LSU at Georgia
|Full Results||LSU: 196.850||Georgia: 196.100|
|VT: Rachel Baumann
|UB: Haleigh Bryant, Kai Rivers, Kiya Johnson
|BB: Rachel Baumann
|FX: Soraya Hawthorne, Alyona Shchennikova
|AA: Alyona Shchennikova|
The Big Storyline: Despite continuing issues on beam, Georgia broke past 195 (and 196) for the first time this season.
Implications: Unsurprisingly, LSU looked a bit rusty during its first meet since week one but had no problem outpacing No. 32 Georgia. However, it’ll likely need to score above 197 to fend off other SEC teams.
Records: Senior Rachel Baumann debuted her Yurchenko one and a half, earning a career high 9.950 for her efforts.
Controversies: A week after scoring a perfect 10, Baumann’s floor routine start value was downgraded after she underrotated her double wolf turn. Coming on the heels of the controversial Jeffrey transfer, fan opinions were mixed as to whether or not the meet’s diversity theme came off as Georgia intended.
Current Rankings: No. 6 LSU at No. 36 Georgia
Why You Should Cancel Plans for It: LSU hasn’t competed since week one due to COVID protocols and will be looking to maintain or improve on its current sixth-place ranking. It may seem like a foregone conclusion that the Tigers are going to take the win, but you can never count the Gymdogs out when they’re competing at home. After a disastrous beam rotation in its home meet against Florida last week, Georgia responded with a 49.525 on floor that included a perfect 10 from senior Rachel Baumann.
What We’re Watching: Is beam too obvious of an answer here? Georgia counted an unthinkable four falls on beam last week against Florida, and all eyes will be waiting to see how it recovers.
What Else You Should Know Before Tuning In: LSU head coach Jay Clark addressed the controversial midseason transfer of freshman Alexis Jeffrey in a Tuesday afternoon press conference. He confirmed that Jeffrey has been added to LSU’s roster but will not be traveling to Georgia for Friday’s meet.
- Video Type: SECN
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/4cf449f1-0f60-4475-b84a-c942d60aacd8
- Scores: https://static.georgiadogs.com/custompages/sports/w-gym/live/22lsu.htm
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2022/01/27/live-blog-no-7-lsu-at-no-36-georgia/
- Live Blog Editor: Carolyn