Tornado fall to Quinnipiac in home-opener

Tornado fall to Quinnipiac in home-opener

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team hosted Quinnipiac University in their first home meet of the season on Saturday evening. The Tornado nearly set a program best for total score for their third straight meet, but the Bobcats came away with a 277.370-268.195 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Quinnipiac 277.370, King 268.195
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-3, 0-3 ECAC; Quinnipiac 2-2, 2-0 ECAC

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Bobcats held the advantage in the first three events, starting with a score of 37.85 in the compulsories, outscoring King's 37.35.
  • In the acro heat, Tosha Banks, Cassidy Davis, Maya Fuller, Courtney Poister Landers, Kate Rivera, Emily Powers, Maya Hines Deanna Coleman and Courtney Harris of King matched a program best score of 9.45.
  • In the acro event, King posted a score 28.95, narrowly outscored by Quinnipiac's score of 29.05.
  • The Tornado had a memorable pyramid event, scoring 29.15 in the event.
  • In the final heat, Stone, Cassidy Davis, Banks, Poister Landers, Powers, Coleman and Hines posted a perfect score of 10.00.
  • However, Quinnipiac scored 29.50 in the pyramid event, taking a 96.40-95.45 lead at halftime.
  • The Bobcats extended their lead in the first event of the second half, scoring 29.50 in the toss event while King scored 27.95.
  • In the tumbling event, Sonia Stone set a program best for King with a six element pass score of 9.625.
  • The Tornado scored 53.025 in the event, but were outscored by the Bobcats' score of 55.300.
  • King scored 91.77 in the team event, the third highest score in program history.
  • Nevertheless, Quinnipiac scored 96.17 to take the meet 277.370-268.195.

UP NEXT

  • King returns to the mat in the Student Center Complex on March 29 when they host the University of Oregon at 7:00 p.m.
  • Quinnipiac hosts Glenville State College on Saturday.