King falls to Fairmont State in regular season finale

King falls to Fairmont State in regular season finale

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team concluded their regular season schedule with a home meet against Fairmont State University. The Tornado stayed close to the Fighting Falcons through the first four events, but Fairmont State gained separation over the final two events, taking the meet 271.130-257.085.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Fairmont State 271.130, King 257.085
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 3-5, Fairmont State 5-6

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the first event, compulsories, King closed with a season best score of 8.50 in the tumbling heat. King closed the event with a total score of 36.45, but Fairmont State scored 37.05 points to take the slight advantage.
  • The Fighting Falcons extended their lead ever so slightly in acro event scoring 28.60 points while the Tornado posted 28.30 points.
  • King was unable to cut into their deficit prior to halftime as Fairmont State scored 29.45 points in the pyramid event while King posted a score of 29.20.
  • Following halftime the Tornado got going, inching closer to Fairmont State following the toss event when they scored 27.25, outscoring the Fighting Falcons' 27.20 points.
  • In the tumbling event, King posted a season best in the triple pass, scoring 7.70 points.
  • Sonia Stone closed the record-setting tumbling event for the Tornado with a program-best score of 9.775 in the open pass.
  • King finished the tumbling event, scoring a program best 51.525 points.
  • However, the Fighting Falcons scored 53.300 points to extend their lead.
  • In the final event, Fairmont State scored 95.53 points, outscoring King's 84.36 points to take the meet 271.130-257.085.
  • Sunday was also senior day, as the trio of Stephanie Rhea, Kara Christian and Angela Powers competed in the Student Center Complex for the final time. This trio was a part of the inaugural King acrobatics and tumbling team three years ago.