Feb. 9, 2011
AUBURN - The No. 21 Auburn gymnastics team (2-3, 2-2 SEC) looks to carry momentum from last week's conference win into Friday's meet against No. 7 Alabama (6-1, 1-1 SEC).
Friday's meet will take place at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa. The meet will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on tape delay by FSN to air on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. CT.
"We pushed practice quite a bit," head coach Jeff Graba said. "This week we are working on how to start off. Knowing that we go to bars first and it's a hostile environment, we've been able to push bars pretty aggressively and been pretty tough on them."
After defeating Kentucky last week, Auburn will carry the same rotation on into the Alabama meet on vault, beam and floor. The Tigers will make a slight adjustment on bars, as Kareen Kaveh will compete in place of Kendall Swartz.
"We feel like we are slowly starting to solidify some lineups," Graba said. "We are still playing with the alternate position and still playing with the first couple of spots. It seems to me like each week we started figuring out the last two lineup spots, then the last three and now the last four. We are starting to figure out that those are relatively consistent at this point."
The Tigers' projected lineups for the Alabama meet are:
Vault: Petrina Yokay, Allyson Sandusky, Lauren Brzostowski, Kylie Shields, Justine Foster and Toi Garcia
Uneven Bars: Kareen Kaveh, Toi Garcia, Leah Vining, Petrina Yokay, Allyson Sandusky and Kylie Shields
Balance Beam: Lauren Brzostowski, Petrina Yokay, Abbey Habicht, Allyson Sandusky, Kylie Shields and Rachel Inniss
Floor Exercise: Lauren Brzostowski, Petrina Yokay, Laura Lane, Justine Foster, Toi Garcia and Rachel Inniss