By (CW Staff)

The No. 3 Alabama gymnastics team lost at No. 6 UCLA 196.550-196.300 on Sunday night.

“It was an awesome environment to start in for this new team,” coach Dana Duckworth said. “We wanted a competition that would help us move forward. When it’s tight, and when it’s exciting and you’re up against a good team, it allows you to hone in on how to get better. We know we’re good, but how are we going to be great? This was a great first meet – round one of 11 meets in our regular season.”

Sophomore Mackenzie Brannan won her collegiate all-around debut with a score of 39.350, and she also won the vault with a score 9.9.

“I’m proud of Mack for going all-around for the first time,” Duckworth said. “That was cool to see.”

Alabama returns to action on Friday, Jan. 15 when the Crimson Tide hosts Missouri.

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Source:: The Crimson White Sports