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Missouri gymnastics loses close competition to Kentucky

Friday, February 15, 2013 | 9:41 p.m. CST; updated 4:13 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 16, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Missouri gymnastics team fell to the Kentucky Wildcats by a close score of 194.250-194.125 on Friday in Lexington, Ky.

The Tigers scored a season high 49.075 on the uneven bars, putting them ahead after the first rotation. Freshman Miranda Eubank contributed with a career high 9.900, tying for first in the event. Sophomore Rachel Updike and junior Taylor Medrea both scored career highs of 9.850 as well.

Updike also took first on the vault with a score of 9.875, but the Wildcats took a 98.050-97.475 lead after the second rotation.

Missouri's 48.525 score on the floor rotation caused another lead change, aided by senior Tori Howard's 9.800 and senior Sandra Ostad's 9.750.

Updike took second on the beam with a score of 9.775, but the Wildcats earned 49.050 on the final rotation to take the meet victory.

A replay of the meet will be televised on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. 

The Tigers return to Columbia next Friday to face No. 9 Georgia at Hearnes Center.


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