Alabama Gymnastics dominates in Power of Pink meet against Georgia
By WVUA 23 Sports Director Gary Harris and Reporter Dylan Morgan
Alabama Gymnastics came up big last night at home in their 18th annual Power of Pink meet as they defeated the Georgia Bulldogs to secure their third straight victory. Alabama prevailed 197.475-196.800 in front of 10,838 fans dressed in pink. The Tide had to look to its reserves in big moments last night to get the job done as Makarri Doggette went down with an injury, Lilly Hudson came in and posted a 9.95 on the uneven bars to spark a run of three straight nine-nine scores or better to close out the meet and the Bulldogs.
“What’s beautiful about this team is that when someone makes a mistake, or someone has had an injury, the next person is ready to go. They step up, they step in, and they deliver. They do it in such a beautiful manner with confidence and grace. On all four events tonight, our lead-offs did their job. The goal is to maintain that momentum and kind of get the train rolling, but when we have a dip, the next second is more important. We did that a lot tonight and that will make us stronger,” Head Coach Dana Duckworth said. “I think back about 18 years ago when this was created by Sarah Patterson. I talked to her tonight right before the meet and I said, ‘Did you ever think that 18 years later we would be going this strong?’” Duckworth said.
Alabama travels to Baton Rouge on February 18th for their next meet to take on LSU.