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.
TEAM LEADER BOARD
Sacred Heart 3,933
Vanderbilt’s Games (4-Game Baker sets)
VU 790 North Carolina A & T 718
VU 765 Delaware State 701
VU 804 North Carolina Central 596
VU 796 Morgan State 707
UMES 786 VU 779