WACO, Texas. – The No. 4-seeded Quinnipiac acrobatics & tumbling team's comeback fell short on Thursday afternoon on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, as the No. 5-seeded Cougars of Azusa Pacific defeated the Bobcats, 275.37 – 273.205.
Quinnipiac won two of the six events on the afternoon, and tied Azusa in the meet's first event, but nearly a seven point discrepancy in the toss event proved to be the difference. The Bobcats and Cougars each recorded a 38.3 in the opening compuslories event, however Azusa took a slight lead with a win in the following acro event, 29.14 – 27.3.
The Bobcats pulled within 1.60 points after winning its first event of the afternoon, the pyramid, with a winning total of 29.50 – 29.30.
After leading at halftime, 96.74 – 95.1, Azusa pulled out the victory in the opening event of the second half, the toss, with a winning total of 28.40 – 21.75. The Bobcats were then edged in the tumbling event by just over two points with a score of 55.0 – 52.98.
In the final event of the evening, the team routine, Quinnipiac turned in the highest score with a total of 97.38, compared to Azusa's 95.23, closing the gap to just 2.165 to conclude the meet.
While Quinnipiac as a team ends its hopes of a 2012 NCATA National Championship, it will participate in the Event National Championships on Saturday, April 28.
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