Notebook: Northeast Invitational

Commodores coming off tournament win in Las Vegas

by Rod Williamson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt travels to the Philadelphia area this weekend for the Northeast Invitational, a new tournament that features many eastern teams and hosted by Long Island University and Sacred Heart.
The event will be held in the AMF Bristol Pike Lanes in Croydon, Pennsylvania. Here are more details on what to expect in the City of Brotherly Love.

Tournament schedule
Friday: 10:55 a.m., five 5-Game Baker matches
Saturday: 9:25 a.m., five traditional games
Sunday: 8:25 a.m., best 4 of 7 Baker bracket

Competing Teams
Adelphi, Chestnut Hill, Delaware State, Farleigh Dickinson, Howard, Kutztown, Louisiana Tech, Lincoln Memorial, Long Island, Maryville, McKendree, Medaille, Molloy, Monmouth, Morgan State, Mount St. Mary’s, New Jersey City, North Carolina A&T, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (New York), Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Tusculum, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Vanderbilt, Whitewater, Wilmington and Youngstown.

Following the tournament
Vanderbilt will use its YouTube page to livestream its games. Updates will be provided on Vandy bowling’s Twitter page.

Travel squad
Bryanna Leyen, Adel Wahner, Emily Rigney, Maria Bulanova, Samantha Gainor, Angelique Dalesandro, Mabel Cummins and Amelia Kiefer.

Dores have momentum

Vanderbilt (34-15 on the season) is coming off an impressive championship at the Stormin’ Blue & Gold Vegas Classic last weekend. The Commodores went unbeaten (11-0) and counted two victories over No. 1-ranked McKendree and a win in the title match over No. 2 ranked Nebraska among its triumphs.

Wahner was second individually and Gainor was fifth to highlight a balanced attack.