LSU gymnastics beats Georgia in top 10 matchup

LSU gymnastics beats Georgia in top 10 matchup
LSU Gymnastics (Source: Josh Auzenne)

ATHENS, Ga. (WAFB) - No. 2 LSU defeated No. 8 Georgia before a sellout crowd Friday night in Athens.

The Tigers (2-0, 1-0 SEC) came away with the 196.725-196.150 win over the Gymdogs (1-1, 0-1 SEC). It was the 14th straight time LSU was victorious over Georgia.

Freshman Kiya Johnson took the all-around title with a career-high 39.525. It was her first all-around win as a Tiger.

“We were in Georgia’s Arena, against a very good Georgia team tonight,” said co-head coach D-D Breaux. “We came from behind and beat a team like Georgia on balance beam, I would say that this team earned some ribbons tonight.”

Sammi Durante led the bars competition for LSU with a 9.85. Johnson was tops on vault and floor, scoring 9.925 on each. Edney scored a 9.925 on beam.

LSU will next host Auburn at the PMAC on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:15 p.m.

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