Missouri at Florida
|Full Results||Florida: 197.850||Missouri: 194.800|
The Big Storyline: Missouri was never expected to overtake the No. 1 team in the country, but it was having its best meet of the season until it had to count two falls on beam. Jena Swanson had a good night for the team on her three events, and once she finds a balance of power on her Y1.5, she will be able to provide a high score weekly. Florida scored the highest team score in the NCAA this season, which was led by its season best bar rotation. Impressively, the 197.850 was accomplished without having the team’s top performers on floor. Sydney Johnson-Scharpf was scratched after falling on beam and experiencing tight muscles. Alyssa Baumann was also absent from the event but is expected to return to the lineup against LSU. However, we did get to see Ellie Lazzari make her floor debut with a stunning routine. Thomas solved her beam struggles from the past two weeks in a pressure set situation for the Gators to take home the event title and a massive 39.750 in the all around.
Implications: Florida is no doubt the top team in the country and should be able to hit 198, once it gets its top athletes in the floor rotation. Missouri showcased improvements on vault, bars and floor, which was a preview of what the program can be in the coming years as the young team continues to gain experience and get healthy.
Records: Gabrielle Gallentine scored a career best 9.925 on bars. Megan Skaggs had a career best 9.950 on bars.
- Video Type: SECN
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/05fe25eb-c34e-43a8-96f5-c6b96d9ffcaa
- Scores: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=324894
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2021/01/29/live-blog-no-24-missouri-at-no-1-florida/
- Live Blog Editor: Katie W