Mar 04, 2018
Thursday evening, your West Virginia Wesleyan bobcats took on the Adrian College bulldogs for their second home meet of the season. The bobcats left the night increasing their record to 3-1 with an overall score of 244.72 to Adrian's 216.14.
With a shaky start in the compulsory acro heat, the bobcats came back to capture the compulsory event with a compulsory event score of 30.50.
Moving on to the acro event, Wesleyan's 5 element acro heat, comprised of freshmen Raven Grant, Tiara Stokes, and Nicole Johnson, delivered an impressive series receiving a 9.60 - a season high for the bobcats. The acro event concluded with Wesleyan scoring an overall event score of 26.35.
The pyramid event also began with a strong first heat when Tiara Stokes, MaKayla Cochran, Lindsey Poling, Tynan Temple, and Jimmesha Brothers took the floor. Scoring another 9.60 for the night, the bobcats also earned another season high mark. In response to the 9.60 pyramid mark, Stokes mentioned "we all knew that we had the ability to reach it, and I'm glad that we now have a new standard to exceed."
The bobcats continued on in the pyramid event scoring an 8.80 in the synchronized pyramid heat, and an 8.90 in the final pyramid heat of the evening.
In the second half, athletes Tiara Stokes, Madison Cunningham, Mallory Cadell, Alyssa Perry, and Lisa Karickhoff began the event for the bobcats receiving a 8.95 in the first toss heat. The synchronized toss heat followed with Wesleyan receiving an 8.60, and then an 8.80 in the open toss heat.
The bobcats swept the tumbling event starting off with a powerful duo tumbling pass with Madison Cunningham and Nicole Johnson. Receiving a score of 8.50, Wesleyan continued confidently through the remaining five tumbling heats and posted an event score of 48.550.
In the final event of the night, the bobcats solidified their victory with a clean team event earning them an 85.72.
Stokes added "I enjoyed team's energy and support when it came to cheering each other on before, during, and after each event."
Head Coach Courtney Pate stated "Our season is well underway here after four meets, and I am so proud of the work our athletes continue to put in. Thank you to all who came to support us at home!"
The Bobcats will travel to Alderson Broaddus University and take on both Alderson Broaddus and Glenville State University on March 17th.