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Bowling Fights Back Against Felician, Secures Seventh Place at Mount Shootout

Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo of freshman Jocelyn Hood, by Tim Shaffer.
Copyright 2018; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo of freshman Jocelyn Hood, by Tim Shaffer.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - - Coming back from a 3-2 deficit, the Wilmington University women's bowling team defeated Felician, 4-3, to finish seventh in the Mount Shootout on Sunday afternoon at the Sunshine Lanes, hosted by Mount St. Mary's.

The Wildcats entered bracket play in sixth place following a pair of five-game Baker matches on Sunday, splitting the pair. They then dropped a tight 4-3 decision to Roberts Wesleyan in the first bracket matchup before battling back to defeat Felician in the finale to finish seventh overall.

The day started with an 856-751 loss to Morgan State, but the Wildcats bounced back and took down Mount Aloysius with one of their best Baker format scores in team history. They defeated Mount Aloysius, 927-837, their sixth most points in the Baker match in program history.

The team headed into the bracket games with a total of 6,124 total pin fall, going with a 175.0 average score and sitting in sixth place overall.

The Wildcats then jumped on top of Roberts Wesleyan, 2-0, and 2.5-0.5 in the first three games of the first round bracket games. But the Redhawks won the fourth game before winning the final two games, 182-154 and 192-154, to come form behind and knock off the Wildcats, 4-3.

Wilmington then squared off against Felician in the second round, fighting for seventh place. Felician was able to get ahead of the Wildcats, 2-0, before the Wildcats won the third game, 201-177, and the fourth, 192-164. Felician got to within a win of the match, but the Wildcats stormed back to win the sixth game, 233-197, and won the match in the seventh, 226-161, for the comeback, 4-3.

St. Francis won the tournament by defeating Mount Aloysius in the first round and Mount St. Mary's in the second round. Kutztown rounded out the to third with a third place finish.

Wilmington has next weekend off before returning to action with the first weekend in November, traveling to the Virginia Union Invitational. Their first three-day tournament starts on Friday, November 2 at the Bowl American Short Pump in Glen Allen, Virginia.