LSU totaled a 49.425 on vault, as Georgia led at the midway point 98.850 – 98.625.
The Tigers outscored Georgia 49.175 – 49.050 in the third rotation, but the Gym Dogs maintained the overall lead by a tenth of a point at 147.9 – 147.8. Cheek was Georgia’s top performer on beam with a 9.875, while senior Kaylan Earls anchored the rotation with a 9.85. Freshman Morgan Reynolds finished with a career-best 9.8 on beam.
In the fourth rotation, Reynolds and sophomore Brandie Jay each turned in high scores of 9.9 to lead Georgia to a 49.275 on the event. The 9.9 marked yet another career high for Reynolds in her first-ever home meet. LSU totaled a 49.075 on beam to round out competition for the evening.
“We feel amazing,” said Davis. “There was so much energy in the building, and we could feel it from everyone. We’re just really excited to embrace it.”
“I knew (the score) was very, very close, and I knew that we had trained well on floor this week,” added Durante. “We had asked them to do that. We just kept building them up and giving them little reminders to have them trust that they are prepared to do this. I’m just really excited.”
This was Georgia’s third top-10 opponent to start the season and second opponent ranked in the top three after the Gym Dogs faced No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 9 Stanford on the road last weekend.
1. Georgia 197.175 (VT – 49.375, UB – 49.475, BB – 49.050, FX – 49.275)
2. LSU 196.875 (VT – 49.425, UB – 49.2, BB – 49.075, FX – 49.175)
Georgia’s Individual Results
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Countdown To Kickoff 2015
Bulldawg Illustrated's Countdown to Kickoff Fan Festival is a day for fans of all ages to get up close and personal with their favorite Dawgs.
Where: Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga (2014 Pics HERE, HERE and HERE)
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