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Kentucky @ LSU Live Blog

The Friday-night gymnastics extravaganza continues with Kentucky @ LSU.

Kentucky's continuing a season that is going to be turned into an Oscar nominated movie because I literally just decided that it should.  The hope is that Kentucky will hold their own against LSU, who are starting their nationals campaign like yesterday.

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It's Mardi Gras Night, y'alls!

First rotation - LSU is starting on vault as the home team and the visitor, Kentucky will begin on bars.

Sarah Finnegan leads off vault for LSU -  beautiful y full,  off to the side, hop on landing. 9.85

Katie Carlisle leads off bars for Kentucky -  blind change + jaeger, nice,  bail,  toe circile,  full in, a bit close to the bar, hop on landing. 9.775

Julianna Cannamela VT LSU - another y full, good distance and amplitude, hops on landing. 9.825

Ella Warren UB KY -  blind change + jaeger, nice height,  bail,  lots of ampltude, dlo, step back. 9.825

Sarah Edwards LSU VT -  y 1 1.2, knees a bit soft in air, step back on landing, perhaps a bi short. 9.825

Cori Rechenmacher UB KY -  nice 1st hs, blind change + jaeger, beautiful, nice HS in bail,  stalder + double back, steps on landing. 9.75

Lexie Priessman VT LSU - huge FTY, small hop, just floats above the vault.

Katrina Coca UB KY-  good 1/st , blind change + jager, good, bail, sticks full in.

Myia Hambrick VT LSU - yuchenko 1 1/2, small step but good amplitude, maybe a little soft knee bend. 9.875

Alex Hyland UB KY -  blind full + gienger, nice,  bit short on that last HS, 9.8

Kennedi Edney VT LSU - y 1 1/2, big air, step forward, again with the soft knee bend.

Mollie Korth UB KY -   blind change, falls on pike jaeger, too far out, full twisting DLO, small hop.

Scores after 1 rotation -
LSU 49.225 vault
Kentucky 49.050 bars

Switcheroo times! Kentucky - vault LSU - bars

Alex Hyland VT - sticks her FTY, great height, distance. 9.925

Sami Durante UB LSU -  beautiful 1st hs = blind change, jeager, beautiful, pak,   full in, stuck it, doubts it a bit, but it's stuck

Katie Stuart VT KY - FTY, small hop, feet flexed in air, but nice height and distance

Hambrick LSU UB  -  ray, good height, stuck her full in. Pass the stick crown over. 9.925

Sidney Dukes VT KY -  y 1/2, small hop 9.825

Ruby Harrold UB LSU -  zuchold,  short on that hS, blind change, jaeger, sat down her double front 9.125

Denea Davis VT KY -  FTY, nice amplitude, stuck.

Edney UB LSU - hindorff, over arches HS and tips over, stuck the DLO 9.4

Aubree Rosa VT KY -  big y full,  but takes a big step. 9.675

Priessman UB LSU -  tkatchev, huge,  bail, nice form,  great las HS,  perfect DLO, stuck. Should help absorb the 9.4 from Edney, lessen the blow. 9.95

Korth VT KY -  y 1 1/2, too much amplitude, takes a big step

Finnegan UB LSU -  perfect ray,  toe on, bail, toe shoot to hB, gorgeous toes, lines, stuck the DLO. BAM! 9.975, shoulda been a 10!

Scores after 2 rotations -
LSU 98.375, bars 49.15
Kentucky 98.175, vault 49.125

Erin Macadaeg leads off beam for LSU -  full turn,  sw + sw 1/2, broke connection on the sw leap, front aerial,  BHS + LOSO, perfect,  gainer full stuck. 9.9

Katie Stuart FX Kentucky -  big double pike, big bounce out,  1 1.2 + front lay, perfect,  sw ring + wolf hop full,  FHS + rudi, solid opening routine. 9.775

Hambrick BB LSU -  full turn in L position,  hitchkick + side aerial, sw + straddle 1/4, solid,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful scale,  round off + 2/1 twist, small foot slide, no it's not a stick, the stick crown won't fool the judges... or maybe, HA

Hailey Poland FX KY -  front tuck + rudi,  cartwheel + loso,  front HS + front 2/1, stuck,  sw side + popa, nice split position and amplitude, great routine! 9.8

Christina Desiderio BB LSU = front aerial + Sissone,  BHS + LOSO, sw + sw 1/2, gainer full, stuck. 9.9

Warren FX KY -  front double full, sw side + popa,  fhs + rudi + back lay, bit piked though,  FHS + fro l/1 + fro lay. 9.85

Cannamela BB LSU -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, big balance check,  sw + straddle 1/4,  bit under 180 in her split positions,  standing LOSO, chest down, another balance check,  1 1/2 dismount is also short. 9.375

Hyland FX KY -  double pike, nice amplitude,  good amplitude on the leaps,  illusion turn,  1 1/2 + front lay. 9.825

Edney BB LSU -  front aerial + spl jump,  BHS + LOSO, gorgeous,  sw + spl 1/4, under 180 on those leaps, front toss,  round off + 1 1/2, small slide back on her heels. 9.825

Korth FX KY -  clean double back,  spl full + popa, nice splits and amplitude,  FHS + fro 1/2 + loso,   clean double pike, solid routine. 9.875

Finnegan BB LSU -  side straddle mount,  wolf full, beautiful,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful,  sw + sw 1/2, small lean, but is ok, side somi, so aggressive and sharp,  side aerial + 1/1 dismount. Gorgeous 9.9

Dukes FX KY -  double pike, solid,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  1 1/2 + front lay,  illusion turn, beautiful,  beautilful high double back. 9.875

Per DiDi - "The law of holes is if you find yourself in one, quit digging!" HA!

Scores after 3 rotations  -
LSU 147.825, beam 49.450
Kentucky 147.400, floor 49.225

Katie Stuart BB KY -  sw + double stag ring, balance check,  BHS + LOSO,  great scale,   cat leap + side aerial + tuck full dismount. 9.775

Sarah Edwards FX LSU -  FHS + front 2/1, big power,  double back, clean,  sw side + Popa,  FHS + fro full + front lay 9.85

Korth BB KY -   1 arm BHS + LOSO,   cat lap + sw + back tuck,  round off + 2/1 dismount, solid. 9.85

Ashlyn Kirby FX LSU -  sw 1/2 + popa, front lay + rudi,  double back,  fhs + front lay + front full 9.85

Poland BB KY -  BHS + BHS + LOSO, big pause before her series, front hs, 1 arm,  sw + double stag ring,  gainer pike dismount, stuck. really solid routine. 9.875

Priessman FX LSU -  full in, huge power, big bounce out,  1 1/2 + front lay,  tour jete full + popa, solid so far,  double pike, hits bam!!!! 9.875

Alaina Kwan BB KY -  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, sw + double stag ring,  bit of a balance check,  cat leap + side aerial + tuck full, stuck landing to fist pump.  Alaina is a beautiful gymnast.  We actually get to see that now that she's not an elite anymore. 9.85

Edney FX LSU - takes double arabian OOB,  1 1/2 + front lay,  another floor routine with "baby got back" in the music. I'm going out on a limb here, but uh.... why? They do know the lyrics to that song, right? Stuck her double back final pass. 9.775

Dukes BB -  full turn, BHS + LOSO, small lean, fro aerial + Beat jump,  sw  + straddle 1/4, had a bit of a balance check, but she didn't care and she kept on going. 1 1/2 dismount. 9.85

Finnegan FX LSU -  1 1/2 step out + 2 1/2 twist, stumbled out a bit,  clean double back,  full turn, sw ring + sw 1/2, perfect splits,  double pike, huge height. 9.85

Hyland BB KY -  sw + spl jump,  cat leap  + front aerial + BHS +LOSO,  full turn,  beautiful handstand position,  cat leap + side aerial + layout full, stuck.

Hambrick FX LSU -  huge DLO, stuck cold,  2 1/2 + front tuck, she just hung out in the air for a while on the 2 1/2, tour jete 1/1 + wolf 1/2,  clean double pike.  Crowd loves it.  9.975

*Side note - these girls are all using '90's music in their floor routines and as their beam background music, which I realize is practically vintage to them and that makes me feel so old.

Final Scores -
LSU 197.225, floor 49.400
Kentucky 196.700, beam 49.300

That's all for tonight! I'll back tomorrow at 12:00 PM MST for the Missouri/Georgia meet.

See you tomorrow!


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