April 6, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling lost to Oregon, 281.35-266.28, in Baylor's last home meet of the 2013 season Saturday night at the Ferrell Center.
"I think the team did a great job," head coach LaPrise Harris-Williams said. "There were a few mistakes in the first half and a couple in the second half, but overall I think they held it together."
The Ducks took the first event, outscoring the Bears 37.85-36.30 in Compulsories. Oregon stretched the lead to 66.80-62.80 after a strong performance in the Acro event, posting a 28.95 to Baylor's 26.50. The Bears fell behind further after dropping the Pyramid event 29.50-25.50. The Ducks held a 96.30-88.30 lead at the break.
The Ducks began the second half strong, maintaining a 10-point lead after scoring a 28.90 to Baylor's 26.90 in the Toss event. Baylor rallied and won three of six Tumbling heats, but still trailed Oregon 182.15-171.98 heading into the final event - the Team Routine.
Oregon posted a 99.20 in Team Routine, and Baylor followed with a 94.30. The Ducks finished with a 15-point lead, beating the Bears 281.35-266.28.
Baylor's last regular season meet is April 11 when the Bears travel to Azusa, Calif., for a meet against Azusa Pacific. The NCATA National Championships will be hosted in Hamden, Conn., April 25-27.