Bowlers go 4-1 in Maryland

Feb. 18, 2011

BALTIMORE, Md. — Vanderbilt won four of five matches Friday and is in second place at the Morgan State Invitational heading into tomorrow’s team games.

Maryland-Eastern Shore topped the `Dores in the final game of the day and leads the tournament by just 33 pins over Vanderbilt with Sacred Heart third and Nebraska fourth.

“Overall I thought it was a pretty good day,” said Coach John Williamson. “We made one or two more errors against UMES than they made and against a good opponent, the team making the least mistakes generally wins.”

Williamson thought three bowlers had excellent days.

Brittni Hamilton was really good in our lead-off spot,” he said. “She is the engine that drives our train and we generally go as she goes. We put Kayla Rhoades in the lineup in the second game and once again she was very good. She didn’t miss a makeable spare all day and in the UMES Bakers she had six strikes. I also liked Sarah’s (O’Brien) contribution.”

Vanderbilt defeated North Carolina A & T, Delaware State, North Carolina Central, host Morgan State before losing narrowly the UMES. The lineup rotation was Hamilton, Amanda Halter, O’Brien, Jessica Earnest and Samantha Hesley in the first game with Rhoades inserted in the second game for the duration of the day.

UMES 3,967
Vanderbilt 3,934
Sacred Heart 3,933
Nebraska 3,901

Vanderbilt’s Games (4-Game Baker sets)

VU 790 North Carolina A & T 718
NC 157-146
VU 202-188
NC 198-191
VU 251-175

VU 765 Delaware State 701
VU 184-164
VU 192-160
DS 197-188
VU 201-180

VU 804 North Carolina Central 596
VU 233-171
VU 191-134
VU 192-125
VU 188-166

VU 796 Morgan State 707
VU 194-184
VU 190-176
VU 236-180
VU 176-167

UMES 786 VU 779
MES 219-191
MES 191-173
VU 190-158
VU 225-218