Gymnastics Preps for Final Weekend of Regular Season
March 14, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State women's gymnastics team will conclude its regular-season schedule over the weekend, when it hosts No. 5 LSU on Friday, Mar. 15 and sixth-ranked Georgia on Sunday, Mar. 17. Friday's meet will begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday's meet will commence at 1 p.m., both of which will take place in Reynolds Coliseum.
The Wolfpack (11-7-1) will look to add to the success it enjoyed on Sunday against William & Mary, finishing with a 195.650 - its second-best score of the season. State set a season-high on the uneven parallel bars with a team score of 49.0. On the season, NC State is 7-0-1 in home contests and will look to improve on that mark over the weekend.
During Friday's meet, alumni of the gymnastics program will be honored in a special ceremony that will take place after the last rotation of the night, but before the awards ceremony. Throughout the meet, there will be a slideshow of historic photos, as well as trivia questions for the audience.
LSU enters the meet with a record of 9-3, after falling to Alabama on Friday, Mar. 8, with a score of 197.500. The Tigers won the first meeting of the season against the Wolfpack in Baton Rouge, La., with a total of 196.075 in the season opener for both teams on Jan. 4.
Rachel Fincham and Morgan Johnson, the lone seniors on the roster, will be recognized in a post-meet ceremony on Sunday in observance of senior day. Fincham has been a mainstay in the lineup for the Pack on bars, beam and floor, while Johnson has been the first vaulter in the lineup all season.
The Georgia Bulldogs (7-6-1) competed against the Utah Utes its last time out. The Bulldogs ended with a score of 197.650, while the Utes finished with a 196.975. The Pack also ended last year's regular-season schedule against the Bulldogs and will do so again this year.
The first 200 fans at Sunday's contest will receive the third and final set of the NC State Gymnastics trading cards. The gymnasts featured in the set include: seniors Rachel Fincham and Morgan Johnson and juniors Hannah Fallanca, Heidi Ffield, Kristen Harabedian and Ellen Marion. There will also be a post-meet autograph session with the athletes, along with free team posters.
The meet versus LSU on Friday will be streamed live on GoPack All-Access, while Sunday's contest will be aired on ESPN3. Live results for both meets can be found on GoPack.com.