“Now our goal is to finish within the top five and qualify for a nationals bid, which requires an overall score of 160. If we hit our routine and they leave their hearts out on the mat, I don’t see how this won’t happen. This team is different because they want it, and they know they have put in the work to deserve it.”
The judges look for that type of confidence that both Beverly and Danvers show throughout their routines, which only increases their scoring totals.
Beverly has been working since early December for this two-minute performance. The Panthers had a rough outing this past weekend at Regionals, but Roback believes that it will only benefit the girls on Sunday.
“I think that not performing our best at Regionals really put this fact into perspective for the girls, and they don’t want this opportunity to slip away from them,” Roback said. “Cheerleading is a funny sport. You practice for hours upon hours, for months and months, and it all comes down to just two minutes on a mat — literally.”