No. 5 Gym Travels for Meet Against No. 9 Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – For the 21-straight straight meeting, LSU and Alabama will meet in a top-10 showdown as the fifth-ranked Tigers and ninth-ranked Crimson Tide face off at 8 p.m. CT Friday inside Coleman Coliseum.
The meet between the two SEC rivals will be televised on the SEC Network. First vault is set for 8:05 p.m. with Bart Conner and Kathy Johnson Clarke on the call. The meet is the finale of a triple header for the Network.
DD Previews the Meet
“We are excited to get on the road again and improve off a really positive performance a week ago,” head coach D-D Breaux said. “Coleman Coliseum is always a great place to compete in and we know what to expect with the atmosphere and the crowd.
Last Time Out
The Tigers posted a season-high team score of 197.425 against No. 3 Florida a week ago. The squad also earned season-high scores of 49.250 on vault, 49.525 on bars and 49.350 on floor. LSU’s Sarah Finnegan took home titles on four of five events.
Finnegan Takes Home SEC Gymnast of the Week Honors
For the second time in 2019 and the seventh time in her career, Finnegan was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week. Against the Gators, Finnegan took wins on vault, bars, floor and the all-around. The senior pushed her career wins total to 55 for ninth in school history.
Series Between LSU and Alabama
Alabama leads the all-time series between the schools 96-27-2 with the Tigers winning just four times in Coleman Coliseum in school history. LSU is currently on an eight-meet winning streak over Alabama since the 2017 NCAA Championships and the Tigers have won five straight in the regular season.
LSU has won just four times in Tuscaloosa in school history. The 2015 and 2017 seasons marked the first time LSU earned consecutive wins in Tuscaloosa. In the 2017 meet, No. 1 LSU posted a 197.575 for the highest team score at Alabama in school history.
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