WAYNESBORO, Pa. - - Following five matches at the Mount Shootout, the Wilmington University women's bowling team is tied for fifth out of 12 teams with a total pin fall of 4,446, going 2-3 overall at the Sunshine Lanes, hosted by Mount St. Mary's.
The Wildcats put their best match together in the final game of the day, defeating Coppin State, 949-759. They also defeated Howard in their second match of the day, 908-806. The day started with an 881-848 loss to host Mount St. Mary's while they also lost to Morgan State, 921-890. Before they played Coppin State, they faced nationally No. 13 St. Francis (Pa.), 991-851.
Individually, sophomore Malia Stout led the Wildcats, placing 14th overall with a 923 total pin fall, finishing with a 184.60 average. Her 923 five-game series is the fourth best in program history. She had a day's high 217 in the first match against Mount St. Mary's, following it up with games of 208, 144, 140, and 214.
Clare Chaffer ranked 23rd in the tournament, finishing with an 886 total pin fall, bowling a 177.20 average. She had a day's high 206 in the final match of the day, finishing with scores of 169-198-153-160-206 for her 886.
Rachel Hirst was right before Chaffer in 25th overall, finishing with a total pin fall of 881 for an average game score of 176.20. She had a day's high of 192 against St. Francis, finishing the day with scores of 173-182-177-192-157 for her 881.
Freshman Jocelyn Hood competed in four matches, finishing in 42nd overall with a total pin fall of 712. She set a new personal match high with a 215 against Morgan State, adding a 201 against St. Francis.
Sophomore Bailey Peters also competed in four matches on Saturday, bowling a day's high 201 against Morgan State. She bowled games of 146-179-201-158 in the first four matches of the day for a 684, bowling a 171.00 average.
Sinoda Cook bowled in one match on Saturday, bowling a team best 219 against Coppin State. Leah Henry also competed in one match on Saturday, bowling a 141 against Howard in the second match of the day.
St. Francis (Pa.) leads the tournament with a total pin fall of 4,876, averaging 195.0 per bowler. Roberts Wesleyan's Emily Notebaert leads the tournament with a 209.40 average, knocking down 1,047 pins in a five-match series.
Sunday will bring two baker matches, first against Morgan State and then against Mount Aloysius before heading into bracket style baker matches.