Mount Bowling Rounds Out Final Day Of KU Invite

Mount Bowling Rounds Out Final Day Of KU Invite

Limerick, Pa. (January, 20, 2019) - The #19 nationally ranked Mount St. Mary's women's bowling team rounds out the final day of the Kutztown Invite with a 7-6 record including the team's first ever win over a top-five opponent. The Mount holds an impressive 45-18 record on the year after the tournament and picked up five wins over top-25 nationally ranked opponents in the toughest competition tournament of the season.

In round one on Sunday, Mount St. Mary's lost to #16 Sacred Heart 4-1 in a best-of-seven match. In round two, the Mount edged the tournament host, #25 Kutztown, 4-3 thanks to two 200 games down the stretch. After the win over the Golden Bears, that placed the Mountaineers against #16 Sacred Heart again. The second match against the Pioneers saw SHU take down the Mountaineers 4-1 again in a case of deja vu.

Bracket Play – Baker Match Best-of-seven
#16 Sacred Heart: 4 (234-195-156-223-188)
Mount St. Mary's: 1 (178-182-193-162-160)

In the Mount's first-round matchup, the #16 Sacred Heart Pioneers topped Mount St. Mary's 4-1 in five baker matches. A 193 third game gave the Mountaineers their only point in the match.

Bracket Play – Baker Match Best-of-seven
#25 Kutztown: 3 (215-156-201-199-199-181-172)
Mount St. Mary's: 4 (152-175-189-206-175-203-200)

In the second round of bracket play, Mount St. Mary's trailed #25 Kutztown 3-2 before completing a huge comeback that gave the Mount a 4-3 match victory. Two big 200 games to finish the match secured the Mountaineers victory. 

Bracket Play – Baker Match Best-of-seven
#16 Sacred Heart: 4 (210-166-182-244-224)
Mount St. Mary's: 1 (168-212-102-181-156)

In a repeat battle against #16 Sacred Heart in the third round, the Pioneers again defeated the Mount 4-1. This time the only point that Mount St. Mary's scored was in the second game in which the team bowled a 212. 

The Mount is back in action next weekend (Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27) at the Red Flash Invite hosted by St. Francis Pa.