Oct. 19, 2013
KENNER, La. - The youth of Tulane's bowling team showed on Saturday during the second day of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Bowling Invitational at the AMF All Star Lanes as the Green Wave dropped four games during the team competition.
The Green Wave (2-7), made up of a roster that features three freshman and two sophomores that compliments the two juniors and a lone senior, fell in all four games on Saturday and collected 4,396 total pins. The highlight of the day was a high team score of 1070 in the opening game against 20th-ranked Bethune-Cookman. Tulane also rolled a 922 in game three against an open lane.
"We definitely showed that we are a young team today," Tulane head coach Hayley Veitch said. "We did do some things well early, but then the afternoon wore on and we struggled in the later games."
Individually it was freshman Angela Falgoust of Baton Rouge, La., that led the Green Wave. She posted an average of 193 pins to place 24th among the 84 bowlers in the tournament. Falgoust opened her collegiate career by rolling a 224 in the first game.
Junior Kelsie Kelly placed 26th with a 191.4 average, including posting a career-high 257 in the first game of the day.
The tournament concludes Sunday with a bracketed tournament at 8:30 a.m. CT. The tournament, consisting of Best 4-of-7 Baker matches, will determine the champion.
Tulane will be the 10-seed and will face No. 11 seed Florida A&M to begin the tournament. Sixth-ranked Sam Houston State edged No. 9 Stephen F. Austin by one pin for the top seed, but the two teams will square off in the opening round for the right to move directly on to the championship match.