Nov. 17, 2007
Millsboro, DE—Vanderbilt’s No. 1 rated bowling team blistered the lanes Saturday to jump out to a commanding lead at the Hawk Classic after one day.
The Commodores put away six opponents, including No. 3 rated Fairleigh Dickinson, with some of its best bowling of the year.
“It was a great day all-around,” said Coach John Williamson. “Every game three or four people were rolling it well, and Karen Grygiel was lights out all day. We had five of the top seven team scores for the entire day, and while individual standings were not issued, I’d be shocked if we aren’t dominating the individual board.”
Grygiel, a junior bowling relatively near her Brick, N.J., home, averaged a torrid 230 with three games over 250. Sophomore anchor Josie Earnest recovered from a moderately slow start to average 205 for the day, including a 245 that is her high game of the young season.
Williamson was particularly pleased with the strong showing of freshman Ellen Morrison, who recently switched to a 15-pound ball and responded with three games of 200 or better.
Vanderbilt won the day’s first game with a 1,088 score, its best of the year.
“The scores in general were not that high for the rest of the field,” Williamson said. “We started red hot, then the shot changed a bit, but we responded very well with the right adjustments.
The Commodores, 23-5, carry a 438 pin lead into Sunday’s five Baker games that include rated foes New Jersey City and host Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Top 3 Teams:
Today’s Results vs. Opposing Teams:
Vanderbilt 1,088 Kutztown State 724
Michelle Peloquin 258
Ellen Morrison 205
Karen Grygiel 257
Tara Kane 198
Josie Earnest 170
Vanderbilt 912 St. Peters 864
Vanderbilt 980 FDU 956
Vanderbilt 1,028 Norfolk State 765
Vanderbilt 985 Winston-Salem State 629
Vanderbilt 1,059 Delta State 986