Ladies fall at No. 5 LSU to open the season
Ladies fall at No. 5 LSU to open the season
Saturday, January 11, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Centenary gymnastics team opened the 2014 season with a 197.200-181.575 setback at No. 5 Louisiana State University on Friday evening.

“We are so young right now. We only had two seniors and one junior competing tonight,” said head coach Jackie Fain. “Our Division III season is a little shorter, so we are about five weeks behind in training time from the Division I and II teams we will see this year, so I am encouraged by our progress.  We know we have work to do, but this team is made up of a lot of fighters and they are motivated to get back in the gym this week to make the necessary improvements for next weeks meet at Illinois.”

Fain was pleased with her squad’s composure on the road to start the season.

“Our two seniors were very composed and their experience certainly showed. LSU is ranked in the preseason and has a large fan base. I will say it was a good experience and we should now be able to compete anywhere without being intimidated,” stated Fain.

Robyn Price led the Ladies finished third all-around with a score of 37.525. Sylvia Keiter finished fourth in all-around with a 35.275 and Stephanie Strickler with a score of 34.425.

Rheagan Courville led the Bayou Bengals with a 39.600 with Jessie Jordan second with a score of 39.500.

Keiter paced the Maroon and White on the bars with a seventh-place finish and a score of 8.975. Price finished seventh on the vault with a 9.600 and later posted a score of 9.700 on the beam to tie LSU’s Jessica Savona for seventh. Tawnee Hadd recorded the best finish for the Ladies on floor with a score of 9.450 in ninth place.

Centenary returns to competition on Saturday, Jan. 18 as the Ladies travel to the University of Illinois.