Danielle Milo Earns All-Tournament Honors As Bowling Improves To 27-4 After VUU Invite

Danielle Milo Earns All-Tournament Honors As Bowling Improves To 27-4 After VUU Invite

Glen Allen, Virginia (November 4, 2018) Danielle Milo earned All-Tournament Team honors as Mount bowling improved to 27-4 on the year after the Virginia Union Invite. The Mountaineers posted 10-2 record and finished fourth after day three of the VUU invite on Sunday. Milo led the team Saturday with a 192.0 traditional average, and she became the fourth Mountaineer to receive all-tournament team honors in three different tournament weekends.

In round one on Sunday, Mount St. Mary's lost to #12 Sacred Heart 4-2 in a best-of-seven match. In round two, the Mount put together its best games of the day to beat St. Francis Brooklyn 4-1. After the win over the Terriers, that placed the Mountaineers against #12 Sacred Heart again. The second match against the Pioneers saw Mount St. Mary's take them the distance, but were edged by SHU in game seven by a narrow 15-pins margin in an intense match that came down to the last frame.

Bracket Play – Baker Match Best-of-seven
#12 Sacred Heart: 4 (184-154-182-180-211-198)
Mount St. Mary's: 2 (128-189-167-182-186-174)

In the Mount's first-round matchup, the one-seeded #12 Sacred Heart Pioneers topped Mount St. Mary's 4-2 in six baker matches. This marked just the second time the Mountaineers lost to a nationally ranked team so far this season.

Bracket Play – Baker Match Best-of-seven
Mount St. Mary's: 4 (222-189-217-180-243)
St. Francis Brooklyn: 1 (187-162-190-191-155)

In the second round of bracket play, The Mountaineers defeated St. Francis Brooklyn 4-1 behind games of 222-187, 189-162, 217-190, and 243-155.

Bracket Play – Baker Match Best-of-seven
#12 Sacred Heart: 4 (182-187-164-200-150-235-204)
Mount St. Mary's: 3 (197-167-168-162-163-192-189)

In a repeat battle against #12 Sacred Heart in the third round, the Pioneers squeaked past the Mountaineers 4-3 by 15 pins in a thrilling deciding game seven. With the loss, Mount St. Mary's still owns a 5-3 record against nationally-ranked teams so far on the season. 

"Despite coming up short in two great matches with #12 nationally-ranked Sacred Heart, our team of all freshmen showed they are right there," said Head Coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "Sometimes you have to learn how to lose those intense matches before you can learn how to win them, and that's what I think happened today. Now that they know what it feels like to lose a close match against a great team, they will push themselves a little harder to get better in order to reach that level."

The Mount women's bowling team will be competing in the UMES Hawk Classic, which is highly regarded as one of the toughest regular season tournaments in the country, stacked with top-25 and even top-10 teams in the country.