March 14, 2014
SMYRNA, Tenn. - The Tulane bowling closed out the 2013-14 season with six wins at the ninth annual Columbia 300 Music City Classic hosted by Vanderbilt University at the Smyrna Bowling Center.
The Green Wave (34-61) started the weekend off well with three straight wins in the Baker total pin format. Tulane got past 11th-ranked Kutztown, 749-705, defeated No. 10 Saint Francis (Pa.), 793-719, and then edged 13th-ranked St. Francis (N.Y.), 810-773.
"We had an outstanding start to the tournament beating three ranked teams," Tulane head coach Hayley Veitch said. "This definitely was the highlight of the tournament for us as it proves that we are capable of competing against these ranked teams. Unfortunately we could not maintain that momentum after the lunch break on day one but we did rebound well on day two."
On Saturday, the Green Wave also posted three wins in the six total team matches. Tulane defeated Prairie View A&M, 879-869, North Carolina A&T, 948-889, and Howard, 912-794.
Caryn Wong led the way for Tulane with three games over 200 for an average of 188.0. The senior playing in her final collegiate event rolled a season-best 220 in the victory over N.C. A&T. Freshman Angela Falgoust also bowled well and averaged a 180.6 in six games, while sophomore Hannah Harrison collected a career-high 234 pins in the match against N.C. A&T.
Tulane's 34 wins this season are the most in the program's three-year history.
"We will miss our lone senior (Caryn Wong) very much," Veitch said. "But, the future for Tulane bowling looks bright with the amount of returning bowlers we have."