Feb. 13, 2012
DOVER, Del. - Battling illness and opponents this past weekend was not a good combination for the Tulane bowling team, dropping all 10 matches during the three-day Capital Classic hosted by Delaware State at the Doverama Lanes.
The Green Wave (14-43) student-athletes on the trip battles through illness and top bowler Jessica Cwik didn't compete in Friday's Baker format. Tulane lost all five Baker matches, falling to Norfolk State (771-557), New Jersey City (760-515), Howard (666-590), North Carolina A&T (643-514) and host Delaware State (772-553).
Cwik returned to the lanes for Saturday's team competition and rolled a team-best 858 total pins for a 171.6 average, including a 203 in the fifth and final game.
Despite Cwik's performance, Tulane fell to Bethune-Cookman (838-689), Florida A&M (780-692), Hampton (882-715) and St. Francis (NY) (917-741) in the four matches.
In Sunday's tournament format, the Green Wave challenged Howard to the end, falling 4-3, in a best of seven Baker format.
Tulane will take this weekend off and then travel to Bessemer, Ala., for the Holiday Collegiate Classic hosted by Alabama A&M on Feb. 24-26.