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The Bears lost to defending national champion Oregon on Saturday.

The Bears lost to defending national champion Oregon on Saturday.

March 29, 2014

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THE RUNDOWN
Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling (2-3) fell in their first home meet of the season to the University of Oregon Ducks (9-0) 284.70-276.04, Saturday evening at the in Waco, Texas at the Ferrell Center.

To start the meet, the Ducks took the Compulsory Event with a 38.35, but the Bears weren't far behind with a 37.30. In the Acro Event, Baylor came back and took the event, closing the gap to 65.50-64.55. In the final event before the half, Pyramid, Oregon extended their lead 95.20-93.30.

After the half, the Bears continued to trail the Ducks after the Toss Event 124.30-121.75. Baylor then bounced back strong in the Tumbling Event almost beating Oregon with a score of 58.23-58.30, with an overall total of 182.60-179.98.

In the final event of the night, the Team Routine, Baylor couldn't close the gap, falling to Oregon 102.10-96.06, with an overall total score of 284.70-276.04.

HIGHLIGHTS
• The Bears won the Acro Event tonight, 27.25-27.15.
• Within the Acro Event, the team of Deonka Ceaser, Tori Jackson, Courtney Pate, Ali Martelo and Lynn Herbst took Heat 1 (5 Element) with a score 9.30.
• The team of Danielle Hardman, Devyn White, Kelci Ortiz, Ally Cheatham and Bresha Pierce won Heat 2 (6 Element) of the Acro Event with a score of 9.15.
• With a score of 9.50, the team of Courtney Pate, Ayana Taylor, Hannah Henke and Ally Cheatham won the Quad Pass of the Tumbling Event.

STAT OF THE DAY
• In the Ariel Pass of the Tumbling Event, sophomore Courtney Pate posted a 9.93.

TOP QUOTE
"I thought that the meet went great tonight. We really fought to the bitter end," said head coach LaPrise Harris-Williams. "I think that the athletes were very excited to be home. The crowd was just amazing. I think that it is really exciting for the girls to get to perform in front of that atmosphere. They did a great job, and I am proud of them."

WHAT'S NEXT
The Bears will wrap up the regular season at home against Azusa Pacific on Saturday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Ferrell Center. Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling will honor the seven graduating seniors for Senior Night.

 

 

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