April 4, 2014

Quinnipiac Acrobatics & Tumbling Wraps Up Regular Season, Saturday, April 5; Bobcats Face Alderson Broaddus and Fairmont State

Quinnipiac University BOBCATS (3-2) vs.
Alderson Broaddus BATTLERS (2-5) & Fairmont State FIGHTING FALCONS (5-1)
Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.
Rex Pyles Arena – Philippi, W. Va.

Complete Game Notes In PDF 

Finishing Strong
The Quinnipiac acrobatics and tumbling team looks to close out their 2014 regular season on Saturday, April 5.  The Bobcats will face Alderson Broaddus and Fairmont State in their second tri-meet of the season.  Quinnipiac who currently occupies third place in the NCATA will meet the Battlers and Fighting Falcons in Philippi, W.Va. at the Rex Pyles Arena on the Alderson Broaddus campus.  The teams will take the mat at 6 pm.  Alderson Broaddus enters its inaugural season in the NCATA and is currently 2-5 this season.  Fairmont State stands at 5-1, while the Bobcats enter Saturday's match up at 3-2.

About Alderson Broaddus
The Battlers enter Saturday's meet 2-5 in their inaugural season.  Alderson Broaddus opened their season to King University to tally their first win in the NCATA, 263.26-226.49.  The Battlers would fall in their next meet before back-to-back tri-meets against King and Gannon University and Oregon and Hawaii Pacific.  Alderson Broaddus would go 1 – 3 in the two meets.  The Battlers would continue on their season hosting the three-peat NCATA Champions University of Oregon Ducks and the Adrian College in the following weeks, each proving to be in their opponents favor.  Saturday will mark senior night for the Acrobatics and Tumbling team.

All-Time Against the Battlers
This will be the first meeting between these two programs in Alderson Broaddus' inaugural season in the NCATA.

About Fairmont State
The Fighting Falcons enter Saturday's matchup 5-1 in the NCATA after falling for the first time this season against Oregon on March 24. Prior to that meet, Oregon and FSU were the only two teams in the NCATA with undefeated records. Earlier this season, the Falcons picked up a home victory against the Battlers, 272.42-268.67.

All-Time Against the Fighting Falcons
This will be the seventh meeting between these two programs. The Bobcats hosted Fairmont on April 6, 2013, where they came away with a 279.085-275.87 victory over the Fighting Falcons. The Bobcats came away with four out of the six events in the competition.

Last Time On The Mats
The Quinnipiac acrobatics and tumbling team defeated Hawaii Pacific University, 270.96-266.54, on Wednesday evening at Moanalua High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. A close competition throughout the meet, Quinnipiac was able to sweep the Sea Warriors in all six events.  The sweep is the second for the Bobcats in program history, their first sweep coming this season back on Feb. 1.

A Fall from Grace
The Quinnipiac acrobatics & tumbling team finished 10.4 points behind first-place Oregon on Monday evening at the Matthew Knight Arena in front of a crowd of 1,242. The Bobcats' total of 270.18 was also edged by Azusa Pacific's 278.36, as the Cougars finished in second and the Bobcats in third. The Ducks finished with a winning score of 280.57, to earn its second and third win of the season, improving to 3-0 on the year. The Cougars improve to 2-1 while the Bobcats fall to 2-2. 

Besting the Bears
In front of a record crowd of 1,289, less than one-tenth of a point separated Quinnipiac University and Baylor University in the acrobatics & tumbling meet heading into the last heat. Quinnipiac erased its .08 deficit on the final heat, the Team event, and claimed a 279.39-278.83 victory at the TD Bank Sports Center – Quinnipiac's first-ever win over the Bears, Saturday, Feb 23. The Bobcats improved to 2-0 this year and posted season-highs in the Toss and Tumble events.

Kicking off the Season
The Bobcats opened their 2014 season with a victory at home against Gannon University, 79.575-260.895.  Quinnipiac welcomed the Golden Knights for the first time in program history for Gannon University's inaugural season.  The Bobcats were able to sweep all events in the meet for their first time ever in program history against any NCATA program.

Cheering Them On
For the second consecutive meet the Acrobatics and Tumbling team set a record number for fans on Feb. 23, at the TD Bank Sports Center for an attendance of 1,289. The TD Bank Sports Center was rocking back on Saturday Feb. 1.  When the team set a new record for attendance on Lender Court, performing in front of 1,107 fans. 

The Select Six
The six graduating seniors Gina Antonelli, Danielle Burns, Victoria Cribbs, Cera Orner, Trisha Pierce, Ashaa Russell and Gina Yeadon 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 recognize its six seniors prior to competition on Saturday.