Stephen F. Austin Claims 2019 NCAA Bowling Championship

first_img Lineup Team Baker Scores Lineup Team Baker Scores STEPHEN F. AUSTIN – Baker Best-of-Seven: W 4-1 (L,W,W,W,W) 1. Carlene Beyer 1.    L 224-204 4. Samantha Gainor – 225 4. 171 1. Angelique Dalesandro -192 1. 146 4. Paige Beeney 4.    W 224-190 WICKLIFFE, Ohio – Stephen F. Austin capped a memorable run through the 2019 NCAA Bowling Championship with a 4-1 win over Vanderbilt Saturday evening at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio. The Ladyjacks finished their championship run with a perfect 4-0 record in order to claim their second NCAA championship in program history. Dakotah Hazlewood capped the evening for SFA with three consecutive strikes.Vanderbilt jumped out to an early lead with a win in game one that showcased three strikes throughout their 10 frames to claim a 183-167 win. The Ladyjacks responded with four straight victories, including a game four performance where the team combined for eight strikes.The contest featured a pair of Southland Bowling League members who duked out for the NCAA title in a Best-of-Seven Baker series. 3. Kristin Quah 3.    L 175-203 ChampionshipVanderbilt vs. Stephen F. AustinUnlike the rest of the tournament, the championship match was scheduled strictly as a Best-of-Seven series with no double-elimination implications.Game one belonged to the Commodores who toppled every pin in the opening four frames. The Ladyjacks left one pin standing in their first two frames before notching strikes in frames three and four. Maria Bulanova closed out the opening game for Vanderbilt, picking up a strike, a spare and nine pins in her final three tosses. The Commodores finished the segment with a 183-167 victory.The Ladyjacks were not shaken by the opening-game result and bulldozed their way to six strikes in their opening seven frames of game two. After switching lanes, the Commodores left frames two and four open and were unable to deal a strike until their fifth spot. Stephen F. Austin managed to finish the game with seven strikes that helped put the Ladyjacks on top by a final score of 222-166.Game three concluded at 203-175 in favor of Stephen F. Austin who began the set with five consecutive strikes. Vanderbilt remained within reach of the Ladyjacks but left four pins standing in the sixth frame that proved costly. SFA continued their success in order to outlast the Commodores and move ahead 2-1 for the match.The Ladyjacks employed their best round in game four and bested Vanderbilt by a score of 224-190. SFA collected seven strikes in the game compared to the Commodores’ four. Three of the Ladyjacks’ strikes came among their last four rolls.Vandy saved their strongest performance of the evening for the final game, combining for 202 pins. However, SFA closed the set 12 pins ahead for a final score of 214. Hazlewood sealed the match for the Ladyjacks and cemented the team in history with three consecutive strikes to end the game. The SFA anchor finished game five with four strikes to help her team claim its second NCAA Championship in program history.VANDERBILT – Baker Best-of-Seven: L 1-4 (W,L,L,L,L) Morning SessionVanderbilt vs. NebraskaAfter a two-game sweep to hand Nebraska its first loss of the tournament Friday evening, Vanderbilt stepped onto the lanes Saturday morning with emblazoned momentum. The Commodores picked up where they had left off against the Cornhuskers, finishing the Traditional pinfall matchup with a 992-947. Samantha Gainor proved clutch in the opening match, posting a team-best score of 225. Additionally, Emily Rigney added 218 pins to go along with a 215 from Adel Wahner. Angelique Dalesandro entered the mix for the first time of the tournament for Vanderbilt and delivered a 192.The Commodores lost traction in the five-game Baker set where they ultimately fell to the Cornhuskers 984-913. Vandy faced a slow start with a 146 in the opening game but attempted a comeback by taking the next two segments 191-180 and 233-223. Unfortunately, Nebraska found their footing and topped the Commodores in the final two games to steal the Baker round and force a Best-of-Seven series.The Best-of-Seven series was uncharted territory for the Cornhuskers who had not been forced to play in the round throughout the entire 2019 NCAA tournament. Vanderbilt looked to capitalize on the opportunity and began by taking the opening two games. Nebraska did not go down without a fight, however, and managed victories in games three and four to even the round up at two games apiece. The Commodores responded with back-to-back wins in games five and six, including a match high 267 in the final game. VANDERBILT – Traditional: W 992-947 | Baker: L 913 -984 | Baker Best-of-Seven: W 4-3 (W,W,L,L,W,W) 2. Adel Wahner 2.    L 166-222center_img 3. Maria Bulanova -142 3. 233 5. Maria Bulanova 5.    L 202-214 2. Emily Rigney – 218 2. 191 2. Megan Eaglehouse 2.    W 222-166 Traditional Scores Team Baker Scores 5. Adel Wahner – 215 5. 172 3. Sarah Gill 3.    W 203-175 1. Emily Rigney 1.    W 183-167 4. Samantha Gainor 4.    L 190-224 5. Dakotah Hazlewood 5.    W 214-202last_img

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