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Acrobatics and Tumbling Advances to 3-0 After Beating Fairmont State
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 03/16/2013
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EUGENE, Ore.—The University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team (3-0) defeated the Fairmont State Falcons (1-4) 284.130-265.710 Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.

“Overall, we made some improvements from the last meet and we’re really happy with those improvements, but within this meet we found some things that we really want to zero in on,” said head coach Felecia Mulkey. “Quinnipiac has some different strengths than Fairmont State and we want to make sure that we’re strong in those places. That’s how we play defense.”

Oregon was in control in the first half, outscoring FSU in the Compulsory, Acro and Pyramid rounds. The Ducks held the advantage in nine of the ten first round heats and scored a perfect 10 in heat 3 of the Pyramid round.

In the Compulsory round, Oregon topped FSU 38.15-36.45 with the best score being a 9.90 out of 10 in the pyramid heat. The Ducks continued the impressive performance in the Acro round, scoring a 9.85 out of 10 in all three heats to take the round 29.55-24.75.

In the final event before halftime, Oregon bested the Falcons in two of the three Pyramid heats to take the round 29.35-29.15. FSU won its only heat of the day in the day in the Pyramid round (Heat 2; 9.80-9.70).

Coming out of halftime, the Ducks picked up right where they left off as they scored a 9.7 out of 9.9 in the first heat of the Toss round en route to a 28.90-26.90 win in the round.

The Ducks swept the Tumbling round, winning each of the six heats, and recorded their second highest heat score of the day in the 6-Element pass with a 9.93. UO won the round 57.03-52.20.

In the Team Routine, the final event of the meet, Oregon maxed out its start value at 110.00, while the Falcons had a start value of 107.22. UO’s score came out to 101.150, and FSU’s team routine was scored at 95.260.

“We are going to zero in on one Acro heat and one Pyramid heat in particular because we want to make sure we score as high as we can on those. We feel like we’re giving away some deductions there and that’s probably what we’ll be doing before we head out for spring break,” added Mulkey.

Oregon returns to action on Monday, March 25th as they head to Hamden, Conn. to take on Quinnipiac. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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