March 17, 2014
WACO, Texas - Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling (0-2) will travel to Azusa, Calif., to participate in their first and only tri-meet of the season against Azusa Pacific (2-1) and Hawai'i Pacific (1-3) on Tuesday, March 18, at 8:30 p.m. (CT) at the Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center.
"The format for a tri-meet is roughly the same as duo meets. Competing against two teams will provide the crowd with non-stop exciting competition," head coach LaPrise Harris-Williams said. "Tri-meets allow for more prep time for teams in their bench area. We will utilize those extra minutes focusing on specific skills before competing."
The Bears are looking to bounce back from two straight road losses to reigning 2013 NCATA national champion Oregon Ducks (280.2-274.38) on Feb. 13, and the runner up Quinnipiac Bobcats (279.39-278.83) on Feb. 23.
"We modified our Pyramid and Acro event heats, we felt the change in a few elements would better showcase our strengths," said Harris-Williams. "Overall, we feel confident going into Tuesday's competition."
It marks the second time this season the Cougars of Azusa Pacific and the Sea Warriors of Hawai'i Pacific will compete. The teams previously met on Feb. 21, in Honolulu, with the Cougars pulling out the victory (268.795-255.455). This is the first acrobatics and tumbling season for the Sea Warriors who joined the NCATA back in April.
"We've watched Azusa and Hawai'i Pacific compete all season, both teams have dynamic and polished skill sets," said Harris-Williams. "Our team will have to compete with confidence and precision against such formidable competitors."
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