Brown, George Washington and Missouri at North Carolina
|Full Results||Missouri: 196.850||North Carolina: 196.475||George Washington: 194.825||Brown: 190.225|
|VT: Jocelyn Moore 9.950||UB: Elizabeth Culton 9.900||BB: Sienna Schreiber 9.950||FX: Deja Chambliss 9.925||AA: Sienna Schreiber 39.500|
The Big Storyline: North Carolina held its own, posting its highest team score since 2018 while Missouri put together its season high team score without Amari Celestine.
Implications: North Carolina has not only asserted itself as the top team in the EAGL so far this season but as a team to watch come postseason. This season-high score was posted with only five bar routines and Julia Knower not at her best. The Tar Heels still have more gas in the tank. Watch out. Missouri was able to have a strong performance without the three-event contribution of one of its star freshmen. Jocelyn Moore rose to the challenge with 9.9-plus on vault and floor. Hopefully Celestine will be back in the lineups soon because she could push the Tigers over the 197 mark, a threshold that will be crucial in the Tigers’ quest to compete in the night session at SECs. George Washington was able to put its beam demons from last week to rest. However, its team score did not reflect it due to counting a fall on floor. The Colonials will look to improve on their consistency throughout the season in hopes of earning a bid to regionals. Brown’s Julia Bedell made her collegiate floor debut with a 9.775 even with a step out of bounds. That’s a routine that could contend with the top USAG floor workers as she gets comfortable in the lineup. Overall, Brown still looks rusty from its long hiatus without competition. However, this team normally knows how to peak just in time for postseason, so don’t worry just yet.
Records: Jocelyn Moore’s near perfect Yurchenko 1.5 was rewarded with a career-high 9.950. This marks the fourth-straight meet that Mizzou has eclipsed 49 on all four events, the longest streak in program history.
Current Rankings: Brown, No. 34 George Washington and No. 8 Missouri at No. 26 North Carolina
Why You Should Make Time to Tune in: This meet is all over the board in a very fun and exciting way. The two EAGL teams were separated by only a quarter tenth last weekend, though UNC has the higher ceiling as long as it can move on from week twok’s erratic floor rotation. Missouri looked imperious in week one, but after a week off, will the Tigers look more or less prepared on Saturday? Brown also had some COVID issues in its opening gambit, but it’s a talented squad that will hope to take advantage of a (relatively) big-team scoring environment to crack 190.000 for the first time
Need More Proof? Brown freshman Julia Bedell was quarantined with COVID during her team’s season opener, but we’re hoping she’ll be back soon because her tumbling floor is completely bananas.
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- Video: https://goheels.com/showcase?Live=3344
- Scores: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=383169
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2022/01/21/live-blog-no-60-brown-no-34-george-washington-and-no-8-missouri-at-no-26-north-carolina/
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