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Florida @ Auburn Live Blog

Super Bowl weekend kicks off with another Florida match up, this time with Auburn.

Since this is the SEC, we can expect nothing less than crack scoring, Carol or no Carol. Florida hit that 198 mark last week and notched a couple of tens from Alex McMurtry on vault and beam.

Auburn is sitting at # 17 in the rankings and since I haven't seen them compete yet, I have no opinion as to what to expect.  Abby Millet is back this year, having been sidelined with an injury last year, so that's something.

First rotation -

Auburn the home team is on vault, Florida is on bars.

Katie Becker VT AUB - FTY,  nice height, small hop in place, but very clean opening vault. 9.8

Alicia Boren UB FL -  KCHS huge tkatchev, clear hip nice HS, bail, holds the HS, DLO, pikes a bit and hops back. 9.8

A'Miracal Phillips VTS AUB  - BIG FTY, but is off to the side and has to pike on landing steps back. 9.775

Kennedy Baker UB FL - Ray,  beautiful, nice heigh,  good  blind change, bit short on her double front and hops back 9.725

Taylor Krippner VT AUB - FTY, nice height and distance, but big hop on the landing. 9.85

Megan Skaggs FL UB -  toe on + tkatchev, flexed feet in the air, bail,  good open shoulders on HS, DLO, good landing. 9.85

Drew Watson VT AUB -  Y 1 1/2, nice height, takes a grapevine step on landing. 9.875

Amelia Hundley UB FL -  shap + pak toe 1/2 + shap 1/2, nice,  bit short on last HS, full in, hop back.9.875

Gracie Day VT AUB - y 1 1/2,  very nice, good form, distance, small hop. 9.925

Rachel Gowey UB -   ray, nice height, toe on  pak, legs glued together,  bit short on the last HS, DLO,  chest a bit down on landing. 9.825

Jada Glenn VT AUB -  yurchenko 1 1/2, bit off to the side, step forward 9.9

Alex Mc Murtry UB - ray, bit close on the catch, but lots of height,  bail, nice hs position,  good position on last HS, full in dismount is perfect. 9.975

Scores after the 1st rotation -
Auburn holds a small lead over Florida on the first rotation!
Auburn Vault 49.350
Florida Bars 49.325

2nd rotation switcheroo - Auburn moves to bars and Florida moves to vault

First up for Florida on vault - Alyssa Baumann - FTY, lots of power, has a hop back. 9.775

Watson leads off Auburn on bars -   nice ray, bit shrot on that HS, bail, last HS is kinda short, takes a step on full in dismount. 9.725

Meels VT FL - FTY, very clean, tiny hop, off to the side.

Krippner UB -  nice 1st HS, toe on + bail, clean,  good form, tkatchev, sticks full in. 9.75

Boren VT FL -  y 1 1/2, small foot movement, good height and distance, knees a bit soft. 9.875

Kendal Moss UB AUb clear hip bit short on 1st hs, gienger, bail,  DLO, nice clean form in air, stuck landing.

Baker VT - y  1 1/2, beautiful form in air, nice height, small hop on landing.  9.9

Abby Milliet UB AUB -  jump kchs,  toe on + ray, hand slipped off bar, misses LB connection, giant full to double back.9.625

Rachel Slocum VT FL - HS front pike 1/2, nice height, hop on landing. 9.925

DAY UB - hecht mt,  toe on + toe 1/2 + jaeger, bail, nice combination,  double arabian, stuck. 9.925

Alex McMurtry VT - flares her FTY, maybe a little slide on landing, but it's gorgeous. 9.95

Sam Cerio UB AUB -  blind change + pike jaeger, beautiful form, over arches bail HS,  giant full, bit late, double back dismount, stuck. 9.9

Scores after 2 rotations -
Florida 98.825, vault 49.500
Auburn 98.500, bars 49.150

Time for the 3rd rotation - Auburn is on beam while Florida is on floor.

Allie Riddle BB Auburn -  BHS + LOSO, solid, full turn,  slides down in side splits, nice, spl + spl 1/2,  cat leap + aide aerial + back tuck full, stuck, 9.85

Slocum leads off floor for Florida -  whip + double pike, nice and clearn, gator chimp,  front full + front pike,  FHS + rudi, nice routine. 9.8

Cerio BB -  straddle press HS, bit shaky, cat leap + sw side, BHS + LOSO,  full turn,  sw 1/2 , small balance check, punch front full, solid.

She's an engineering major, I think. Kathy was talking about how she wants to design airplanes after college for the air force or a private company.

Meels FX -  whip + double back, nice height,  maybe not as controlled on the landing as one would like, switch side + popa, solid,  double pike, chest down on landing and has a big hop, nearly goes OOB,  1 1/2 + front layout, good ending. 9.8

Meredith Sylvia BB AUB -  side aerial, small wobble,  full turn,  front aerial + BHS, spl, breaks connection between sheep jump + beat jump connection, gainer full dismount 9.8

Baumann FX -  huge double back, perfect,  1 1/2 + front full,  tour jete + sw 1/2, she's absolutely gorgeous,  double pike, small stumble and chest down a bit. 9.85

Emma Slappey BB AUB -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, floats over the beam  that series, sw + sw 1/2 nice dismount 9.875

Gowey FX -  beautiful double pike,  sw 1/2 + wolf full,  GATOR CHOMP!  1 1/2 + front lay, nicely executed, nails double back final pass.

Milliet BB - front tuck mount, full turn,  solid so far,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful, elegant back walkover,  spl + sheep jump,  cat leap + gainer full, chest a bit down. 9.9

Boren FX FL - DLO opening pass,  1 1/2 + front lay, big amplitude, tour jete + wolf 1/2,  clean, HIGH double back 9.95

hahaha, Kathy calling Bart corney because of his "phone's ringing, it's time for boren's floor routine!"

Krippner BB -  cat leap + front aerial + Beat jump,  full turn , nice spl position on leaps, bhs + LOSO, gorgeous,  bit short on her 1 1/2 dismount.

Baker FX -  pike double arabian, it's frickin huge,  I just realized the opening of her floor music is "Baby got back" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, perfect landing on double pike, sw + tour jete 11/2,  1 1/2 + front  1/2 + straddle jump.  Kathy wants Kennedy to tumble over her head. 9.925

Scores after 3 rotations -
Florida 148.225, floor 49.400
Auburn 147.725, beam 49.225

Final rotation switcheroo - Florida is on beam, Auburn is on floor

Amelia Hundley BB -  fro aerial + sissone, nice splits,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  cat leap + sw side, huge amplitude and over split, full turn, hop on her 1 1/2 dismount. 9.85

Ashley Smith FX Aub -  big double pike, big step on landing,  sw side + popa,  1 1/2 + front lay + shushunova, hella cool,  clean double pike, still a big step back.9.825

Skaggs BB -   side split mount, wolf turn double full, solid,  sw + spl, BHS + LOSO, looked solid, but had a big balance check, sw side,  side aerial to back layout, full, solid landing, She was a bit off on her series, you can see it on slo-mo replay 9.825

Watson FX - double pike,  sw side + popa,  huge double back, has a big step out of it,  1 1/2 to front lay,very good routine, just needs to sharpen up landings

Boren BB -  front toss, solid,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + straddle jump,  cat leap + gainer LOSO,  solid, cartwheel to gainer full, stuck. BAM! 9.925

Cerio FX -  double pike, chest is down on landing,  switch side to popa,  round off + LOSO,  FHS + fro full + fro lay, bit short, manages to get it around,  FHS + rudi. 9.75

Gowey BB - sw + spl,  BHS +LOSO + LOSO, bam, Front aerial + sissone, so confident and perfect,  full turn, gainer full, small foot shuffle on landing. 9.9

Slappey FX -  front lay + rudi,  tour jete 1/2 + spl full,  double back pike, knees bending pretty deep, hits double back dismount.

Baumann BB -  onodi, beautiful,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + sw1/2,  front aerial, has a big balance check,  round off + 1 1/2, bit short, has to take a step back. 9.675

Day FX -  she is selling this routine with er eyes, double arabian, huge,  wolf hop full + sw 1/2, front lay + front full,  clean double back, huge height.

McMurtry BB -  cat leap + front tuck toss, falls on her LOSO series, they'll have to count Baumann's 9.675 sw side + shushunova yurchenko loop, hops on double full dismount. 9.225

Milliet FX -  FHS + fro lay + rudi, beautiful,  sw ring + sw 1/2,  double pike, beautiful,  has such nice lines,  1 1/2 + front lay solid.  Great rotation for Auburn!

Final Scores -
Florida 197.400, beam 49.175
Auburn 197.00, floor 49.275


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