Bobcat A&T team drops home meet to MEC front-runner Fairmont State Falcons

26 Joniah Howell Senior Top/Base WVWC A&T. PHOTO COURTESY OF WVWC ATHLETICS

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan (2-2) acrobatics & tumbling team (2-2) fell to Fairmont State (5-1) by a score of 263.340-251.000 at the Rockefeller Center on this past Thursday, March 17. 

The Falcons claimed the compulsory event by a score of 37.85-33.50. The Bobcats took the 5-element and the 6-element acro heats. Kayla Gandy, Emily Dengel, and Tiara Strokes recorded an impressive score od 9.65 in the 5-element event, while Gandy, Joniah Howell, and Stokes also earned a score of 9.65 in the 6-element. Fairmont State edged WVWC 28.15-27.70 in the Acro event.

The Bobcats synchronized pyramid team posted a score of 9.80 to take the second heat in the pyramid event. The open pyramid team followed this up by winning the third heat by a narrow margin, 9.75-9.65. The visitors held a 94.90-87.65 lead at the conclusion of the first half of the meet. 

Facing a sizable deficit, the Wesleyan A&T team responded in a big way by taking the win in the Toss event by a score of 28.70-27.45. The Bobcats won the 450 Salto by a score of 9.40-9.15, as well as the synchronized heat by a score of 8.95-8.45.

In the tumbling event, the duo pass team of Gandy and Alejandra Ditchen won the event after scoring a 8.00. The freshman tumbler performed a beautiful aerial pass that registered a 9.20. Fairmont State won the tumbling event 52.100-48.550.

Fairmont State took the win in the team event, with a score of 91.79, while the Bobcats came up short of the MEC’s benchmark team this season, recording a final team event score of 87.55. Overall, the Fighting Falcons won the meet by a final score of 265.340-251.000.

The WVWC A&T is scheduled to hit the road, traveling to compete in meet on March 26 at Frostburg State.

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