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*** Gymnastics topped at Georgia

  • Chris Walsh

    Final score: Georgia 196.95, 196.950

    VAULT BARS BEAM FLOOR TOTALS
    Alabama 49.375 48.950 49.150 49.475 196.950
    Georgia 49.475 49.275 49.425 49.325 197.500

    Rotation 1
    ALABAMA » UNEVEN BARS
    Kaitlyn Clark 9.275
    Becca Alexin 9.825
    Kim Jacob 9.625
    Sarah DeMeo 9.875
    Ashley Sledge 9.775
    Ashley Priess 9.850
    TOTAL 48.950
    GEORGIA » VAULT
    Chelsea Davis 9.850
    Sarah Persinger 9.825
    Lindsey Cheek 9.925
    Brittany Rogers 9.900
    Cat Hires 9.850
    Brandie Jay 9.950
    TOTAL 49.475

    Rotation 2
    ALABAMA » VAULT
    Kaitlyn Clark 9.900
    Lauren Beers 9.775
    Kim Jacob 9.825
    Kayla Williams 9.850
    Marissa Gutierrez 9.900
    Diandra Milliner 9.900
    TOTAL 49.375
    GEORGIA » UNEVEN BARS
    Lindsey Cheek 9.800
    Christa Tanella 9.825
    Brandie Jay 9.825
    Brittany Rogers 9.900
    Shayla Worley 9.800
    Chelsea Davis 9.925
    TOTAL 49.275

    Rotation 3
    ALABAMA » FLOOR EXERCISE
    Sarah DeMeo 9.800
    Brooke Parker 9.825
    Lora Leigh Frost 9.850
    Marissa Gutierrez 9.900
    Kim Jacob 9.950
    Diandra Milliner 9.950
    TOTAL 49.475
    GEORGIA » BALANCE BEAM
    Lindsey Cheek 9.250
    Sarah Persinger 9.850
    Noel Couch 9.875
    Brittany Rogers 9.875
    Shayla Worley 9.875
    Kaylan Earls 9.950
    TOTAL 49.425

    Rotation 4
    ALABAMA » BALANCE BEAM
    Kayla Williams 9.800
    Kaitlyn Clark 9.800
    Marissa Gutierrez 9.825
    Sarah DeMeo 9.150
    Ashley Priess 9.875
    Kim Jacob 9.850
    TOTAL 49.150
    GEORGIA » FLOOR EXERCISE
    Kaylan Earls 9.875
    Christa Tanella 9.875
    Sarah Persinger 9.800
    Brandie Jay 9.900
    Shayla Worley 9.600
    Noel Couch 9.875
    TOTAL 49.325

    All-around
    Kim Jacob Alabama 39.250

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    Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.

  • Chris Walsh

    First initial release:

    Alabama Gymnastics Falls at Georgia, 197.500-196.950

    Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise Total

    Alabama 49.375 48.950 49.150 49.475 196.950

    Georgia 49.475 49.275 49.425 49.325 197.500

    Alabama’s Top Individual Finishers:

    Event Gymnast Place Score

    Vault Kaitlyn Clark t3rd 9.900

    Marissa Gutierrez t3rd 9.900

    Uneven Bars Sarah DeMeo 3rd 9.875

    Balance Beam Ashley Priess t2nd 9.875

    Floor Exercise Diandra Milliner 1st 9.950

    Kim Jacob 1st 9.950

    ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 5 ranked Alabama gymnastics team lost to No. 8 Georgia in Stegeman Coliseum Saturday afternoon, 197.500-196.950. The Crimson Tide goes to 3-1-0 overall and in Southeastern Conference competition while the Bulldogs are now 5-4-0 overall and 3-0-0 against the SEC. Alabama was led by Kim Jacob who scored a 39.250 to win her fourth consecutive all-around.

    Alabama started things off with a shaky uneven bars rotation, scoring a 48.95 behind a 9.875 from junior Sarah DeMeo. The Tide rebounded on the vault, scoring a 49.375 behind 9.9s from sophomore Kaitlyn Clark, senior Marissa Gutierrez and junior Diandra Milliner.

    Alabama was even better on the floor exercise, scoring a 49.475 behind career-high 9.95s from Milliner and Jacob. The Tide closed the meet with a 49.150 on the balance beam, paced by senior Ashley Priess’ 9.875.

    Alabama remains on the road for its next meet, traveling to Gainesville, Fla., to take on No. 1 ranked Florida, Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. ET. Alabama returns home Feb. 15 to take on the Auburn Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum or online at RollTide.com.

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    Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.

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  • The weird thing about gymnastics is that you don't *really* compete against each other, it's all about average scores (so many of which must be away) for regionals.

    A 196.950 is just below the highest team's average, and it was away, so this was actually a very good performance in the long run. The best team average is only a 197.025 right now, and since the top 6 teams are the "1" seed, we're already doing well at #5 with "only" 196.5 average.

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  • Chris Walsh

    Longer version ...

    Alabama Gymnastics Falls at Georgia, 197.500-196.950

    Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise Total

    Alabama 49.375 48.950 49.150 49.475 196.950

    Georgia 49.475 49.275 49.425 49.325 197.500

    ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 5 ranked Alabama gymnastics team lost to No. 8 Georgia (5-4-0, 3-0-0 SEC) in Stegeman Coliseum Saturday afternoon, 197.500-196.950, in front of a sold-out crowd of 9,924.

    The Crimson Tide, which is now 3-1-0 overall and in Southeastern Conference competition, was led by Kim Jacob who scored a 39.250 to win her fourth consecutive all-around and shared top honors on the floor exercise with junior Diandra Milliner. Alabama’s team total was its highest score of the season despite a sub-49 score on the uneven bars.

    “We didn’t perform to the best of our abilities tonight,” UA head coach Sarah Patterson said. “We got a little behind the eight ball on the uneven bars and they were on fire on vault. When that happens, we have to really buckle down on vault and while we did a good job, we didn’t nail all our landings.”

    Alabama started things off with a shaky uneven bars rotation, scoring a season-low 48.95. The Tide was led on the bars by junior Sarah DeMeo’s 9.875.

    A low score wasn’t the only outcome of the Tide’s first rotation. Senior Ashley Sledge was pulled out of the lineup after straining her shoulders on a handstand.

    “We took Sledge out after the uneven bars,” Patterson said. “We’re very protective of her shoulders and when she finished bars and was holding them, I knew we’d hold her out the rest of the way.”

    The Tide scored a 49.375 on the vault behind 9.9s from sophomore Kaitlyn Clark, senior Marissa Gutierrez and junior Diandra Milliner. It was the Tide’s second highest vault total of the season. The Bulldogs though held a commanding lead at the halfway point, after posting a 49.475 on vault and a 49.275 on the uneven bars.

    “I didn’t see all of Georgia’s routines, but what I did see told me that they were on fire tonight,” Patterson said. “I’ve said this before, from the time that coaching staff was hired, they had this meet circled in red on their calendar. We came in with a target on our backs.”

    Alabama had their best rotation of the night on the floor exercise, scoring a season-best 49.475 behind career-high 9.95s from Milliner and Jacob and a 9.9 from senior Marissa Gutierrez. The Tide closed the meet with a 49.150 on the balance beam, paced by senior Ashley Priess’ 9.875.

    “Tonight the atmosphere was great and the environment was great,” Patterson said. “I think It made some of our ladies a little nervous, and we’re just going to have to learn how to handle that. We have a great chance to do just that next week when we go down to Gainesville.”

    Alabama remains on the road next week, traveling to Gainesville, Fla., to take on No. 1 ranked Florida and Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. ET. Alabama returns home on Feb. 15 to take on the Auburn Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum or online at RollTide.com.

    Alabama’s Top Individual Finishers:
    Event Gymnast Place Score
    Vault Kaitlyn Clark t3rd 9.900
    Marissa Gutierrez t3rd 9.900
    Uneven Bars Sarah DeMeo 3rd 9.875
    Balance Beam Ashley Priess t2nd 9.875
    Floor Exercise Diandra Milliner 1st 9.950
    Kim Jacob 1st 9.950

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    Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.