Quinnipiac Acrobatics & Tumbling Falls Short in NCATA Championship to Oregon, 277.35-273.655

HAMDEN, Conn.- The Quinnipiac women's acrobatics and tumbling team was defeated by the University of Oregon Ducks, 277.885- 273.655, in the NCATA National Championship match at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats completed a successful season with a 5-3 overall record and advancing to the NCATA Championship round for the first time in program history.

The Bobcats were able to come away with two events, Pyramid and Team. The Bobcats' won the Team routine, 96.06 to 94.80, handing the Ducks their first loss in the event in program history. Following the event, Quinnipiac head coach Mary Ann Powers noted the performance of Kayla McCormack (Hanson, Mass.) and Taylor Johnson (Foxboro, Mass.) and named the duo the team's MVP for the final competition of the year.

Oregon captured the first two events of the afternoon (Compulsory and Acro). The Ducks posted their first perfect score of the meet in the Compulsory Pyramid heat to jump out to an early 38.45-36.8 lead. 

Quinnipiac would begin to mount a comeback with their first heat win of the day in the 7 Element Acro event, but the Bobcats finished the Acro event trailing Oregon, 66.21-64.32. The Bobcats took the Pyramid events second heat, 9.9 – 9.85, and the third heat of the Acro event, 9.79 – 8.26. 2013 NCATA Rookie of the Year Montara Tomasetti (Waterford, Conn.) pulled the Bobcats back into the event with in both the Acro and Pyramid heats. A flyer, Tomasetti excelled in both events as the Bobcats responded in both cases to lower scores in the previous heat.  

The two teams tied in the last event of the first half, the Pyramid event, 29.65. However, the Ducks held a 95.86 – 93.97 lead heading into the intermission. Coming out of the break, Oregon won the next two events, Toss and Tumble, as Quinnipiac fell short in each heat.  The Team event was where the Bobcats prevailed as they easily gained momentum throughout their routine, outscoring Oregon, 96.06- 94.8, in the final event.  In the event, the enormous win for the Bobcats wasn't enough as Oregon won its third consecutive national championship. 

 

 

 No. 2 Quinnipiac

No. 1 Oregon

Compulsory

Total:     36.8

Total:     38.45

Acro

Total:     27.52

Overall:  64.32

Total:     27.76

Overall:  66.21

Pyramid

Total:     29.65

Overall:  93.97

Total:     29.65

Overall:  95.86

Toss

Total:     27.80

Overall:  121.77

Total:     29.35

Overall:  125.21

Tumble

Total:     55.83

Overall:   177.595 

Total:     57.88

Overall:   183.085

Team

Total:     96.06

Total:     94.80

Total

Total:    273.655

Total:     277.885