No. 5 Tigers travel to No. 15 Kentucky

No. 5 Tigers travel to No. 15 Kentucky
LSU Gymnastics (Source: Josh Auzenne)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The No.5 LSU gymnastics squad will take on No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats Friday night at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. This will be the Tigers third SEC meet of the 2019 season.

The meet against Kentucky is set to begin at 7:35 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network. Cortney Lyle and Bridget Sloan will have the call for the Network.

The squad has continued to improve as the season has progressed with the Tigers averaging a team score of 197.015 after five weeks. LSU is continuing to work toward its first 24-for-24 performance of the season.

The lineup for the LSU Tigers is expected to look similar to previous weeks. However, in for sophomore Sami Durante’s absence due to an injury, freshman Bailey Ferrer will once again perform in the second spot on bars and senior McKenna Kelley will make her second-straight appearance on beam.

LSU is 79-5 overall against Kentucky. The Tigers have a record of 16-3 inside Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. The Tigers are on a 16-meet win streak against the Wildcats, a run that dates back to the 2011 season. Lexington is one of the most difficult places to compete as the Tigers have only posted one score of 197 or higher, a 197.475 in 2017.

Don’t forget to watch 9News at 10:00 p.m. for a full meet recap.

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