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Arizona @ LSU Live Blog

Yesterday we had an SEC team in PAC 12 country, today, we have the PAC 12 in SEC country with Arizona at LSU.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, make sure that waterproof mascara and tissues are handy, because there will be lots of big sloppy tears.

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Rotation 1
LSU starts on vault and Arizona starts on bars

Sarah Finnegan VT LSU - beautiful FTY, just a small hop, but beautiful form and just perfect as always. 9.825

Victoria Ortiz UB AZ -  big tkatchev,  bail, solid HS,  good last HS, blind full + double tuck, small step back. 9.75

Julianna Cannamela VT LSU - y 1 1/2, really short, falls sideways 9.3

Haylie Hendrickson UB AZ -  overarches 1st hS, blind change + jaeger, bail,  good last HS, DLO, stuck it. 9.775

Lexie Priessman VT LSU - y 1 1/2, small hop,  really nice tight form in air, just the hop 9.875

Maddie Leydin UB AZ -  toe on + pak, nice,  bit short on last hs, blind change + markelov, blind full + dbl tuck, solid. 9.8

Sarah Edwards VT LSU - lots of distance on her y 1 1/2, went off to the side and stepped on the landing. 9.85

Madison Cindric UB AZ - blind change + jaeger + bail, nice,  solid last HS, blind change to double front, stuck. 9.875

Myia Hambrick VT LSU -  y 1 1 /2, lots of power and amplitude, step on landing. 9.9

Danielle Spencer UB AZ -  hecht mt, beautiful gienger, toe on + bail, good hS, DLO, small step 9.825

Kennedi Edney VT LSU -  y 1 1/2, step on the landing, but again, tons of power, just the landing needs to be controlled more 9.9

Christina Berg UB AZ -  good 1st HS, blind change + pike jeager + bail, very nice,  short on last HS,  1/2 in 1/2 out, hop 9.85

Erin Macadeag VT LSU (exhibition) -  beautiful Y full, nice amplitude, just a step on the landing

Scores after 1st rotation
LSU vault 49.350
Arizona bars 49.125

Solid 1st rotation, lots of 10.0 start values for LSU, which is good, but those landings need to be cleaned up for the post season. Arizona had a really good bars rotation, pretty impressed with the variety in their routines.

2nd rotation -

LSU goes to bars, Arizona goes to vault.

Leydin VT AZ - y full, step on the landing, good distance and amplitude, piked down a bit on landing.9.725

Sami Durante UB LSU -  hecht mt blind change + jaeger, huge,  beautiful pak,  solid on last HS,  full in, stuck. Perfection. 9.875

Courtney Cowles VT AZ - FTY, lots of distance, again pikes down and hops on landing. 9,725

Hambrick UB LSU - great 1st hs, ray, lots of height, bail HS is perfect,  stuck full in. 9.975

Adra Parks VT AZ - y tuck full, good amplitude, but hops on landing. 9.7

Ruby Harrold UB LSU -  hecht mt + zuchold, toe 1/2 overarches hs a bit + jaeger, nice,+ dbl front, 9.85

Jenny Leung VT AZ - y full, another big hop, very piked at the end, 9.675

Edney UB LSU-  clean 1st hs, huge hindorff,  clean hS in bail,  maybe a bit short on the last HS, stuck the DLO. 9.925

Heather Swanson VT AZ -  FTY, slightly off to the side,  big hop on landing. Not a lot of height 9.625

Priessman UB LSU -  tkatchev + pak, beautiful,   great last HS,  stuck the DLO. 9.975

Cindric VT AZ -  very nice y full, nice distance, just a small hop

Finnegan UB LSU -  beautiful 1st HS, ray, beautiful and high,  bail is perfection, toe shoot to HB,  DLO, opens up more and gets higher in 2nd flip and just drops into the landing. Beauty in motion and it's a 10.  That's her 15th bars title. Sarah should be getting 10's on everything if you ask me. I don't care if her vault is only worth a 9.95, it should just be a 10 because I say so.

Scores after 2 rotations
LSU 99.100, bars 49.75
Arizona 97.7, vault 48.575

Third rotation - LSU will be on beam, Arizona will be on floor.

Macadaeg BB LSU -  full turn, sw + sw 1/2, great split positions on leaps, front aerial, small balance check, BHS + LOSO,  beautiful,  gainer full, stuck. 9.85

Leydin FX AZ -  front tuck + dbl back, takes a few steps out, back spin, pretty sweet,  sw side + spl 1/1, could get back leg up a bit more,  tour jete + popa,  dbl pike, bit short. 9.725

Hambrick BB LSU -  L turn full,  hitchkick + side aerial, sw + straddle 1/4, very nice,  BHS + LOSO, solid,  beautiful back scale, round off + double lay full, stuck. 9.95

Berg FX - clean double pike to open,  sw + spl full + wolf full,  FHS + front full + front pike, solid,  FHS + rudi + spl jump. Solid. 9.775

Edney BB LSU - jump mount,  front aerial + sissone, splits could be a bit more split but,  it's ok, bhs + LSO, sw + straddle 1/4, full turn, solid, front pike toss,  really solid,  round off + 1 1/2, small hop. 9.9

Parks FX AZ -  big double tuck to open the routine, nice and clean,  popa + tuck jump full, could be a bit more split on the popa, maybe it's the angle I'm looking at, wolf jump full,  front lay + front full, 9.8

Christina Desiderio BB LSU -  fornt aerial + sissone great amplitude and split position, BHS + LOSO,  full turn, sw + sw 1/2 + beat jump, small pause before the first switch leap. Gainer lay full, solid landing. 9.95

Cindric AZ FX -  nice front scale to open,  clean double pike to open, lots of amplitude,  1 1/2 + front lay,  sw + wolf 1/2 + wolf full, solid split positions on the leaps,  huge double back to close 9.8

Reagan Campbell BB LSU - beautiful press handstand mt, Front aerial + BHS, solid on the Full turn, back tuck + spl jump,sw + sw 1/2, beautiful split positions, round off + 2/1 dismount, small hop. 9.925

Kennady Schneider is rocking some poofy pigtails with a red ribbon -  clean double pike, great amplitude,  front lay + front full, had a stumble but danced out of the pass, sw side to popa, oversplit in her leaps, clean double back, solid landing. Good conclusion to the regular season for her. 9.85

Finnegan BB LSU - wolf full, beautiful extension and toe point,  BHS + LOSO, beautiful, sw + sw 1/2, perfectly split and extended,  side somi,  side aerial + back full, I'll say that was a stick. Judges better give it a 10 or I might rage out.  YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYA IT'S A TEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! 10! 10! 10!!!!!!!! SHE DESERVES EVERY TEN EVER!!!!

Ok, I've calmed down enough to stop jumping around the room with excitement to give you the scores
LSU 148.825, beam 49.725
Arizona 146.650, floor 48.950

Final rotation - Arizona will go to beam and LSU will go to floor to finish the meet

Hendrickson BB AZ - spl 3/4, split posision a bit off, BHS + LOSO, wobble, side aerial nice, small wobble, gainer full dismount, stuck. 9.8

Ashlyn Kirby FX LSU -  sw side to popa, nice amplitude, great splits on leaps, front hS + front lay + rudi, solid,  clean double back, little bit of a lean on the landing.  FHS + front lay + front full, right to the edge. 9.825

Leydin BB AZ  - sw + spl, very nice,  solid on bhs + LOSO series,  hitchkick to side somi,  full turn, slight balance check, pike jump + back tuck, chest a bit down on landing,  round off + 1 1/2, small hop. 9.75

Edwards FX LSU -  love her West Side Story routine,  2 1/2 twist to open,  dbl tuck, chest a bit down,  sw side + popa, fhs + front full + front full 9.8

Schneider BB AZ -  full turn, solid,  front toss + BHS, solid connection,  spl + sissone, beautiful,  beat jump + sheep jump, bit slow on the connection, front full dismount, stuck. 9.85

Priessman FX LSU - big full in to open, chest a bit down maybe, tour jete + popa,  1 1/2 + front layout, beautiful,  love her floor music, it's not the usual EDM crap college gymnasts usually use,  dbl pike to end, chest a bit down, but landed ok. 9.825

Cowles BB AZ -  cat leap + front aerial + beat jump,  full turn,  BHS + LOSO, big balance check, chest was way down, but she saved it, SW + spl jump,  gainer front full, small hop. 9.65

Edney FX LSU -  big double arabian, very open stuck it cold,  1 1/2 + front lay, solid,  sw ring + tour jete, big double back, small hop, solid overall. 9.975

Ortiz BB AZ -  BHS + LOSO,  solid,  full turn, sw + beat + double stag ring, solid,  cat leap + side aerial + back tuck, i think that was supposed to be a full, but her back foot was off and she bailed out of the dismount. She looks upset

Finnegan FX -round off + 1 1/2 twist step out to 2 1/2 twist,  beautiful high clean double back, her toes are even pointed in the air,  love her toes and extension, beautiful extension in her leaps, tour jete to popa,  bit short on her dbl pike  and hopped forward. 9.875 - gives her 39.70 AA to tie with Kennedi Edney

Cindric BB AZ -  BHS + LOSO, solid and floaty, full, turn, beautiful,  looks confident so far, side aerial,  spl + sheep jump, beautiful,  gainer pike dismount, stuck. 9.85

Myia Hambrick gets her last curtain call in the PMAC on floor -  dbl layout, bit short, takes a step forward, not as controlled as it could be, piked much more on 2nd flip,  2 1/2 + front tuck, went oob and was way short, solid on her leap pass, landed double pike short again.  Crowd gives her a standing ovation 9.575

Final Scores -
LSU 198.125, floor 49.300
Arizona 195.525, beam 48.875

That's all for me today! Join me next Saturday for some conference champs!


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