Altoona, Pa. (January 26, 2019) – The 19th-ranked Mount St. Mary's women's bowling team recorded wins over #25 Kutztown, Penn State-Behrend, and Penn State-Altoona on day two of the Red Flash Invitational. The Mountaineers sit in third place heading into the final day of competition, and are one of four teams with a shot at the championship.
Tamera Stanton and Rebecca Dodson placed third and fourth, respectively, in the individual standings to claim All-Tournament Team honors. Stanton rolled four 200-plus games on Saturday, while Dodson finished with three.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 868
#9 Saint Francis U 891
In the opening match of day two, Mount St. Mary's was edged out by ninth-ranked Saint Francis U. Stanton led the way with a 210, which would be her first of four games over 200 on the day. Dodson chipped in with a 183, and Ashley Santos added a 172.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 852
The Mountaineers suffered another defeat, this time at the hands of LIU-Post, which dropped them to 0-2 to start to the day. Danielle Milo (187) and Santos (186) were the team's top scorers in the match.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 960
#25 Kutztown: 881
The Mount got in the win column with its highest set of the day to down 25th-ranked Kutztown. Three Mountaineers – Dodson (214), Stanton (213), and Santos (203) – rolled over 200 to lead the Mount to victory.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 950
Penn State-Behrend: 745
Keeping things rolling, the Mountaineers posted a victory over Penn State-Behrend to even its record at 2-2 on the day. Dodson and Stanton were vital in the win with scores of 221 and 216, respectively, while Danielle Milo added a 175.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 913
Penn State-Altoona: 648
In the final match on Saturday, the Mount cruised to a big win over Penn State-Altoona to round things out at 3-2 on the day and 7-3 overall at the invite. Dodson (218) and Stanton (201) posted 200-plus games once again, and Santos chipped in a 176.
"Our only three losses this weekend have a common theme in missed makeable spares," said Head Coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "Both days we cleaned it up towards the end, which is why the 800s turned into 900s. If we can pick up where we left off in our final three matches, I feel confident in our ability to compete for the championship tomorrow"
The Mount opens the final day of competition tomorrow (Jan. 27) at 8 a.m. against four-seed LIU-Post. Mount Aloysius, Saint Francis U, Mount St. Mary's, and LIU-Post are the four teams with a chance to claim the tournament title.