Acrobatics and Tumbling Hosts Fairmont State for Senior Day on Saturday

Quinnipiac University BOBCATS (3-2) vs.
Fairmont State University FIGHTING FALCONS (1-4)
Saturday, April 6, 2013 – 1:00 pm
TD Bank Sports Center – Hamden, Conn.

Complete Game Notes In PDF  

The Last Hurrah
The Bobcats will compete in their final regular season competition on Saturday, April 6, when they will take on the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons. The competition will begin at 1 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. This will be the third matchup between these two programs this year. Saturday also marks senior day for three of the team's graduating seniors. A brief ceremony will take place prior to the competition.

A Senior Affair
Seniors Erin Reed, Chivon Forrester and Christina Lasto will be honored for their dedication and commitment to the Quinnipiac Acrobatics and tumbling program. Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald and head coach Mary Ann Powers will honor its three seniors prior to competition on Saturday.

About FSU
Fairmont State currently stands at 1-4 overall in the NCATA this year. The Fighting Falcons fell to Oregon on Sunday, March 17, 284.130-265.710. The loss was their fourth of the season as the Ducks swept them in all events. 

This Season Against the Fighting Falcons
This will be the third meeting between these two programs this year. The Bobcats traveled to Fairmont on March 2, where they came away with a 279.33-274.43 victory over the Fighting Falcons in their season opener. Fairmont also met the Bobcats on the road when each team competed in a tri-meet against Azusa Pacific.  Quinnipiac was the one to prevail posting a score of 266.99 compared to Fairmont's 260.695. The Bobcats stand at 2-0 this year against Fairmont State. 

Last Time On the Mats
The Quinnipiac Acrobatics and Tumbling team fell to the University of Oregon, 273.475-260.215, on Monday, March 25.  The Bobcats only came away with one event in the outing as the Ducks controlled five out of six of the events.

Fine Nines
In the contest against Fairmont University (3/2), Quinnipiac held the advantage in four out of the six events of the evening.  The Acro event against the Fighting Falcon's showed the team's growth as they recorded their best overall performance in the event's heat when freshman Montara Tomasetti (9.8), senior Christina Lasto  (9.5) and junior Trisha Pierce (9.4), all recorded in the mid-to-high-nines for the event. This was a first for the program. 

Against the Ducks
The Quinnipiac Acrobatics and Tumbling team fell to the University of Oregon Ducks, 273.475-260.215, on Monday, March 25. 

 
 

Oregon

Quinnipiac

Compulsory

37.6

33.65

Acro

27.85 (65.45)

25.78 (59.43)

Pyramid

28.95 (94.4)

29.2 (88.63)

Toss

28.15 (122.55)

27.6 (116.23)

Tumbling

55.93 (178.48)

53.93 (170.6)

Team

95.0 (273.475)

90.019 (260.215)

Total

273.475

260.215

  

NCATA Collegiate Membership
Quinnipiac begins its third full season as a member of the NCATA. In addition to Quinnipiac the league consists of six additional schools, including Azusa Pacific, Baylor, Fairmont State, University of Maryland, and University of Oregon.

About Acrobatics & Tumbling
The acrobatics & tumbling format revolves around a two-to-four team competitive meet. Within one meet are six events: Compulsories, Acrobatics, Pyramids, Tosses, Tumbling, and Team Event. Everything is competed in a head to head format, alternating from one team to the next. Scores will be displayed in real-time in order to inform both the teams and spectators as to which side is ahead.  All skills have a pre-determined difficulty value and are scored solely on execution during the meet.

 

Season Schedule
For the first time in program history, Quinnipiac will host the NCATA National Championships at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. April 25-27.

Contact:Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu