GYMNASTICS: Gymdogs Lose to Alabama

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GYMNASTICS: Gymdogs Lose to Alabama

Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

The 10th-ranked Georgia gymnastics team fell to No. 3 Alabama 197.550-195.700 Friday night at Coleman Coliseum.
With the loss, the Gymdogs drop to 4-5 overall and 4-2 against Southeastern Conference foes. Alabama improved to 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the SEC.
“The first thought that comes to mind is obviously disappointment,” Georgia head coach Danna Durante said. “I know that this team is better than what we’ve shown. They know that too. We just need to figure out how to compete like we’re capable. We’ll keep working on that.”
Senior Brandie Jay won the all-around title with a score of 39.35.
Jay paced the Gymdogs on bars with a 9.9. Freshman Sydney Snead added a 9.85, but Alabama’s Lauren Beers posted a perfect 10.0 on vault to give the Tide a 49.4-48.5 advantage after the first rotation.
On vault, Georgia was led by a 9.925 from senior Brittany Rogers. Snead posted a 9.875, while Jay and sophomore Gigi Marino each scored a 9.85. Georgia also got a boost as junior Lauren Johnson saw her first action of the season, scoring a 9.8 after sitting out the past year due to injury. Georgia went 49.35 on vault, and Alabama took a 98.925-97.825 advantage into the final two sets.
Marino and senior Mary Beth Box led the Gymdogs with a pair of 9.90s on floor. Jay added a 9.875 and sophomore Vivi Babalis scored a 9.85. The Gymdogs ended at 49.35 on floor and closed Alabama’s lead to 148.05-147.175 heading into the final rotation.
Box led on beam with a 9.9, while Rogers and Babalis both scored 9.85 as the Gymdogs finished at 48.525.
Georgia will return home next Friday to face Auburn at 7 p.m. Box, Jay and Rogers will be recognized in a Senior Day ceremony. The meet will be shown on SEC Network+.
Team Results
Georgia – 195.700 (VT- 49.325, UB- 48.50, BB- 48.525, FX- 49.350)
Alabama – 197.550 (VT- 49.40, UB- 49.525, BB- 49.125, FX- 49.500)

Ashlyn Broussard – 9.825, Lauren Johnson – 9.800, Gigi Marino – 9.850, Sydney Snead – 9.875, Brittany Rogers – 9.925, Brandie Jay – 9.850

Natalie Vaculik – 9.200, Gracie Cherrey – 9.700, Sydney Snead – 9.850, Rachel Schick – 9.800, Brandie Jay – 9.900, Brittany Rogers – 9.250

Natalie Vaculik – 9.200, Brandie Jay – 9.725, Brittany Rogers – 9.850, Vivi Babalis – 9.850, Ashlyn Broussard – 9.150, Mary Beth Box – 9.900


Sydney Snead – 9.825, Vivi Babalis – 9.850, Brittany Rogers – 9.750, Gigi Marino – 9.900, Mary Beth Box – 9.900, Brandie Jay – 9.875

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