Nov. 20, 2013
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Tulane's bowling team had one of their most successful tournaments in the program's history last weekend when the Green Wave collected six wins and placed sixth in the bracket at the Hornet Invitational hosted by Alabama State at the Brunswick Zone Lanes.
The Green Wave (14-22) went 6-6 during the three day event, including a 3-1 mark on Friday in the Baker format and a pair of wins on Sunday's bracket play.
"We had an inconsistent weekend with some highs on day one and three, but a rough team performance on day two," Tulane head coach Hayley Veitch said. "Individual games are definitely not our forte at the moment and we need to figure out how to overcome our fears and improve our mental game. Overall it was a good result for Tulane bowling and I am proud of my ladies for their performance on Friday and for rebounding on Sunday."
Tulane defeated Southern, 628-613, Alabama A&M, 803-719, and Jackson State, 777-680, in Friday's Baker total pin format.
Saturday's team competition didn't yield the same results, but the Green Wave did post a, 774-751, victory over Alabama A&M. Individually, Jessica Quebedeaux, rolled a team-high 225 in the final game on Saturday against Louisiana Tech. Kelsie Kelly bowled a 220 against Alabama State and Jessica Stricklin knocked down a 209 in the same game to help Tulane collect a team-high game of 973, but ASU bowled a 1043.
Tulane rebounded for wins over Texas Southern and UAB on Sunday. The Green Wave defeated TSU, 4-1, in the best-of-seven Baker format bracket play in the first round and then got past UAB, 4-1, before falling to Florida A&M, 4-3, in the final match to place sixth.