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LSU @ Florida Live Blog

For the first live blog of the week, we will be watching LSU at Florida.

Florida opened their season last week at West Virginia. They came away with the win, but this wasn't their strongest meet. They scored 195.9, their lowest score since 2010. All was not lost as we saw the glorious debuts of Jazzy Foberg and Alyssa Baumann.

LSU opened up their season with a solid 197.150 at home, not as high as they would like, but still a really great score for the first week. Highlights were Sami Durante's bars and Sarah Finnegan and her loveliness.

Let's see what these two teams do this week. Refresh the page every 5 minutes or so for updates.

I got home in just enough time to take my dogs out and plop my butt down in front of this computer!

Let's get 'er going!

First rotation - Florida is on vault - LSU on bars

Sierra Alexander leads off Florida on vault -FTY, she has such beautiful lines. hop on the landing. Good air 9.75

Sami Durante  - KCHS giant 1/2 = jaeger,  + pak,  great HS positions, full in, small hop. bit close to HB, chest kinda down to one side. 9.8

JAZZY!!! VT -  clean FTY, lots of power, has big hop on the landing

Myia Hambrick LSU UB -  Ray, great height giant 1full, toe shoot to hb, 1/2 in 1/2 out, stuck

Alicia Boren VT FL - y 1 1/2, hop, but great amplitude, great form. 9.875

Myia's got the stick crown. Princess Myia of Stickland

Ashlyn Kirby UB LSU - tkatchev, big air, bit of flexed feet maybe, toe on + bail, loses the HS position and falls,  DLO, solid landing. 9.1

Kennedy Baker is back for Florida on vault -  1 1/2 - lots of power and height, landing isn't quite there, big hop. Practically jumped into space on her landing. 9.875

Kennedy Edney UB LSU - jump to HB,  huge hindorff,  clear hip tp bail,  bit short on last HS. DLO dismount is perfect and she sticks. She is the queen. 9.9

Rachel Slocum bocks her vt for Florida, ran past the board, She'll repeat.

Now Lexie Priessman is on bars for LSU and Rachel hasn't done her vault yet... okay? KCHS, DLO dismount 9.875

Now Rachel is vaulting - she sat it down and only did a handspring front pike to tuck. Her steps were off. it's a zero. Now it's a 4.35

Alex McMurty anchors vault for Florida -  FTY, beautiful form in the air, flares it out, just a small hop

Sarah Finnegan UB LSU -  KCH, ray, beautiful,  toe on  + bail, toe shoot to HB,  DLO, small hop, knees a bit low, but she is glorious,

Time for the 2nd rotation switcheroo

FL - 49.2
LSU 49.15

Erin Macadeag leads off vault for LSU - FTY, beautiful, solid landing. Great height form.9.825

Boren UB -  jump KCHS  +tkatchev,  clear hip + bail, DLO, stuck. Bit piked on that 2nd flip. 9.775

Hambrick VT -  1 1/2, lands it, just a step forward.  She'll be pleased. 9.9

Rachel Gowey UB FL -  ray, beautiful, bit close toe on + pak,  bit short on last HS, beautiful floaty DLO 9.825

Priessman VT - FTY, stuck cold, very floaty. 9.925

Megan Skaggs UB -tkatchev, a bit over rotated and falls, repeats with no problem,  good DLO to finish. 9.275

Sarah Edwards VT LSU - 1 1/2 yurchenko, lots of power, good landing, stuck or almost stuck, practically just walked into that 9.9

Baker UB -  ray,  baul, toe shoot to HB, toe 1/2 + dbl front, small hop, Solid routine to bring Florida back after Megan's snafu. 9.75

Finnegan is poetry in motion on her FTY, just a small step back on landing. 9.775

Amelia Hundley UB - shap + pak + toe on + shap 1/2,  full in, small foot adjustment on landing but nice amplitude. 9.825

Edney anchors vault for LSU -  y 1 1/2, lands with her feet in front of her hips and has to take a step back, 9.8

McMurtry UB -  jump KCHS,  ray, great height, bail, toe shoot to HB, full in that makes great painters cry with it's beauty and she sticks it. 9.925.

Now to rotation three. LSU is on floor and Florida is on beam. I'm dying to see Alyssa Baumann on beam again. I might squeal with delight and hop up and down in my living room.

Totals after 2 rotations -
It's tight!
Florida 98.325, bars 49.125
LSU 98.500, vault 49.350

Kennedy Baker leading off beam  for fl- wolf double full,  fro aerial + back hs,  straddle + straddle 3/4,  side aerial + layout full dismount.9.7

Ashlyn Kirby FX LSU - fro lay + rudi,  double back, solid,  sw side + popa, FHS + fro lay + fro full. Good solid routine to start off. 9.775

Foberg BB -  wolf full,  BHS + LOSO, it's perfect, wobble on her leap, sheep + beat, side aerial to full, good landing. 9.625

Ruby Harrold is up on floor for LSU -  fro double full, takes a few steps out of it,  powerfull dbl back, not as controlled step, sw ring + sw 1/2,  bit under 180,  1 1/2 + fro lay. 9.85

Boren BB -  front toss,  BHS + LOSO, solid, sw + straddle,  good  ext and splits on her leaps, cat leap + gainer LOSO,  cartwheel + gainer full dismount.  Clutch routine.9.9

Edwards FX - FHS + fro 2/1,  huge double back, has "West Side Story" as her floor music, nice change of pace from that techno crap we usually hear.  sw side + popa,  FHS + fro full + fro full, sits it down.9.175

Gowey BB -  sw + spl, bit flat footed on her back foot, BHS + LOSO+LOSO, solid,  fro aerial + sissone, very confident,  full turn,  gainer full stuck. 9.95

Edney FX -  double arabian, very open,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2, , huge double back to end, perfect landing. 9.9

ALYSSA BAUMANN IS ON BEAM! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!! -  onodi,  BHS + LOSO, small balance check,  sw + sw 1/2, beautiful split positions,  fro aerial + sissone, is perfection,  round off + 1 1/2, almost stuck, just a small foot slide. 9.825

Finnergan FX - 1 1/2 + 2 1/2,  clean double back, toes pointed on it,   sw ring + sw 1/2, perfect,  double pike, chest a teeny bit down, but still solid. 9.875

McMurtry BB - cat leap + front kickover,  BHS + LOSO,  sw side + shushunova + back hip circle,  round off + double full, small step. 9.9

Hambrick LSU FX -  huge DLO, nice position in the air, huge front 1 1/2, tour jete + wolf 1/2, double pike. solid. 9.95

Hambrick's score puts LSU ahead of Florida for the second rotation in a row!

Scores after 3 rotations -
LSU 147.850, floor 49.350
Florida 147.600, beam 49.275

For the final rotation it's a switcheroo. LSU is on beam and Florida is on floor.

Macadeg leads off beam -  full turn, perfect sw + sw 1/2 leap series, BHS + LOSO, gainer full,  HA! Kathy and the college leap 9.9

ALYSSA! FX FL - double back, solid, 1 1/2 + fro full, GATOR CHOMP! sw 1/2 + popa, double pike, solid landing. BOOM 9.875

Hambrick BB -  hitchkick + side aerial,  sw + straddle 1/4,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful scale,  round off + 2/1 twist, tiny step back on her landing. 9.9

Foberg FX -open full in,  gator CHOMP,  fro full + fro lay + fro pike,  sw 1/2 + wolf jump 1/2,  double back, solid back. Huge YEAH, from her teammates. 9.8

Edney BB -  fro aerial + spl, bit under 180, back foot needs to be up higher,  BHS + LOSO, sw + straddle 1/4,  full turn,  fro toss,  round off + 1 1/2, small step 9.775

Slocum FX -  DLO, bit buckled landing,  tour jete 1/2 + wolf 1/2,  punch fro full + fro pike,  FHS + rudi. 9.775

Christina Desiderio BB LSU -  fro aerial + spl jump,  BHS + LOSO, sw + sw1/2 + beat jump,  gainer full dismount.  Good set 9.85

Boren FX -  beautiful high DLO,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  tour jete + wolf jump, huge amplitude,  double back, huge, that was in the rafters.9.9

Reagan Campbell BB LSU - press HS mount,  fro aerial + BHS, bit slow on the connection,  back tuck + spl jump, bit off,   sw + sw 1/2,  round off + back 2/1, stuck landing, some soft knees 9.775

Baker FX -  dos stantos, perfect,  double back, perfection, sw + tour jete 1/2, perfect split position,  1 1/2 + fro 1/2 + straddle jump,  bit flat, makes the leap still.

Finnegan BB - wolf full,  BHS + LOSO,  sw  + sw 1/2, leaps are a dream, damn DVR cut me off. 9.925

Skaggs is on floor for Florida,  sw 1/2, double pike,  close with the gator chomp. 9.925, she needed a 10 for Florida to tie LSU. So LSU wins

final scores
LSU 197.250, beam 49.4
Florida 197.125, floor 49.425

Now to Alabama!


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