Oct. 29, 2012
DELAND, Fla. - On a weekend where the pins just didn't fall in favor of the Tulane bowling team, the Green Wave did pick-up a pair of wins, including a team match win over No. 17 Prairie View A&M, at the second annual Wildcat Invitational hosted by Bethune-Cookman at the Sunshine Bowling Center.
Tulane (8-15) posted a 2-9 record over the three-day tournament. The two wins both came in Saturday's team matches. The Green Wave upended PVAMU, 872-758, in the second match and then defeated Morgan State, 748-716, in the third match.
Kelly then rolled a 186 to lead the way against Morgan State. Kelly finished the day with a 168.8 average to lead the Green Wave.
Unfortunately, Tulane couldn't muster another victory during the weekend. The Green Wave dropped all four Baker matches on Friday, including losing in a roll off to Alabama State after finishing in a 600-600 tie after the four games.
Sunday's bracket format also didn't fare well for Tulane; losing both best 4-of-7 Baker matches. The Green Wave was the No. 11 seed and fell to Southern, 4-1, in the first round and then lost, 4-2, to Morgan State to finish in the 11th spot.
"We left a lot of pins out there during the entire weekend and if we could have knocked down a few more spares the results might have been different," Tulane head coach Hayley Veitch said. "There is a lot of work to be done and we still have a lot of bowling left this season."
Tulane will return to the lanes on Nov. 10-11 for the Alabama State Hornet Classic in Montgomery, Ala.