Arkansas Falls to Alabama in Barnhill Debut

Arkansas kicked off its home slate on Friday night and despite a big push in the final two rotations, the Hogs fell to the Crimson Tide, 195.525-196.525.

While the team didn’t pull out a victory, the Hogs did outscore Alabama on three events: vault (49.150), beam (49.325) and floor (49.350).

Graduate transfer Norah Flatley shined in her Barnhill Arena debut, and won the vault and beam titles, along with a share of bars. It was her first all-around appearance as a Gymback, and she placed first with a 39.575.

Junior Jensen Scalzo shared the bars top spot with Flatley as both scored 9.900, and for the second consecutive week freshman and Rogers native Lauren Williams took the bars title, with her first 9.900 mark at Arkansas.

Redshirt freshman Cami Weaver and Flatley paced the Hogs’ vault lineup in the second and third spots with 9.825 and 9.900 scores. Both had clean Yurchenko fulls, Flatley with a stuck dismount to up the momentum for Arkansas. Sophomore Makie Sedlacek made her season debut on the event up fifth and scored 9.825, and Williams anchored with a matching score.

After two falls to open the rotation, Scalzo stepped up in a big way for the Hogs and cruised through her routine, capped off by a stuck double layout, for a 9.900 score on bars. Freshman Jaime Pratt delivered a solid 9.825 to follow. Flatley came to anchor after another fall for Arkansas, and helped the team bounce back with a 9.900.

With the pressure on, the beam team rebounded without hesitancy and scored and all three of Arkansas’ first up went 9.825 or above, including a 9.875 from Cally Swaney that featured a stellar triple acro series and stuck dismount. Weaver hit a very similar routine two spots later and also matched Swaney’s 9.875, which brought up Flatley as the sixth and final competitor. She floated through each element of her routine and scored her third 9.900 of the day for Arkansas.

The first floor party of the season at Barnhill did not disappoint, with two scores of 9.850 from sophomore Maddie Jones and senior Maddie Hickey to start. Fifth year Bailey Lovett kept the heat coming and earned a 9.875 midway through the lineup, setting the tone for the back half. Williams came next and delivered a powerhouse routine with two stuck tumbling passes in front of her hometown crowd for a 9.900. Flatley made her floor debut for the Hogs in fifth, and nailed her signature triple full first pass, which powered her all the way through the rest of the set for a 9.875.

Up Next
The Hogs hit the road to take on the Auburn Tigers on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. from Auburn. The meet will be televised live on SEC Network.

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