Auburn at Alabama
|Full Results||Alabama 196.925||Auburn 195.575|
|AA: Adams 39.325|
The Big Storyline: Auburn continues to test its depth as Cassie Stevens was again missing from the lineups and Aria Brusch is on the sideline with a shoulder injury. According to Gobourne’s mom on Facebook, Brusch should be back next week against LSU. Alabama improved on its weak event from last week, totaling a huge 49.425. Sophomore Luisa Blanco also debuted her Yurchenko 1.5 for the first time. Tiger senior Drew Watson also competed a Y1.5, but she struggled for the third consecutive week. The broadcast did announce that Watson had COVID-19 in the fall, which could explain her slower start.
Implications: Alabama was just shy of a 197 tonight, and we expect to see it hit that mark in the coming weeks. As it stands now, Alabama is fourth in the SEC, holding onto the final spot in the night session of the conference championship, just over three tenths ahead of Georgia.
Records: Alabama scored its highest beam total since 2019 with a 49.425. Sania Mitchell put a career best 9.900 on the floor and claimed her first event title. Gabby McLaughlin had a career high 9.875 on beam. Sophomore’s Anna Summer and Piper Smith also put up career high scores on bars with a 9.800 and 9.850, respectively.
- Video Type: SECN
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/a4f7def7-82b4-4233-871c-42dfb75f34ef
- Scores: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=325030
- Live Blog: http://collegegymnews.com/2021/01/22/live-blog-no-18-auburn-at-no-10-alabama/
- Live Blog Editor: Rebecca