Oct. 22, 2011
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A powerful mixture of youth and experience helped Vanderbilt’s bowling team get off to a perfect start in its season Saturday at the Alabama A & M Tri-Meet.
The Commodores cruised by the host Bulldogs along with Alabama State and NCAA bowling newcomer Alabama-Birmingham while playing all 10 members of their travel party.
“It was a real good performance, especially after the first two games when I thought we were too anxious,” said Coach John Williamson. “We had very few errors after we made a few adjustments. We wanted to be sure everyone on the trip played and we accomplished that goal. Brittni’s strike percentage was very high and I thought Sam (Hesley) was strong in the Bakers.”
Hamilton had games of 247-216-226 from her lead-off spot. Goodman, the former Illinois state champion, had a nifty 223 in her opportunity and Chanin, a New Jersey champion, came in at 200 in Game 3.
The championship lineup was rock solid with Hamilton, Goodman, Kim Carper (who had a 225 against UAB), Earnest and Hesley.
The first NTCA poll is expected to be announced in the next day or two. The Commodores first tournament action comes Nov. 4 at the Fairleigh Dickinson Jamboree.
4-Game Baker Championship Bracket
Vanderbilt 790, UAB 632
Vanderbilt 899, Alabama A & M 792