Bowling Seeks Trophy Finish at Vegas Classic after Climbing to Sixth in Standings

Bowling Seeks Trophy Finish at Vegas Classic after Climbing to Sixth in Standings
Las Vegas, Nev. (January 11, 2020) The Mount St. Mary's women's bowling team climbed to sixth in the tournament standings at the Stormin' Blue & White Vegas, presenting an opportunity for a third place trophy finish in tomorrow's bracket play.
 
In five traditional matches, the Mount went 1-3 against tough competition with a win over #23 nationally ranked Monmouth. Three Mountaineers finished in the top-25 individual standings. Sophomore Rebecca Dodson just missed out on an All-Tournament Team Selection, placing 11th out of 84 competitors with a 1,063 total (212.6 average). Sophomores Danielle Milo (1,034 total, 206.8 average) and Tamera Stanton (1,018 total, 203.6 average) finished 17th and 22nd, respectively.
 
#13 Mount: 921 | #14 Delaware State: 1,045
 
The Mountaineers opened up traditional play with a 1,045-921 loss at the hands of Delaware State. Milo led the way for the Mount with a 207 game.
 
#13 Mount: 1,002 | #5: Vanderbilt: 1,200
 
The Mount picked a bad time to face the 2018 NCAA National champions, as the fifth ranked Vanderbilt Commodores shot the highest set of the entire tournament, winning 1,200-1,002. Milo (246) and Dodson (228) led the effort for Mount.
 
#13 Mount: 1,014 | BYE
 
The Mount rolled a 1,014 during their bye round in match three. Sophomore Ashley Santos (241) and Stanton (227) were the leading scoring catalyst for the Mountaineers.
 
#13 Mount: 997 | #8 Stephen F. Austin: 1,061
 
The Mountaineers fell to the defending champion Lady Jacks by a final score of 1,061-997. Sophomore Barbara Hawes (211) joined Dodson (227) ad Stanton (214) in the scoring pace.
 
#13 Mount: 1,063 | #23 Monmouth: 930
 
For the first time since the opening match, the Mount played an opponent that scored under 1,000. The team would take full advantage in a 1,063-930 win over the Hawks from Monmouth. Santos (225), Dodson (220), Stanton (214) and Milo (214) all eclipsed the 200-mark.
 
"Our record so far this weekend does not reflect our performance," said head coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "Qualifying in the top-half of this field is a serious accomplishment and one our players should be proud of. Unfortunately, many teams threw their highest set of the weekend when competing against us. We could not control their scoring output, however, we could control our own and that is what got us to jump in the tournament standings. We are beyond excited to have the opportunity to compete for a top-three finish tomorrow."
 
Bracket play will commence tomorrow at 8:00 AM PT with three rounds of best-of-seven bracket match play. The Mountaineers will open up with a rematch against Stephen F. Austin. Three wins would put the Mount in third place. Competition will be live streamed on FloBowling.com.