EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon’s acrobatics and tumbling schedule fit quite simply into two parts; first, a streak of three straight home meets to open the season, followed by four straight road meets, including three competitions over the span of six days.
After opening to an undefeated 5-0 record, the top-ranked Ducks can consider the first act of their schedule a successful one. Now, head coach Felicia Mulkey and the Ducks turn their attention to a big streak of road meets, opening with a tri-meet on Monday.
The Ducks will compete away from Matthew Knight Arena for the first time this season, taking on Fairmont State and Gannon University on Monday. The meet will get underway at 3 p.m. (PT) from the Joe Retton Arena in Fairmont, W. Va. The Falcons are 3-0 this season, the only other undefeated team in the NCATA. The Lady Knights are 3-2 in their debut season. The tri meet will be streamed live at this link.
UO will be in action the following day, competing against Alderson-Broaddus in Phillipi, W. Va., Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Ducks close their spring break trip on Saturday, March 29, at Baylor. Action will get underway at 4:30 p.m. in Waco, Texas.
Oregon will take to the road this week full of confidence following an undefeated start to the season. The Ducks opened the season by downing Baylor before claiming a tri-meet against Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific, two teams that are arguably UO’s biggest contenders for a title this season.
Mulkey’s Ducks posted their best performance last time out, defeating Alderson Broaddus and Hawaii Pacific last Sunday in Eugene. The Ducks tallied a 286.100, their highest team score since the first round of the 2012 NCATA National Championships. UO won all six events and topped both teams in 19-of-20 heats.
The Ducks are riding a 26-meet win streak, dating back to March 24,2011, and are in pursuit of a fourth consecutive NCATA National Championship.