Feb. 9, 2012
DOVER, Del. - After having over two months off of competition, the Tulane bowling team returns to the lanes this weekend for the three-day Capital Classic hosted by Delaware State at the Doverama Lanes.
The Green Wave (14-33) last bowled at the Red Flash Invitational Dec. 2-4 in Altoona, Pa. Tulane placed fifth in during the final day's championship bracket format with wins over Medaille and Penn State-Altoona.
This weekend's format includes five baker matches on Friday, five traditional team matches on Saturday and a championship bracket on Sunday. This season Tulane is 6-14 in team matches, 6-16 in baker matches and 2-3 in bracket play.
"It's been a while since the team has been in a competitive atmosphere but the ladies are ready to get back in the swing of things for the final few tournaments of the year," Tulane head coach Hayley Beavis said. "As always, the key for this weekend is hitting the head pin and picking up the spares. The ladies know the importance of sparing which is one of the main practice items."
The Green Wave will be without the services of Sarah Knapp who is nursing an injury. Knapp, who also missed the Red Flash Invitational, is averaging a team-best 177.5 pins per game this season. Tulane will travel Jessica Cwik, Heather Fraser, Kelsie Kelly, Caryn Wong, Victoria Wiseman and Regina Popova.
Cwik, who earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the Red Flash Invitational, is averaging 174.21 pins per game, while Wong is posting a 157.48 average.
Tulane has two regular season tournament remaining on the schedule, including the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala., Feb. 24-26 and the Columbia 300 Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn., March 16-18.