Towson, Md. (February 16, 2019) – The No. 19 nationally-ranked Mount St. Mary's women's bowling team currently holds a 6-3 record heading into the final day of the James Brown Invite. The Mount picked up wins over Caldwell and tournament host Morgan State on Saturday.
Freshman Rebecca Dodson led the way for the Mount with a 188.8 traditional average. Freshman Danielle Milo also contributed nicely with a 188.0 traditional average.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 876
#8 Fairleigh Dickinson: 907
The Mount failed to capitalize on an early lead in its loss to #8 nationally-ranked Fairleigh Dickinson. Freshman Tamera Stanton led the way with a 202 and Dodson pitched in with a 198.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 893
In a rematch of last week's third-place match at the Golden Bear Classic, the Mountaineers would defeat the Cougars once again by a final score of 893-815. Milo led the way with a 219 and Dodson contributed with a 203.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 875
The Mountaineers drew the bye in match three, where they put together an 875 set. Freshman Kayla Durbala led the Mount with a 209 effort.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 948
Morgan State: 877
In a match in which both teams started on fire, the Mount ended with a 948-877 victory over tournament host Morgan State. Stanton led the way with a 209 and Freshman Ashley Santos came in big off the bench with a 204.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 842
#6 Maryland Eastern Shore: 1,044
The Mount fell to 2-2 on the day after being unable to keep up with first-place MDES. Scores of 195, 183, and 180 from Dodson, Milo, and Santos helped pace the Mountaineers.
"In traditional format, you are only as strong as your weakest link," said Head Coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "When our weak link is a 168 like it was in match four, we can live with that. The other four matches when your weak link is below 150 every time, that hurts. We were on the substitution carousel all day long, but struggled to find consistency from our bench. Fortunately, our weekend record of 6-3 looks better than our performance. A strong finish tomorrow can put us at 9-3 for the weekend, which is nothing to hang our heads on at this tournament."
Competition will conclude tomorrow with three best-of-seven baker rounds. The Mount will open with a rematch against tournament host Morgan State. The winner will play the loser of Wilmington and Howard. Match play begins at 8:30 a.m and will be streamed live from the team's Facebook page.