FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas gymnastics team posted its third score of 196 or higher in four meets with a 196.375 against No. 5 LSU, but fell to the Tigers 197.125-196.375 inside Barnhill Arena Friday night.
First Rotation: LSU Bars: 49.225, Arkansas Vault: 49.175
Arkansas once again eclipsed the 49 mark on vault posting a 49.175. The Razorbacks were led by freshman Kennedy Hambrick, who scored a 9.900 in the fourth position. The score was followed by a 9.825 from senior Sydney McGlone and a 9.875 from fellow freshman Amanda Elswick.
Second Rotation: LSU Vault: 49.300, Arkansas Bars: 48.625
Junior Jessica Yamzon led the rotation off with a 9.775 that was followed up with a 9.750 from sophomore Sophia Carter. Sophomore Sarah Shaffer led the rotation with a 9.875, but Arkansas was forced to count a low score in the rotation as the Tigers took a 98.525-97.800 lead heading to the third rotation.
Third Rotation: LSU Floor: 49.300, Arkansas Beam: 49.225
Arkansas got off to a quick start in its third rotation, posting three consecutive scores of 9.800 or higher before Carter recording a season-high tying 9.900 in the fourth position. Yamzon led off the rotation with a 9.800, as Hambrick and Elswick each posted 9.850’s to lead off the rotation.
Fourth Rotation: LSU Beam: 49.375, Arkansas Floor: 49.350
Arkansas proved strong on the floor once again as all five scores recorded scores of 9.825 or higher. Yamzon led off the rotation with a 9.800, that was followed up with a pair of 9.850’s from Hambrick and Elswick. In the fourth position, McGlone recorded a 9.875. Carter once again showed that the floor was her showcase event, posting a career high-tying 9.950.