By Hannah Blair, NCATA Communications
Photos courtesy of Baylor and Glenville State Athletics
No. 5 Gannon 270.440, No. 10 King 259.865 | RESULTS
No. 5-ranked Gannon won all six events to pick up the win against No. 10 King on Saturday evening. As a result, Gannon improved its record to 3-0 on the year, meanwhile King University fell to 3-1.
Gannon took the lead from the start of the meet in the compulsory event, recording a 9.80 in the pyramid heat and a 9.85 in the toss heat. The Golden Knights also took the acro event by scoring an event-high of 9.80 in the six-element heat. Gannon finished the first half by winning pyramid event, recording two scores of 9.70 in the inversion and open heats to anchor the event. The Golden Knights were also victorious in the toss event to begin the second half, scoring over a 9.0 in all three heats. Gannon pushed ahead of King by another full point in the tumbling event, recording an event high of 9.675 in the aerial solo pass. The Golden Knights also dominated team event (93.29-88.34) to close out the win.
King had a strong performance in the toss heat of the compulsory event, scoring a 9.85 to begin the meet. Later in the first half, the Tornado scored over a 9.0 in all three heats of the acro event, before recording a 9.65 in the open heat of the pyramid event. King also outscored Gannon in the toss event, recording a 9.30 in the open heat. The Tornado also won the open pass of the tumbling event with a score of 9.750.
No. 1 Baylor 285.150, No. 2 Oregon 277.355 | RESULTS
In the first showdown of the season, No. 1 Baylor won five events to pick up the win against No. 2 Oregon on Sunday evening at Matthew Knight Arena.
Baylor improves its record to 4-0. Oregon falls to 3-1.
Baylor started off strong in the compulsory event, recording a near-perfect score of 9.95 in the toss heat. The Bears also won the pyramid event by scoring a 9.85 or higher in all three heats. Baylor added to its lead in the toss event, scoring a 9.90 in the open heat and winning all three heats to push ahead of Oregon by a full point at the half. The Bears showed their strength in the tumbling event, recording a high of 9.950 in the aerial pass and winning the event 58.100-56.425. Baylor sealed the win with an impressive performance in team event, making the final score 285.150-277.355.
Oregon kicked off the meet with high scores in the compulsory event, scoring a 9.80 in the pyramid heat and a 9.90 in the toss heat. Oregon also demonstrated its strength in acro event, recording two scores of 9.85 in the five-element and six-element heats. OU topped Baylor in the acro event by a score of 29.25-28.90. The Ducks also turned in a strong performance in the pyramid event, scoring a 9.90 in the inverted heat and a 9.85 in the open heat. Following halftime in the toss event, Oregon recorded a high of 9.80 in the open heat of the toss event. In the final event of the day before team event, the Ducks scored a season-high in the tumbling event, recording consecutive scores of 9.750 in the six-element and open tumbling passes.
Glenville State 254.850, West Liberty 233.585 | RESULTS
Glenville State won all six events to pick up a Mountain East Conference win over West Liberty on Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Glenville State improves its record to 3-0 on the year. West Liberty falls to 2-3.
Glenville State started off strong in the compulsory event, recording an event-high of 9.75 in the toss heat and winning the event by over four points. The Pioneers added to the lead by winning the acro event and recorded a score of 9.0 or higher in all three heats. Glenville State also took the pyramid event, anchored by a score of 9.75 in the open heat. The Pioneers added to their lead early in the second half by beating the Hilltoppers by over two points in the toss event, scoring a high of 9.35 in the open heat. Glenville State was also dominant in the tumbling event, winning by over four points and recording a 9.525 in the aerial pass. The Pioneers wrapped up the meet by scoring an 86.55 in the team event to take the victory.
West Liberty topped Glenville State in the six-element heat of the acro event, recording a score of 9.15. The Hilltoppers also outscored the Pioneers in the inversion heat of the pyramid event, scoring a 9.60.