May 30, 2024


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No. 18 Auburn travels to No. 10 Alabama for rivalry meet

AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 18 Auburn gymnastics crew proceeds its highway swing and heads to rival and No. 10 Alabama for a Friday evening meet up with, Jan. 22. The Tigers and the Crimson Tide will confront off at 7:30 p.m. CT on SEC Community in Coleman Coliseum.
“We are normally excited for this fulfill whether or not it is at residence or on the road,” head coach Jeff Graba said. “There is almost nothing like likely up versus your rival and this year will never be any various. Regardless of the more compact group, the pressure is continue to likely to be superior and the staff knows what is at stake when you go towards Alabama.”
“We’re nevertheless a very youthful workforce that is seeking to get far more and a lot more knowledge,” Graba extra. “We put a large amount of rely on into all our athletes and in particular in the freshmen and sophomores this 12 months that are top us off on events. Friday is likely to convey the stress, so we need to make guaranteed we are all dialed in, completely ready to go and managing ourselves in get to complete with a good score.”
The Auburn lineup when yet again features a prosperity of youth as 14 of 24 routines will occur from sophomores and freshmen at Alabama. Getting on the road, the Tigers will go bars, vault, flooring and beam.
Freshman Olivia Hollingsworth will guide off on bars for the Tigers, competing in the celebration for just the 2nd time in her profession. Sophomore Anna Sumner will adhere to in 2nd, while classmate Piper Smith will go third. The two sophomores manufactured their collegiate debut on the party in the period-opening meet up with.
Senior Drew Watson returns to the bars lineup for the initially time this period and is slated to go fourth in the opening rotation. Sophomore Adeline Sabados will go fifth for the squad and has manufactured 12 begins in the party so much in her vocation. Junior Derrian Gobourne will anchor for the workforce and is among the nation’s Best 25 in the event.
The Tigers shift on to the vault in the 2nd rotation and have two freshmen kicking off the function. Newcomer Payton Smith will direct off for the 2nd-straight satisfy after making her collegiate debut very last 7 days at Kentucky, scoring a 9.7 on her Yurchenko entire. Hollingsworth will go next for the squad.
Piper Smith and Sabados is down for the 3rd and fourth places following reliable starts to their occupations on the occasion. Sabados is tied for 14th regionally with a 9.813 normal.
Watson and Gobourne will shut out the occasion with their Yurchenko 1.5’s. Watson is set to go fifth and Gobourne will anchor for the third-straight fulfill. Gobourne ranks among the nation’s Prime 25 in vault with a 9.85 average.
Auburn will head to flooring for rotation 3 and will once yet again be led off by a freshman. Newcomer Gabby McLaughlin is down to compete in the event for the second-straight fulfill next a 9.7 at Kentucky final 7 days.
Generating her very first start of the period in the function will be sophomore Morgan Leigh Oldham, who is slated to go second. Junior Sabrina Cheney is down for 3rd and is coming off a job-tying rating (9.75) at Kentucky.
Sabados and Watson will go fourth and fifth, whilst Gobourne will anchor her third-straight occasion on the evening.
Auburn caps the night on beam with Watson leading off to near out her initially all-all-around exhibiting this year. Hollingsworth will be second with Piper Smith heading 3rd. The pair built their beam debuts past week at Kentucky.
Senior beam professional Meredith Sylvia is down in the fourth spot with Gobourne heading fifth. McLaughlin will shut competition out for the Tigers, anchoring the celebration for the 2nd-straight meet.
UP Future
                Auburn returns to the Plains for a different Southeastern Conference contest up coming week. The Tigers host No. 5 LSU, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. CT in Auburn Arena. The satisfy will be televised reside on ESPN2.