Bowlers in Fourth Place in Wisconsin

Nov. 10, 2007

FORT ATKINSON, Wi. – Vanderbilt won four of five team games Saturday but slipped into fourth place at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Cheeseland Invitational.

The Commodores lost a close game with No. 3 rated Fairleigh Dickinson after topping Southern, Minnesota State-Mankato, Elmhurst and No. 6 New Jersey City. They are within striking distance of first place Nebraska.

“For the most part, we did a good job picking up our spares,” said Coach John Williamson, “but we never really caught fire and had a breakout run. Karen Grygiel had a very good day, and Amanda Halter was steady most of the time. It was pretty much a blue collar day for us.”

Vanderbilt, 15-4 on the year, lost to FDU in that fifth game by a 953-924 margin and as a team missed four routine spares in the process. In contrast, the Commodores picked up every spare shot except four splits in their win over New Jersey City in the fourth game of the day.

Grygiel sits in second place individually with Josie Earnest seventh, Michelle Peloquin 17th and Halter 18th heading into Sunday’s final competition.

Vanderbilt will meet Arkansas State and have a bye round in team play, then faces Southern and Minnesota State in Baker play to end the tournament.

Top Four Teams:

Nebraska 8,456

FDU 8,413

Arkansas State 8,398

Vanderbilt 8,339

Saturday’s Vanderbilt Results:

Vanderbilt 899 Southern 814

Michelle Peloquin 161

Amanda Halter 193

Karen Grygiel 189

Ellen Morrison 164

Josie Earnest 192

Vanderbilt 964 Minnesota State 853

Peloquin 214

Halter 188

Grygiel 222

Morrison 144

Earnest 199

Vanderbilt 910 Elmhurst 843

Peloquin 163

Halter 187

Grygiel 206

Brittany Garcia 147

Earnest 207

Vanderbilt 949 New Jersey City 876

Peloquin 178

Halter 180

Grygiel 222

Tara Kane 190

Earnest 179

Fairleigh Dickinson 953 Vanderbilt 924

Peloquin 192

Halter/Morrison 158

Grygiel 211

Kane 187

Earnest 176