Eighth-Ranked Georgia Gymnastics Tops Missouri

The eighth-ranked Georgia gymnastics team posted its highest road score of the season in a 196.825-194.550 win over Missouri Friday at the Hearnes Center.
The Gym Dogs (6-5-1, 4-1-1 SEC) posted the highest score on all four events, and Chelsea Davis and Shayla Worley tied career-highs on bars and beam, respectively.
“We talked about early in the week that winners make adjustments and losers make excuses,” said UGA head coach Danna Durante. “We had to work hard tonight. We had some stumbles and some mistakes, but we didn’t have to count a fall. That’s big for us confidence-wise. Our focus this week was on beam, and we did better tonight. We can still do even better, but I was pleased with the progress.”
UGA opened the meet with a 49.4 on bars behind career-highs 9.95 by Davis and 9.925 by Brittany Rogers. Lindsey Cheek added a 9.875 in the leadoff position. Davis, ranked first in the country on bars, has now won the event in all nine meets this season, and she has scored a 9.9 or higher seven times. Missouri (1-8, 0-6 SEC) had a 48.875 on vault.
Georgia then went to vault and turned in a 49.15 to take a 98.55-97.575 lead at the halfway point. Brandie Jay led the Gym Dogs with a 9.9, which was her fourth straight vault of at least 9.9. Georgia extended its lead with a 49.125 on floor in the third rotation. Noel Couch led the team with a 9.925 in the anchor to claim her second floor title in four meets.
On beam, Worley turned in a 9.95 to tie her career-high, and Couch added a 9.85. Georgia had a 49.15 on the balance beam. Rogers won her first career all-around with a 38.6 and became the first Gym Dog in three tries to win the all-around this season.
Georgia will return to action Friday, March 1st at LSU.
Team Results
1. Georgia – 196.825 (VT – 49.15, UB –49.4 , BB – 49.15 , FX – 49.125)
2. Missouri – 194.550 (VT – 48.875, UB – 48.7, BB – 48.15, FX –48.8 )
Georgia’s Individual Results
Vault (49.15)
Chelsea Davis – 9.825; Cat Hires – 9.8; Noel Couch – 9.525; Brittany Rogers – 9.825; Lindsey Cheek – 9.8; Brandie Jay – 9.9
Bars (49.4)
Lindsey Cheek – 9.875; Christa Tanella – 9.2; Brandie Jay – 9.85; Shayla Worley – 9.8; Brittany Rogers – 9.925; Chelsea Davis – 9.95
Beam (49.15)
Lindsey Cheek – 9.25; Sarah Persinger – 9.825 ; Noel Couch – 9.85; Brittany Rogers – 9.825; Shayla Worley – 9.95; Kaylan Earls – 9.7
Floor (49.125)
Sarah Persinger – 9.825; Christa Tanella – 9.85; Brittany Rogers – 9.05; Brandie Jay – 9.8; Shayla Worley – 9.725; Noel Couch – 9.925

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