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AcroTumb Falls to No. 2 Oregon in National Semifinals

Baylor lost in the national semifinals for the second straight season.

April 27, 2012

WACO, Texas - Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling fell to No. 2 seed Oregon 286.285-275.41 in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships on Friday night at the Ferrell Center.

"The girls had their best practices ever this week," head coach LaPrise Harris-Williams said. "They prepared well for the competition, and I've been delighted to coach so many athletes with such heart."

Oregon held a two-point lead after the first two events, outscoring the Bears 39.35-38.55 in Compulsories and 28.95-27.7 in the Acro event.

The Ducks added onto their lead by winning the Pyramid event, 29.8-29.4 and Baylor trailed Oregon by a score of 98.1-95.65 at halftime.

Oregon gained a full four-point lead after winning the Toss event 28.9-28.35. The gap grew even bigger after the Bears lost the Tumbling event, 58.975-57.45.

Baylor entered the final event - the Team Routine - trailing Oregon 185.975-181.45. The Bears scored 93.96, and the Ducks tallied 100.31, giving Oregon a 286.285-275.41 victory and advancing them to compete against No. 1 Maryland in the NCATA Championship at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Bears will compete for the final time this season in the Individual Skill Event National Championships at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

EVENT    No. 6 Baylor    No. 2 Oregon
Compulsories 38.55 39.35
Acro 27.7 28.95
Pyramid 29.4 29.8
Toss 28.35 28.9
Tumbling 57.45 58.975
Team Routine 93.96 100.31
TOTALS 275.41 286.285



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