No. 4 Gymnastics Travels to Take on No. 17 Auburn
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AUBURN, Ala. – The fourth-ranked LSU gymnastics team travels for the first time in 2019 to take on No. 17 Auburn at 7:30 p.m. CT Friday inside Auburn Arena.
The meet between the teams that started out the season 1-0 a week ago will be televised live on the SEC Network. First vault is set for 7:35 p.m. and John Roethlisberger and Alicia Sacramone Quinn will have the call.
DD Previews the First Road Meet
“This is a really good opportunity to go on the road and compete in front of a great crowd for the first time,” head coach D-D Breaux said. “Auburn is a difficult place to compete at, and the students bring a lot of energy right on the floor. We want to build off of last week’s performance and just continue to improve.”
Last Time Out
The Tigers opened 2019 with a team score of 196.775 to defeat No. 8 Cal inside the PMAC. Senior Lexie Priessman took the vault title with a 9.90 and junior Ruby Harrold won bars with a score of 9.925. Senior Sarah Finnegan swept the remaining beam and floor titles 9.95’s on each event. Finnegan also won the all-around with a final score of 39.675.
Finnegan Wins SEC Gymnast of the Week Honors
Finnegan, a five-time SEC Gymnast of the Week honoree in 2018, picked up the top honors in the league once again after one week of competition. With three wins against the Bears, Finnegan pushed her career titles earned for her career to 49 for 10th in school history.
Series Record Between LSU and Auburn
LSU is 78-15 all-time against Auburn, including a record of 12-6 on the road. LSU has won seven-straight meets against Auburn since 2016 between regular season meetings and SEC Championships. LSU last lost at Auburn came in 2013, 196.975-197.175.
Fans can follow the Tigers on the team’s social media channels: @LSUgym on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, www.Facebook.com/lsugym and at YouTube.com/lsugymnastics.