Bowlers second in Maryland

Feb. 17, 2012

BALTIMORE, Md. — Vanderbilt went 5-0 and sits in second place after the first day of bowling at the Morgan State Invitational.

The Commodores finished behind Fairleigh Dickinson but ahead of a tightly grouped field that had Nebraska and Central Missouri nipping at their heels in team standings.

“We were pretty consistent today,” said Coach John Williamson. “We didn’t execute first shots too well until the last game but we perked up against Delaware State. Otherwise it felt as though we were on auto-pilot much of the time. We didn’t have any great games, although the last one was better but we also didn’t have any clunkers. We haven’t gone 5-0 too many times this season.”

Williamson was especially happy with his two freshmen, Natalie Goodman and Rebeca Reguero.

“I thought they were very good today,” he said. “It was good to get to use two lefties for an extended time; they saw the pattern, scored well. It was nice to see their development.”

While the Commodores managed to avoid “zoning out” as Williamson refers to weak performances against upset-minded foes, they were pushed hard in the second game of the afternoon by North Carolina Central before winning by 25 pins. Interestingly, North Carolina Central’s next best game during the afternoon was about 100 pins less than their effort against the `Dores.

“We had to make five shots in the fourth game to beat them and I was proud of us for hanging in there and winning,” Williamson said. “All wins are important in getting in position for Sunday.”

Vanderbilt will face No. 2 rated Sacred Heart to open play Saturday in traditional team game action.

Leader Board
Fairleigh Dickinson 4,217
Vanderbilt 3,957
Nebraska 3,943
Central Missouri 3,935
Delaware State 3,876

VU 775 Virginia State 587
individual game scores not available, will posted later

VU 766 North Carolina Central 741
individual game scores not available, will be posted later

VU 783 Florida A&M 642
VU 211-184
VU 201-166
VU 195-135
VU 176-157

VU 755 Cheyney State 648
VU 181-145
VU 179-140
CS 187-184
VU 211-146

VU 868 Delaware State 779
VU 224-202
VU 232-178
VU 215-180
DS 219-197