Baylor Press Release
By: Rachel Caton
EUGENE, Oregon – Facing its toughest test of the season, the No. 1-ranked Baylor acrobatics and tumbling team defeated the No. 2-ranked Oregon Ducks on the road Sunday, 285.150 to 277.355.
Baylor (4-0) used a strong second-half performance to pull away from the Ducks (3-1) and extend its winning streak to 23 consecutive meets. The Bears scored higher than a 9.75 in 11 of 19 total heats in the meet.
The teams split the first two events, but Baylor held a slight 67.65 to 67.30 advantage after compulsory and acro.
At halftime, the Bears were ahead 97.35 to 96.60 thanks to securing 29.70 points out of a possible 30.00 in the pyramid portion.
After taking the toss event, Baylor extended its lead in the tumbling event with a 58.10 to 56.425 event score, which included an impressive 9.95 aerial pass by Hope Bravo and a 9.90 six element pass by Kaylee Adams.
To close things out, the Bears scored a 100.35 in the team event, their highest-scoring performance in the team portion this season.
The 285.150 overall score is Baylor’s highest meet score so far this season. The Bears have won 22 of 24 events this year.
With the win, Baylor has now won 23 consecutive meets dating back to Feb. 22, 2017. The Bears are 45-1 under fifth-year head coach Felecia Mulkey and have taken each of the last six meetings against Oregon.
Next up, the Bears will travel to Kaneohe, Hawaii to square off with the Hawaii Pacific Sharks on Tuesday, March 12 at 11 p.m. CST.
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