Quinnipiac University BOBCATS (1-1) vs.
Azusa Pacific University COUGARS (0-2)
Fairmont State University FIGHTING FALCONS (1-1)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – 7:00 pm
Richard and Vivian Felix Center – Azusa, Calif.
The Quinnipiac acrobatics & tumbling team will continue its 2013 season against Azusa Pacific and Fairmont State in their first duo-competition of the year on Wednesday, March 13. The teams will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Richard and Vivian Felix Center in Azusa, Calif. The Bobcats currently stand at 1-1 in the NCATA while Azusa is 0-2 and Fairmont State is 1-1.
About Azusa Pacific
Azusa Pacific has a record of 0-2 for the 2013 season. Their last competition was back on February 26th when the Cougars were edged by the Bears of Baylor University, 266.84-265.75, in Waco, Texas. The Cougars controlled all three of the first-half events, posting its biggest advantage in the Acro event. That accounted for 2.8 points of the 3.8-point halftime margin, with Azusa Pacific scoring 26.50 points to Baylor's 23.7. However, the Cougars were not able to hang on to the lead in the second stanza falling short in the Tumbling and Team events, costing them the win.
All-Time Against the Cougars
Wednesday's match will mark the third matchup between these two programs. Last season, Quinnipiac fell to the Cougars in the NCATA Quarterfinals in Waco, Texas where they were defeated, 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.
Fairmont State and Quinnipiac will meet for the second time this season. The Bobcats defeated the Fighting Falcons, 279.43-274.98, at Joe Retton Arena back on March 2. Fairmont State edged Quinnipiac in Compulsories (37.8-37.3) and Acro (28.8-28.7) to take an early advantage in the meet. Quinnipiac responded in the Pyramid event (29.3-28.8) to cut the FSU lead to just a tenth of a point. The Bobcats ran away with the victory after victories in the Toss (28.4-27.7), Tumbling (55.05-53.5) and Team (100.68-98.38) events to pick up the 279.43-274.98 victory. One area Fairmont State has attempted to improve itself in this season has been tumbling. The Falcons turned in a clean tumbling performance against Baylor which helped make the difference in final outcome. Fairmont welcomes seven newcomers to the squad as they return 20 student-athletes.
All-Time Against the Fighting Falcons
This will be the second 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.
Last Time On the Mats
The Bobcats fell on the road to Baylor University on March 10th, 262.475-258.65. Despite the loss, Quinnipiac collected two out of the six events in the meeting, Toss and Team. Baylor was able to gain control of the first half sweeping the Bobcats in all three events, Compulsory, Acro and Pyramid. Quinnipiac returned to the mats after the break with more focus as they captured their first event of the evening, Toss, 26.1-25.85. Despite the teams efforts Quinnipiac fell in the Tumbling exercise 54.775-52.0, as their competitor conquered all heats. The Bobcats would go on to win the Team event 91.35-89.15 however it was not enough as the Bears secured a 262.4575-258.65 win for their second victory of the season.
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 teams 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 feat the Bobcats have yet to mark in their past seasons when they only scored in the eights.
Contact: Bethany Buckholz; email@example.com