Bowlers sixth at Kutztown

Jan. 27, 2012

READING, Pa. – Vanderbilt is sixth in a field of 28 at the fourth annual Kutztown Bowling Invitational but don’t bring that up in front of the humbled Commodore team, which lost five of six head-to-head Baker matches to produce one of its weakest showings in program history.

“It was a miserable, miserable day,” said Coach John Williamson. “What concerned me the most was our attitude. It looked like we didn’t want to be here. There is no sense in talking about consistency because today we had too many people that were unable to repeat a shot. It was miserable.”

The program had not experienced five losses in a single day since the first year of the program when it bowled with non-recruited club team members, although ironically it was at this very tournament two years ago that Vanderbilt had its previous poorest performance.

Vanderbilt used all seven of its available bowlers with five different starting line-up combinations to little avail.

Fairleigh Dickinson leads the tourney with 4,890 pins and a 6-0 mark. Vanderbilt totaled 4,633 pins during the six, four-game Baker sets.

The tournament moves ahead and will play six traditional team games Saturday against squads not faced today. Total pins for the 12 total matches will determine the bracket for Sunday.

Vanderbilt’s Friday Results
FDU 883 VU 859
Sacred Heart 803 VU 782
Maryland-Eastern Shore 797 VU 678
Norfolk State 733 VU 730
VU 784 Stephen F. Austin 730
Valparaiso 890 VU 710