SINKING SPRING, Pa. - - It was a record breaking day for Malia Stout and the Wilmington University women's bowling team, as the Wildcats went a perfect 5-0 and finished sixth overall in traditional matches on day two of the Bud Whitman Memorial Tournament hosted by Kutztown on Sunday at Berks Lane.
Malia Stout set a new program record and became the first Wildcat to finish atop the leaderboard, finishing tied for first out of 129 bowlers on Sunday, becoming the first Wildcat to knock down over 1,000 pins and hold a five-match average of over 200. She finished tied atop the leaderboard with 1,017 total pin fall, collecting a 203.40 average. Stout tied Molloy's Carly Licht with the same total and average score.
Stout (pictured), a sophomore, bowled a day's best 254 against Youngstown State in the day's second match, adding another 213 in the final match of the day against nationally No. 24 ranked Kutztown. Her five-match totals were 165-254-186-199-213 for a 1,017. The 254 was the third highest single match total in program history.
The Wildcats went undefeated on Sunday, beating Medaille, 853-822, Youngstown State, 947-842, nationally No. 8 Delaware State, 849-787, Roberts Wesleyan, 880-806, and nationally No. 24 Kutztown, 952-781. The team score of 952 against Kutztown is the second highest in program history.
Sophomore Clare Chaffer finished 19th individually on Sunday, bowling a 900 for a 180.00 average. Her five-match scores for the day were 183-163-200-187-167 for her 900. It is her best five-match performance in her short college career so far.
Freshman Jocelyn Hood placed 29th overall with a five-match score of 887 for a 177.40 average in her first collegiate appearance. She bowled a day's high 204 in the final match against Kutztown, going for scores of 170-177-160-176-204 for her 887.
Sophomore Rachel Hirst was the final Wildcat to bowl all five matches on Sunday, finishing 34th overall with a five-game total of 871 for a 174.20 average. Hirst collected scores of 181-180-146-178-186 for her 871.
Saint Francis (N.Y.) won Sunday's traditional match format by going 4-1 overall with a total pin fall of 4,645 for a 185.8 average. Molloy placed second overall by also going 4-1 with a total pin fall of 4,557 for a 182.3 average. Wilmington finished sixth overall with a total pin fall of 4.481, good enough for a 179.2 average per game.
The Wildcats will look to carry Sunday's momentum into next weekend, as they head to the Mount Shootout hosted by Mount St. Mary's at Sunshine Lanes in Waynesboro, Pa. The tow-day tournament starts Saturday, October 20.