Tide's Strong Finish Gets Win Over Auburn

The Alabama gymnastics team beat Auburn by a score of 197.325-196.825 in front of a Coleman Coliseum crowd of 13,028 Friday night.

Going into the second half of the meet, Alabama powered to a season-best tying 49.325 on the balance beam after sophomore Keely McNeer and junior Lauren Beers both scored 9.9s. After Auburn scored a 49.025 on the floor exercise, Alabama led by .450 going into the last rotation.

Alabama closed out the meet and the Tigers by tying its season-best score with a 49.450 on the floor exercise behind 9.9s from sophomore Aja Sims, senior Kaitlyn Clark and junior Lauren Beers. The Tigers battled to the end with a season-best 49.400 on the balance beam.

Alabama opened with a 49.200 on the vault led by a 9.9 from senior Kayla Williams. On the uneven bars, the Tide posted a season-best 49.350 paced by junior Lauren Beers’ 9.900, which was good for her fifth consecutive win on the apparatus this season.

The Crimson Tide remains at home next Friday, facing Boise State. It will also be Alabama gymnastics’ 11th annual Power of Pink meet, which supports the fight against breast cancer. The Tide will also be celebrating legendary coaches Sarah and David Patterson as well as Alumni Night.

Tickets are available through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum and online at RollTide.com.

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