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Oregon acrobatics and tumbling takes first home meet in win against Hawaii Pacific

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Coming off of its season-opening win against Concordia, Oregon acrobatics and tumbling kicked off their first home meet with a victory against Hawaii Pacific. The day ended 267.595-280.100 favoring the Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night.

The Ducks won the compulsory event in rocky fashion and recorded a score of 38.45, while 38.30 was put up by Hawaii Pacific. The Ducks swept the first two rounds, winning each heat.

“We definitely started off rough in the compulsory event, but we talked about leaving that in compulsory’s, and turning it around going in to the next part of the meet,” head coach Keenyn Won said. “I think the girls had a ton of energy tonight. We got to execute all the things we wanted to execute, and we worked on a lot of changes from our meet on Monday.”

In the second event, the Ducks kept with trend of sweeping heats, and went on to extend their lead to a flat 68, as the Sharks trailed with a total of 66.85

Before going into halftime, Oregon took the pyramid event with a nearly perfect score of 29.50. The Sharks attempted a comeback but finished the pyramid event with a score of 28.40. The Ducks put together a first half total of 97.50, and the Sharks followed with a score of 95.25.

“I definitely felt like we were on the same page,” Katie Bachman said. “We felt really connected, and we had a really good spirit out there. We weren’t perfect tonight, but we definitely can build on this.”

After hitting their stride early in the first half, the Ducks kept that same pace straight away to begin the second half.

The Ducks swept heats yet again in the toss event, the final score being 29.10-27.50. This advanced team meet totals to 122.75- 126.60 favoring Oregon.

Oregon saw its first slip up in the tumbling event, where in heat one of duo’s, freshman Caitlynn Emick slipped off of the end of the mat after her last rotation. It was not long before the Ducks regained balance in heat two, putting together a nearly perfect trio score. Oregon did just the same in its quad heat of tumbling.

The Sharks took its first heat in the first heat of the tumbling event, with a score of 8.95 over Oregon’s 8.80. Besides first heat, the Ducks took all other heats in the tumbling event.

The team event was by far the most energized performance of the night. The Sharks of Hawaii Pacific and Oregon finished with the score, 97.20-90.77 in the Ducks’ favor.

The final meet total left the Ducks towering the Sharks 280.100-267.595. This marks the second win of the Ducks’ 2018 season, and the team is still looking forward to all of the competitors they have yet to face.

“We want to take every competitor,” Won said. “We told ourselves we are going to continue to increase our scores every single meet. That is our goal. …We have two hard weeks ahead of us before we see Baylor.”

With nothing but preparation time, the Ducks now begin training for the team’s next meet in against Baylor in Waco, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. PT.

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Photos: Acrobatics and Tumbling — Ducks edge out Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac in first tri-meet of the season

The Ducks got off to a slow start to the meet, close scores and a strong performances by both Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac lead to a tense meet, but in the end the Ducks came away with the victory, winning with a final score of 280.570 to Azusa Pacific’s score of 278.450 and Quinnipiac’s score of 270.180. The Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team host their second meet of the season Monday night as they take on Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Azusa Pacific Cougars in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks are coming off a 280.20-274.38 win over the Baylor Bears. The Ducks are currently on a 22-meet win streak dating back to the Mar. 24 2011 where they lost to No.1 ranked Maryland. This is the first of two tri-meets for the Ducks, the next comes as they take on Alderson-Broaddus & Hawai’i Pacific Sunday, March 16 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.

The Ducks close out the meet by completing their team routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Ducks close out the meet by completing their team routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team thanks the Pit Crew for their support after getting the win. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team thanks the Pit Crew for their support after getting the win. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore base Sydnee Walton (44) hugs her teammate after finishing their tumbling heat together. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore base Sydnee Walton (44) hugs her teammate after finishing their tumbling heat together. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon junior top Brandy Duren (12) holds position at the top of Oregon's last pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon junior top Brandy Duren (12) holds position at the top of Oregon’s last pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon senior base Zakia Houston (46) holds an

Oregon senior base Zakia Houston (46) holds an “O” up for the crowd as she runs out of the tunnel with the rest of her team to start the meet. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Cougars top falls into the arms of her teammates during the tossing heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Cougars top falls into the arms of her teammates during the tossing heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon base Zakia Houston (46) and top Chandler White (9) perform a hand-in-hand lift during the acro event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon base Zakia Houston (46) and top Chandler White (9) perform a hand-in-hand lift during the acro event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Cougars celebrate after top Jessica Laughton (4) completed a perfect tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Cougars celebrate after top Jessica Laughton (4) completed a perfect tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey talks to her team as they wait to hear the final results. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey talks to her team as they wait to hear the final results. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Quinnipiac pyramid team holds up their top at Matthew Knight Arena.The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Quinnipiac pyramid team holds up their top at Matthew Knight Arena.The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Azusa Pacific base Nicole Shook (40) rotates during a backflip to end her tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Azusa Pacific base Nicole Shook (40) rotates during a backflip to end her tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The three teams watch as the Cougars perform their toss routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The three teams watch as the Cougars perform their toss routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Cougar sophomore base Jamie Montgomery (43) completes her tumbling pass during Azusa's tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Cougar sophomore base Jamie Montgomery (43) completes her tumbling pass during Azusa’s tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Urban Dance Factory members perform on the mats during breaks for the judges scoring. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Urban Dance Factory members perform on the mats during breaks for the judges scoring. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Ducks watch the opening video before making their way out onto the mat before the start of the meet. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Ducks watch the opening video before making their way out onto the mat before the start of the meet. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Quinnipiac team holds up their top during the last stage of the pyramid heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Quinnipiac team holds up their top during the last stage of the pyramid heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Oregon Acrobatic and Tumbling team dances during their final team routine of the night. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Oregon Acrobatic and Tumbling team dances during their final team routine of the night. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon freshman top Rachael Block (6) gets a hug from head coach Felecia Mulkey during a scoring break. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon freshman top Rachael Block (6) gets a hug from head coach Felecia Mulkey during a scoring break. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon top Rachael Block (6) smiles at her teammates as she stands tall during the pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon top Rachael Block (6) smiles at her teammates as she stands tall during the pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Ducks watch as the team completes the toss event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Ducks watch as the team completes the toss event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon base Nicole Erlichman (33) spots her landing as she completes the tumbling event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon base Nicole Erlichman (33) spots her landing as she completes the tumbling event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Azusa flyer Claire Dresselhaus (2) holds her pose during the pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Azusa flyer Claire Dresselhaus (2) holds her pose during the pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Photos: UO Acrobatics and Tumbling

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The Oregon Ducks acrobatics and tumbling team continued their perfect record on the season with a 284.130-265.710 victory over the Fairmount State Falcons on Saturday afternoon.

The contest, held at Matthew Knight Arena, was dominated by the Ducks in both the first half and the second half, as Oregon used a nearly five-point margin in Acro to ensure they would not be upset by the visitors. Capping the meet with the Team Routine, the Ducks recorded a score of 284.130 to finish 14.27 points behind their start value score of 299.400. Fairmount State missed their start value score (294.220) by 28.51 points.

The Ducks will take the next week off before returning to action on March 25 against Quinnipiac at 6 pm. The meet will be held in Hamden, Connecticut.

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Ducks Open Season With Win Over Baylor

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The two-time defending national champion University of Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team (2-0) is opening up the 2013 season in similar fashion, beating the Baylor Bears 266.775-249.265 Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon was dominant in nearly every facet of the meet, including sweeps in in the Compulsory, Acro and Pyramid rounds. The Ducks had a 37.45-36.06 advantage in the Compulsory Round, a 27.95-25.25 advantage in the Acro Round and a 28.75-27.40 in the Pyramid Round. The Ducks took a 94.15-88.70 lead into the locker room at halftime.

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The team came out firing, and the home crowd at Matt Knight came ready. Oregon’s Pit Crew student section was quite animated as well, making clever chants about a player who was dropped in practice to get into Baylor’s head. The Ducks came out with a passion, and it showed out on the mats.

“Everybody builds on everybody else’s energy,” said sophomore Nicole Erlichman to GoDucks. “We all try to build each other off. When we come off the floor with smiles and energy then the next group will feel that.”

Baylor had its strongest showing in the Tumbling Round, winning two of the heats in the trio pass and open pass, but strong performances by the Ducks in the duo pass and quad pass gave the round to Oregon 54.08-52.53.

The Ducks are continuing to build from their opening win to Azusa Pacific where the Ducks won 276.790-272.240 to kick off the season.

“Our first meet was against Azusa Pacific, and during that meet we had a lot of acrobatic wobbles and set backs that we have been working on since then,” said head coach Felecia Mulkey to GoDucks. “Today we came in with a lot of focus on coming out strong and giving up no points in tumbling.”

The Ducks have two weeks before taking on Fairmont State University at home on March 16th. The meet will open at 2:00 pm and EDN will be there to bring you full coverage.

“We’re excited to get back to work and improve and focus on the next meet. We will get to a point towards the end of the year when we are just focusing on timing. That is my favorite part of coaching, seeing the advancements,” added Mulkey.

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Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling scores big in 2nd season meet

The Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team scored 266.775 out of 300 total points in Saturday’s dual meet with the Baylor team (who scored 249.265) at Matt Knight Arena.