Sinking Spring, Pa. (February 23, 2019) – The No. 19 Mount St. Mary's women's bowling clinched a spot in the NEC Championships following day two of the second conference meet of the season. The Mountaineers currently stand at 10-5 and will compete for the regular season crown tomorrow.
Freshman Tamera Stanton led the way for the Mount with a 22.55 baker frame average. Stanton also came up big in the one traditional match against St. Francis Brooklyn with a 237 game. Freshman Kayla Durbala also came in big with a 19.79 baker frame average.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 987
St. Francis Brooklyn: 972
The Mountaineers closed traditional play with a 987-972 comeback win over the Terriers. The match came down to the final frame, with a 237 game from Stanton and 211 game from freshman Danielle Milo leading the way.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 941
#11 Saint Francis Pa.: 1,003
Mount St. Mary's lost a high scoring affair to #11 Saint Francis Pa. to open the five-game baker matches. The Red Flash jumped out early with advantages of 225-145 and 201-178, which was enough to win the match despite the Mountaineers winning the next three games.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 919
#23 Duquesne: 1,081
The Mount faced another team on fire in #23 Duquesne. The Dukes took game one and two by margins of 243-181 and 238-204 to open an early lead that once again proved too great to overcome for the Mountaineers.
#19 Mount St. Mary's: 1,033
#8 Fairleigh Dickinson: 1,105
Despite a great set from Mount St. Mary's, catching the wrong team at the wrong time was the story once again as Fairleigh Dickenson rolled an impressive 1,105 set. The Knights had four of their five games at 225 or higher to defeat the Mount.
"Anytime you are the first-place team, you have a target on your back," said Head Coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "Every team we played in the baker format caught fire against us and despite bowling pretty well ourselves. We have to keep a positive mindset and keep throwing good shots. That was probably the first time all season we had three 1,000+ sets tossed at us in a row."
NEC regular season play will conclude tomorrow with three more baker matches for the Mount against #17 LIU-Brooklyn, #20 Sacred Heart and Saint Francis-Brooklyn. Competition will begin at 8:30 AM ET.
- Saint Francis U (11-4)
- Mount St. Mary's (10-5)
- Duquesne (9-6)
- Sacred Heart (7-8)
- Fairleigh Dickinson (6-8)
- St. Francis-Brooklyn (4-10)
- LIU Brooklyn (4-10)