Nov. 7, 2011
BATON ROUGE - Tulane's women's bowling team posted a 2-9 record at this past weekend's three-day Southern Challenge hosted by the Jaguars at Metro Bowl.
The Green Wave (12-24) earned victories over Mississippi Valley State and Prairie View on day one, but was not able to roll a win the rest of the tournament. Tulane defeated MVSU in the first game on Friday in the Baker Format, while the win over Prairie View came at the end of Friday's action. The losses on Friday came to Grambling State, Texas Southern and host Southern.
Saturday saw the Green Wave go 0-4 in team competition, but three loses came by 30 pins or less. Sunday's bracket format saw Tulane fall to Grambling State and Louisiana Tech.
"We had some very close matches and if we had an extra spare here or there and a few breaks the story would have been a lot different," Tulane head coach Hayley Beavis said. "It was a tough weekend for the ladies as the team is dealing with injuries and sickness which is why it is important to have a team of eight bowlers. The aim of this weekend was to give everyone a chance to bowl and the less experienced bowlers did extremely well."
Seven bowling rolled for Tulane during the tournament. Sarah Knapp, who rolled four of the five games Saturday, averaged a team-high 178.0. Jessica Cwik bowled an average of 169.0, including rolling a team-best 188 in the third game. Hillary Sullivan and Victoria Wiseman each bowled for the first time this season over the weekend, subbing in for Knapp and Caryn Wong.
Tulane will be off for the next month before returning to the lanes Dec. 2-4 at the Red Flash Invitational hosted by St. Francis in Altoona, Pa.