LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 12, 2020) - Mount St. Mary's bowling held their ground among the challenging field on the final day of the Stormin' Blue & White Vegas Classic. After dropping the opening match of bracket play, the team rallied for a spot in the fifth place game.
#13 Mount 1 | #8 Stephen F. Austin 4
Bracket play started off well as the Mountaineers dominated the opening game against the defending NCAA champion Lady Jacks, winning 269-202. But Stephen F. Austin stayed consistent with two more 200 games while the Mount tapered back to a 170 average. That gave the defending champs the momentum to finish off the Mountaineers in five games.
#13 Mount 4 | #15 Maryville 2
Eliminated from trophy finish contention, the Mount set their sights on the highest possible finish of fifth place in a contest with Maryville. The first four games were split between the Mountaineers and Saints, but then the Mount rallied with a 208 and 211 to advance to the fifth place game. The victory was Mount's 40th of the season.
#13 Mount 2 | #16 Tulane 4
In the fifth place match, Mount got off to another hot start with a 236 game to take the opener over the Green Wave. Tulane soon rallied to take the next three games. After the Mountaineers posted a 207 to stay alive, Tulane countered with a 244 to win the contest in six games.
No. 5 Vanderbilt won the inaugural event by rallying from 3-0 down in the championship match against No. 3 Nebraska. The Commodores went 11-0 on the weekend.
Mount St. Mary's returns to the lanes in two weeks (Jan. 24-26) at the Red Flash Invitational in Altoona, Pa.