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AcroTumb Falls to No. 2 Oregon in National Semifinals

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


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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