While the Diamond Dogs were busy losing both games of a doubleheader, the Gym Dogs were hosting Michigan on Saturday in Suzanne Yoculan’s last home meet with the Red and Black. Needless to say, Coach Yoculan’s squad sent her out a winner.
On the vault in the first rotation, the Georgia gymnasts put up marks of 9.85 from Hilary Mauro and Lauren Sessler, 9.9 from Courtney Kupets, 9.925 from Tiffany Tolnay, and 9.95 from Cassidy McComb to earn an overall 49.475 to surpass the 49.1 received by the visitors on the uneven bars.
The Bulldogs improved upon their initial scores in the second rotation on the strength of 9.9s from Courtney McCool and Gina Nuccio, a 9.925 from Kupets, and a 9.95 from Tolnay for a cumulative 49.525 on the bars. Once again, this tally outdistanced Michigan’s 49.175 on the vault.
The third rotation saw the Gym Dogs on the balance beam, where a 9.9 from Tolnay, a 9.925 from Kupets, and a 10 from Grace Taylor paced a 49.2 effort by the home team. The Wolverines outperformed their hosts in the rotation, notching a 49.25 in the floor exercise, but the visitors’ numbers were not enough to overcome Georgia’s totals.
In the meet’s final stanza, 9.925s from Mauro and Taylor and a 9.95 from Kupets cemented a 49.2 in the floor exercise, while the Michiganders had to count a fall and their scores came to a combined 48.3 on the beam. The Gym Dogs’ 197.4-195.825 victory concluded a perfect regular season for Georgia, which will be off to Nashville next weekend for the S.E.C. championships.