Posted: Nov 15, 2019
Greensboro, N.C. (Nov. 15, 2019) – The Mount St. Mary's bowling team holds a perfect 5-0 record after day one of competition at the Stallings Invitational at AMF All-Star Lanes in Greensboro, N.C. The day was highlighted by wins over #13 nationally ranked Lincoln Memorial and #19 nationally ranked Alabama-Birmingham. Backed by a total pinfall of 4,924, the Mount stands in fifth place.
Sophomore Rebecca Dodson continued her tear on the lanes, pacing the Mount with a 21.24 baker frame average. All five starters for MSM paced over the 18.00 baker frame average mark, as Dodson was joined by sophomores Tamera Stanton (19.98 baker frame average), Danielle Milo (18.94 baker frame average), Barbara Hawes (18.65) and Ashley Santos (18.12).
#21 Mount: 1044 | #13 Lincoln Memorial: 942
The Mount took down #13 Lincoln Memorial by over 100-pins in their 1044-942 victory. The team never looked back after a 70-pin advantage following a first game of 235.
#21 Mount: 1022 | Tusculum: 781
The second-year Mountaineers took down first-year team Tusculum in a battle between recently added programs. The Mount held the advantage all five games, including 204-147 in game one, 228-158 in game four, and 222-149 in game five.
#21 Mount: 940 | Howard: 841
The Mount took down a familiar foe in the Bison by a final score of 940-841. The team gained 93 of their 99-pin advantage after a 234-141 start in game one.
#21 Mount: 931 | Coppin State: 875
MSM faced their closest match of the day in a 931-875 win over in-state rival Coppin State. Game one and three advantages of 182-159 and 219-187 aided the Mount on a touchy pair.
#21 Mount: 987 | #19 Alabama-Birmingham: 842
The Mountaineers completed their perfect 5-0 outing with a dominating 987-842 victory over #19 UAB. The large margin of victory was also instrumental in jumping the Mountaineers over the Blazers in tournament standings.
"Our mindset all day was to silence distractions and bowl as if we were the only ones in the building," said head coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "It was a different approach to the game than we have took in tournaments past, but I think I speak for the team in feeling it benefited us greatly. We will bring the same mindset tomorrow and live with the results just as we did today."
Competition will resume tomorrow with five traditional matches against Prairie View A&M , Texas Southern, #7 Maryland Eastern-Shore, #8 North Carolina A&T, and #15 Delaware State. Matches will begin at 10:00 AM and can be streamed live off the team's Facebook page.