For No. 51 Lauren Jones: Oregon Acrobatics wins home opener
EUGENE, Ore. -The University of Oregon Ducks Acrobatics and Tumbling Team defeated the Concordia, Wisconsin, Falcons 275.490 to 239.815 in front of the largest crowd to attend an acro meet in Matthew Knight Arena, just over 2,000 fans.
The victory Saturday evening puts the Ducks two for two after defeating Azusa Pacific 281.480 to 275.100 in the season opener.
The evening was an emotional event for the Ducks team. Teammate Lauren Jones died suddenly of meningococcemia last Tuesday.
The Ducks wore warmup jerseys with Jones's number 51 in her honor before the meet began.
The Ducks, led by new Head Coach Chelsea Shaw and Assistant Coach Kelsey Rowell, led in all six categories in the meet: 38.95 to 33.70 in the Compulsory; 29.25 to 26.20 in the Acro; 29.55 to 28.15 in the Pyramid; 28.90 to 23.70 in the Toss; 55.10 to 41.375 in the Tumbling; and 93.74 to 86.69 in the Team Routine.
Former Ducks standout acro and tumbling athlete McKenzie Wilcox was on hand as the new Graduate Assistant Coach for Falcons, helping Head Coach Cristina Ribble.
The Ducks next face the Qunnipiac team away at Hamden, Connecticut, on Sunday March 1.
The Ducks return to Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday, March, 12, to face the Baylor Bears, now coached by former Duck Head Coach Felecia Mulkey.