Competitive Cheer Places First At All-New England Open

EAST HAVEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University competitive cheer team finished in first place at the All-New England Open this afternoon, where the team outscored three other collegiate squads. The Bobcats scored a 90.60 out of 100 points in the competition, finishing 13.2 points ahead of the second place team.

"I'm very pleased with the team's performance this afternoon, they get better every week," said head coach Mary Ann Powers. "The team is right where I want them in terms of performance and we'll continue to tweak our weaknesses and add more difficulty to our segments for the NCA College Nationals in April."

Quinnipiac saw its best scores in the pyramid and partner stunting segments, where they scored a 9 out of 10 points on both sequences. The team scored their lowest marks in the standing tumbling (8.2/10) and running tumbling (8.4/10) segments.

Central Connecticut State University placed second in the competition, scoring a 77.40 out of 100 on the day. Western Connecticut finished in third with a 70.80, and Plymouth State rounded out the group in fourth with a 67.80.

The Bobcats return to action on Mar. 20 when they compete in the USA Wildcat Cheer and Dance Challenge at the New Haven Fieldhouse. The competition is currently scheduled to start at 9 a.m.