No. 8 LSU takes down No. 2 Florida, handing Gators first loss

Published: Feb. 17, 2023 at 9:49 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The No. 8 LSU gymnastics team (3-6, 3-3 SEC) saved its best performance of the season for No. 2 Florida (8-1, 5-1 SEC) on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The Tigers scored 198.100 to Florida’s 197.975.

LSU needed a big performance in its final rotation of the meet and Alyona Shchennikova, Aleah Finnegan, KJ Johnson, and Haleigh Bryant closed it out.

Shchennikova scored 9.925, matching her career high, Finnegan scored 9.90, followed by Johnson’s 9.950, and Bryant anchored the routine with a 9.925.

LSU heads to Alabama to take on the Tide at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

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