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Shorthanded UA falls at Georgia

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Shorthanded UA falls at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — Arkansas took its No. 3 national ranking on the road Friday against five-time defending national champion and competing at less than full strength, the Razorbacks dropped a 196.725-195.825 decision.

Arkansas had a 49.25 on vault, 48.65 on bars, 48.95 on floor and 49.025 on beam.The 195.825 total is the second-best road mark this season, and the Razorbacks posted that total without senior Amy DeFilippo in the lineup.

“The girls did a great job fighting through this meet,” co-head coach Mark Cook said. “Amy hurt her knee last week and we thought we could get her in the lineup this week, but it didn’t happen. Kelci Lewis competed on beam for the first time and did a great job, and we only had five on bars.”

DeFilippo set a career high with a 39.225 all-around score two weeks ago in the win over No. 12 Kentucky and was limited to bars and beam in last week’s win over No. 16 Auburn.

The 49.25 on vault against Georgia is the third-best of the year for the Razorbacks and the best in three meets on the road.

The 49.025 beam total is also the third-best of the season and the best on the road. The 48.95 on floor is second-best on the road.

“The girls did a phenomenal job on vault and we were strong on beam,” Cook said. “It’s always a little harder on the road, but the girls did a good job. We’re getting there. We’re learning by experience, but we’re making progress.”

Following the first rotation, with Georgia on vault and Arkansas on bars, the Bulldogs held a slight 49.00-48.65 lead with the Razorbacks entering just five competitors.

Sarah Nagashima and Casey Jo Magee each scored a 9.80, followed by Mariah Howdeshell with a 9.75, Jaime Pisani a 9.70 and Lewis a 9.60.

For Georgia, Kat Ding had a 9.85, and Noel Couch and Cassidy McComb a 9.825 each.

In the second rotation, Arkansas scored 49.25 points on vault, led by consecutive 9.925 efforts from Pisani and Magee. Magee’s total is a season high while Nagashima also had a season best of 9.85. Howdeshell and Lewis each carded a 9.775, and Amanda Siebert added a 9.725.

Georgia had 49.275 on bars and led 98.275-97.90 following the first two events.

For UG, Ding had a 9.90 on bars and Courtney McCool a 9.875.

Magee and Pisani tied for the individual vault title with their scores of 9.925.

In the third rotation, Arkansas posted a 48.95 on floor while Georgia had a 49.1 on beam.

Through three events, Georgia led 147.375-146.85.

For the Razorbacks, Pisani had a 9.875, Magee a 9.825, Lewis a 9.775, Siebert a 9.75 and Stacy Bartlett a 9.725.

For Georgia, Grace Taylor had a 9.90.

In the final rotation, Arkansas had a 48.975 on beam while Georgia scored a 49.35 on floor.

Bartlett had a season-high 9.85, Howdeshell a career-best 9.825, Magee a 9.80, Nagashima a 9.775 and Pisani a 9.725. For Georgia on floor, McCool had a 9.95.

The Razorbacks are back home in Barnhill Arena next Friday to take on No. 11 LSU at 7 p.m.

No. 9 Georgia 196.725, No. 3 Arkansas 195.875Feb. 12, 2010 = Stegeman Coliseum

ROTATION 1Arkansas: Bars: 48.65Sarah Nagashima 9.80, Jaime Pisani 9.70, Mariah Howdeshell 9.75, Casey Jo Magee 9.80, Kelci Lewis 9.60

Georgia: Vault: 49.00Noel Couch 9.825, Shayla Worley 9.75, Cassidy McComb 9.825, Gina Nuccio 9.125, Kat Ding 9.85, Marcia Newby 9.75

ROTATION 2Arkansas: Vault: 49.25Mariah Howdeshell 9.775, Kelci Lewis 9.775, Amanda Siebert 9.725, Jaime Pisani 9.925, Casey Jo Magee 9.925, Sarah Nagashima 9.85

Georgia: Bars: 49.275Grace Taylor 9.80, Gina Nuccio 9.825, Kat Ding 9.90, Shayla Worley 9.85, Marcia Newby 9.825, Courtney McCool 9.775

ROTATION 3Arkansas: Floor: 48.95Sarah Nagashima 9.375, Stacy Bartlett 9.725, Kelci Lewis 9.775, Casey Jo Magee 9.825, Jaime Pisani 9.875, Amanda Siebert 9.75

Georgia: Beam: 49.10Cassidy McComb 9.625, Hilary Mauro 9.75, Christa Tanella 9.80, Shayla Worley 9.875, Grace Taylor 9.90, Courtney McCool 9.775

ROTATION 4Arkansas: Beam: 49.025Jaime Pisani 9.725, Stacy Bartlett 9.85, Kelci Lewis 9.625, Sarah Nagashima 9.775, Mariah Howdeshell 9.825, Casey Jo Magee 9.80

Georgia: Floor: 49.35Noel Couch 9.80, Hilary Mauro 9.80, Gina Nuccio 9.80, Grace Taylor 9.90, Shayla Worley 9.90,Courtney McCool 9.95

Download: ark, uga meet results.pdf



Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)