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Photos: Acrobatics and tumbling — Ducks edge out Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac in first tri-meet of the season



The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team hosted their second meet of the season Monday night as they took on the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Azusa Pacific Cougars in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks are coming off a 280.20-274.38 win over the Baylor Bears. The Ducks (3-0) got off to a slow start to the meet. Plus, strong performances by both Azusa Pacific (1-1) and Quinnipiac (2-1) led to tense competition. In the end, the Ducks came away with the victory, winning with a final score of 280.570 to Azusa Pacific’s score of 278.450 and Quinnipiac’s score of 270.180. Oregon is currently on a 22-meet win streak dating back to March 24, 2011 where it lost to No. 1 ranked Maryland. This is the first of two tri-meets for the Ducks.

Next, they take on Alderson-Broaddus and Hawaii Pacific Sunday, March 16 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.

The Ducks close out the meet by completing their team routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Ducks close out the meet by completing their team routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team thanks the Pit Crew for their support after getting the win. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team thanks the Pit Crew for their support after getting the win. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore base Sydnee Walton (44) hugs her teammate after finishing their tumbling heat together. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore base Sydnee Walton (44) hugs her teammate after finishing their tumbling heat together. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon junior top Brandy Duren (12) holds position at the top of Oregon's last pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon junior top Brandy Duren (12) holds position at the top of Oregon’s last pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey talks to her team as they wait to hear the final results. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey talks to her team as they wait to hear the final results. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Cougars top falls into the arms of her teammates during the tossing heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Cougars top falls into the arms of her teammates during the tossing heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon base Zakia Houston (46) and top Chandler White (9) perform a hand-in-hand lift during the acro event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon base Zakia Houston (46) and top Chandler White (9) perform a hand-in-hand lift during the acro event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Cougars celebrate after top Jessica Laughton (4) completed a perfect tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Cougars celebrate after top Jessica Laughton (4) completed a perfect tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Quinnipiac pyramid team holds up their top at Matthew Knight Arena.The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Quinnipiac pyramid team holds up their top at Matthew Knight Arena.The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Azusa Pacific base Nicole Shook (40) rotates during a backflip to end her tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Azusa Pacific base Nicole Shook (40) rotates during a backflip to end her tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Cougar sophomore base Jamie Montgomery (43) completes her tumbling pass during Azusa's tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Cougar sophomore base Jamie Montgomery (43) completes her tumbling pass during Azusa’s tumbling heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Urban Dance Factory members perform on the mats during breaks for the judges scoring. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Urban Dance Factory members perform on the mats during breaks for the judges scoring. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Ducks watch the opening video before making their way out onto the mat before the start of the meet. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Ducks watch the opening video before making their way out onto the mat before the start of the meet. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Quinnipiac team holds up their top during the last stage of the pyramid heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Quinnipiac team holds up their top during the last stage of the pyramid heat. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Oregon Acrobatic and Tumbling team dances during their final team routine of the night. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

The Oregon acrobatic and tumbling team dances during their final team routine of the night. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon freshman top Rachael Block (6) gets a hug from head coach Felecia Mulkey during a scoring break. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon freshman top Rachael Block (6) gets a hug from head coach Felecia Mulkey during a scoring break. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)

Oregon top Rachael Block (6) smiles at her teammates as she stands tall during the pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon top Rachael Block (6) smiles at her teammates as she stands tall during the pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Ducks watch as the team completes the toss event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

The Ducks watch as the team completes the toss event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon base Nicole Erlichman (33) spots her landing as she completes the tumbling event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Oregon base Nicole Erlichman (33) spots her landing as she completes the tumbling event. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Azusa flyer Claire Dresselhaus (2) holds her pose during the pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)

Azusa flyer Claire Dresselhaus (2) holds her pose during the pyramid routine. The Ducks host Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, March 10. (Michael Shaw/Emerald)


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