fro lay, bit short

Winstanley BB GWU -  sq thru mt,  shoulder roll,  very fluid,  fro aerial + fro toss, lands to the side, but brushes it off like its nothing, sp + straddle 1/4,  full turn, round off + 2/1 twist, small hop, good solid anchor routine 9.825

Mckellar FX -  fro full + fro lay,  illusion turn,  double tuck, chest is a bit down on landing, cat leap + tour jete,  1 1/2 + front full, great routine

Aurdino FX - is not competing. So that means it's time for the third rotation. West Virginia will be on beam, George Washington on floor, Towson on vault.

Scores after 2 rotations -
George Washington 97.475, beam 48.875
West Virginia 97.350, bars 48.4
Towson 97.125, floor 48.425

Koshinski BB -  BHS + LOSO, bit flat, bit of a wobble, full turn,  wolf + loso + beat jump, nice,  cat leap + sw side,  round off + 1 1/2, small step, 9.725

Tessie Zientek TU  VT - Y layout, small hop, bit piked in the air. 9.6

Kauffman BB -  front toss + beat jump, solid, BHS + LOSO, beautiful, full turn,  round off + 1 1/2, solid. 9.75

Winstanley FX,  front aerial,  full turn, huge double back to end

McKellar VT - 1/2 on tuck 1/2 off, off to side a bit, 9.75

Kyla Gamble VT Towson -  y 1/2, hop on landing, chest a bit down. 9.75

Zois FX  -  clean double pike,  2 1/2, 9.825

Carly Galpin BB WVU- gorgeous flexibility in that scale,  side aerial + 1/1 dismount, chest down a bit 9.775

Gillette BB - full turn, BHS + LOSO, soft knees, round off 1 1/2 dismount, step back.9.775

Cydney Crasa FX GWU -  front tuck + double pike, tour jete + straddle 1/2 9.7

Erica Fontaine BB WVU -  great low beam work, full turn,  BHS + LOSO, had a bal check but did a scale and covered, sw 1/2 + straddle 3/4, sw, sissone,  gainer full 9.75

Drouin Allaire FX - Dbl pike, fro 1/1 + fro lay, sw side + popa,  full turn,  double back, clean landing 9.875

Madeline Selbold FX GWU -  huge dbl pike, very nice,  fro lay + fro full + barani, sw side + popa + shushunova,  2 1/2 beautiful. 9.825

Scores after 3 rotations -
George Washington 146.6, floor 49.125
WVU 146.2
Towson 145.675, vault 48.5

WVU is on floor, Towson bars, GWU on vault

GWU VT - great full - nice amplitude, distance.

McLaughlin VT GWU -  FTY, bit flat off the table, but good solid landing.

Baker uB - giant full double tuck, nice.

beautiful Yfull, bit off to the side, but lots of power

McGrady UB - joe on step down + toe shoot to HB,

Gillette FX - dbl tuck to end. Sounded solid per the broadcast. 9.8

Drouin Allaire VT FTY - very nice, clean, high, gorgeous. 9.8

Winstanley VT -  y 1 1.2, lands really deep, takes a step back 9.675

Mermelstein VT - y full, some leg seps in air 9.75

Tess  Z UB -  giant 1/2 + bail,  KCHS<  giant full + double back. 9.75

Fontaine FX WVU -  DBL back, fhs + fro full + front pike, wolf jump,  FHS + rudi

Gamble UB -  glide KCHS,  toe on + shap  + bail, big leg seps in air toe on + stalder + double back

Tun dbl back, big air,  FHS + rudi,  sw side + wolf full rudi

McKellar UB - huge jaeger,  gorgeous pak, legs glued together, blind change to double front dismount, stuck.

Aurdino UB -  KCHS,  tkatchev, some bent knees in air, bail, bit short on that last HS,   giant full, bit late and chest is down on double back dismount, 9.525

Abby Kaufman FX  tour jete + popa, bit under 180 on the second leap, clean double back to end.  9.8

Koshinski FX WVU -  beautiful DLO, gorgeous,  tour jete 1/2 + popa, great split positions,  1 1/2 + front lay, great dance, fits her music, perfect double pike to end and it's stuck cold. Gorgeous routine. 9.9 - well deserved.

Final scores - George Washington officially takes the win, but it's close!
George Washington 195.575, 48.975 vault
West Virginia 195.400, floor 49.200
Towson 194.400, bars 48.325

That's all for me today. Come back on Friday at 5 pm MST for more NCAA gymnastics fun!

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