Florida gymnastics holds on to the No. 1 spot after defeating No. 9 Georgia Saturday afternoon, 197.300 to 196.175, in front of a sold-out crowd at Stageman Coliseum.
Under coach Danna Durante, the Bulldogs outscored the Gators on vault with scores of 49.550 and 49.475. Kytra Hunter stood out to the judges, scoring a 9.950 for the event.
The Gators fell behind on bars as well, scoring 49.375 to Georgia’s 49.450. Florida’s Bridge Sloan led the girls with a score of 9.950.
Florida came back and beat Georgia on beam and floor after struggling in the first two events. On beam, the Lady Gators scored 49.300 compared to the Bulldogs’ 48.125 with Mackenzie Caquatto, Kytra Hunter and Bridget Sloan all scoring 9.875.
On the floor, Georgia scored 49.050, and the Gators scored 49.150 with Ashanee Dickerson leading the team with a 9.875.
Bridget Sloan finished the meet with a high all-around score of 39.600.
The girls will take on No. 17 Kentucky in the O’Dome on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.