Razorbacks fall at Georgia

By: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Staff and Wire Reports
Published: Friday, January 20, 2017
Arkansas co-head coach Mark Cook congratulates freshman Heather Elswick after she completed her vault during a meet with Georgia Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in Barnhil Arena on the UA campus in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas co-head coach Mark Cook congratulates freshman Heather Elswick after she completed her vault during a meet with Georgia Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in Barnhil Arena on the UA campus in Fayetteville.

The No. 16 University of Georgia gymnastics team won three of four events to down No. 23 Arkansas 196.225 to 195.025 on Friday at Stegeman Coliseum.

Georgia (3-1, 2-1 SEC) won its third consecutive meet and improved to 8-0 at home against the Razorbacks (0-3, 0-2).

Arkansas’ top performer was sophomore Sydney McGlone, who won the balance beam with a 9.9 and tied for second on the vault with a 9.875.

The Razorbacks’ lone event victory was the beam, where they edged the Bulldogs 49.0-48.725. In addition to McGlone’s winning score on the event, freshman Kirby Rathjen debuted with a 9.825, senior Samantha Nelson scored 9.8, freshman Jessica Yamzon had a 9.75 and junior Mia Bargiacchi posted a 9.725.

Arkansas competed for a second consecutive meet without senior All-American Amanda Wellick, who is lost for the season with a right leg injury.

Georgia’s Sydney Snead scored 39.125 to win the all-around competition behind a victory in the vault (9.9) and a second-place tie on the bars with a 9.825 behind teammate Rachel Dickson’s event-winning 9.85.

Georgia scored big on the floor exercise with a 49.275, paced by GiGi Marino’s 9.9 and Sabrina Vega’s 9.875.

The Razorbacks return home Friday night to face No. 4 Alabama at Barnhill Arena.

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