Oct. 29, 2011
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Tulane's first-year bowling team made a statement Saturday in on the second day of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcat Invitational at the Ormond Lanes by claiming five wins in the team competition.
The Green Wave (10-14) posted wins over Florida A&M, host Bethune-Cookman, South Carolina State, Southern and UAB, while the lone loss came in game six by 20 pins to Morgan State.
"Going 5-1 on the day against the talent in this field really shows the true potential of this team," Tulane assistant Stevie Weber said. "We are looking forward to match play tomorrow and to finish the tournament on a strong note."
Kelsie Kelly posted the fourth-best game of the afternoon among the entire field of 12 schools when she rolled a 251 in the second game to help vault Tulane to a 950-840 win over Bethune-Cookman. Kelly finished the day with a team-high 183.33 pin average.
Tulane's 950 total pin fall in game two was the 11th highest total on the day.
Sarah Knapp posted a 175.5 pin average on the afternoon, including rolling a 210 in game two against BCU. The junior also finished the day by bowling a 182 in game five and a 182 in game six.
Caryn Wong rolled a season-best 204 in game five to help Tulane to the victory over UAB. She finished the afternoon with a 165.83 average.
Jessica Cwik, who averaged a 167.5 on the day, led the Green Wave with a game-high 194 in the victory over South Carolina State in game three.
Tulane will complete the three-day tournament Sunday with match play tomorrow.
Game 1: Tulane 787, FAMU 775
Game 2: Tulane 950, BCU 840
Game 3: Tulane 825, SCSU 757
Game 4: Tulane 808, SUBR 770
Game 5: Tulane 843, UAB 731
Game 6: MSU 845, Tulane 825