Gymnastics Earns Wins at TWU with 197 Team Score
DENTON, Texas – The sixth-ranked LSU gymnastics team earned a score of 197.000 to take wins over No. 17 Arkansas, Texas Woman’s and Centenary Friday night inside Kitty Winter Magee Arena.
The Fighting Tigers improved to 14-2 on the season with the victories. Arkansas finished second with a 196.325, TWU was third with a 192.250 and Centenary was fourth in 191.625.
“This was a total effort from this team tonight,” D-D Breaux said. “The performances from Courtney (Goodrich), Maddie (Rau) and Rebecca (D’Antonio) were remarkable. Reagan (Campbell) also had a phenomenal night and the best performances of her career, which was special to do in front of her hometown crowd.”
LSU gymnasts scored multiple career highs in the final regular season road meet of the season. Ruby Harrold took the bars win with a 9.875 and Reagan Campbell scored a 9.925 on beam and floor for the wins.
LSU returns for the final regular season meet of 2020 at 7:15 p.m. CT Friday inside the Maravich Center. The Tigers will take on Arizona State for the senior tribute meet. Kennedi Edney, Ruby Harrold and Ashlyn Kirby will be honored prior to their final meet inside the PMAC.
The Tigers opened the meet with a 49.250 on bars, led by Ruby Harrold in the anchor spot with a 9.875. Kiya Johnson, Alyona Shchennikova and Sami Durante all earned a 9.85. The bars squad also used a 9.825 from Bridget Dean.
LSU went to beam and scored a solid 49.275 to push its lead after two rotations. The scores rose as the lineup moved along beginning with Christina Desiderio’s 9.80. Dean earned a 9.825 and Durante scored a 9.875 in the third spot. Johnson and Campbell wrapped up the event with a 9.85 and 9.925 respectively.
The LSU floor lineup started with three 9.80’s from Harrold, Desiderio and Dean. Freshman Maddie Rau made her debut on floor in the fourth spot with a 9.775 and Campbell’s career-high 9.925 came in the fifth spot. Freshman Courtney Goodrich set a new career high with a 9.90 in the anchor spot of floor to give the squad a 49.225.
The shuffled vault lineup scored a 49.250 to end the meet on a high note. Rivers and Rau started the rotation with scores of 9.85. Rebecca D’Antonio scored a career high 9.775 and Harrold scored a 9.875 in the fourth spot. Johnson anchored the meet with a 9.90.
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