DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. - - The Wilmington University women's bowling team went 3-2 in head-to-head traditional matches on Saturday, but finished seventh out of nine teams overall with a 171.4 average at the Bowl for the KUre hosted by Kutztown University at Jay Lanes Bowling.
On the afternoon, the Wildcats defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, Kutztown, and Chestnut Hill, but lost matches to Molloy and St. Francis (N.Y.). They knocked down a day's high 931 pins in their final match of the day against Chestnut Hill, ranking ninth most in program history for traditional matches.
The day started with a loss to Molloy, 866-753, but the Wildcats picked up back-to-back wins over St. Thomas Aquinas, 801-659, and Kutztown, 924-893. A loss to St. Francis (N.Y.), 909-877, was followed by a win over Chestnut Hill, 931-922, to round out the Bowl for the KUre.
Individually, sophomore Malia Stout, bowling a 190 average across five matches, led the Wildcats. She knocked down 950 pins on the day, ranking 10th overall for the tournament. The 950 pins ranks fifth best in program history in a five-game traditional total. It is also Stout's second best five-game total personally, as she holds the program record with a 203.40 five-game average (1,107 pins) set earlier this year. Stout's best match came in her final action of the day, bowling a 213 against Chestnut Hill. She also had games of 212 and 206 on the day.
Freshman Jocelyn Hood set two new personal records today, bowling a team's best 221 against St. Francis (N.Y.), ranking 11th all-time. She also set a new personal best with her 893 (178.60 average) on the day. Hood also bowled a 203 against Chestnut Hill in the final match. She finished 22nd overall in the tournament.
Clare Chaffer placed 25th overall with a 175.40 five-game average, knocking down 877 pins on the day. She had a day's best 189 in the win over Chestnut Hill.
Bailey Peters placed 30th overall, finishing with a 787 (157.40 average) five-match score. She bowled a day's best 182 in the team's first win of the day against St. Thomas Aquinas. Rachel Hirst bowled a 200 against Kutztown, and finished 39th overall with 649 pins in four matches. Sinoda Cook bowled against St. Thomas Aquinas, knocking down 130 pins in her one match on the day.
Molloy led the way with a 190.8 average (4,771 pins), going 3-2 overall. They were the only team to go over the century mark on the day, knocking down 1,121 pins in their third match. St. Francis (N.Y.) went 4-1 and finished second with 4,675 pins (187.0 average).
Individually, Chestnut Hill's Christina Del Vecchio took home medalist honors by bowing a 1,034 in five-matches, averaging 206.80 per match. She had a high score of 243 in her first match. Molloy's Jennifer Bisogno was second overall with 1,032 pins, just off the marck with a 206.40 average.
The Wildcats head back to Kutztown for their next tournament, as they will compete in the Golden Bear Classic next weekend at Berks Lane in Sinking Spring, Pa. The Golden Bear Classic is a three-day event starting on Friday afternoon.