Bowlers Runner-Up at Ozark Tourney

Jan. 21, 2007

The Commodores rebounded with wins over No. 3 Nebraska and
Southern on Sunday. Tara Kane earned all tournament
honors after placing fifth in the individual standings.

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Vanderbilt's bowling team rebounded from Saturday's struggles to finish second at the Ozark Classic Invitational Sunday afternoon.

The No. 2 rated Commodores turned the tables on two squads that had beaten them only yesterday in the process of determining today's final pairings. In today's decisive bracket round, the `Dores stopped Southern and then swept third-ranked Nebraska in semi-final, Baker game play.

Vanderbilt's attempt at its third consecutive tournament championship was snuffed out, however, by Arkansas State in the title match.

Tara Kane earned all tournament honors after placing fifth in the individual standings.

"Arkansas State bowled lights out," said Vanderbilt Coach John Williamson.  "Other than our final game, we didn't perform that badly; they were just a little better today. If you look at the closeness of several of those games, they could have gone either way.  I was pleased we put ourselves in contention to win the tournament."

The Black and Gold, now with a record of 38-9, had captured championships at the Hawk Classic, hosted by Maryland-Eastern Shores, and the Mississippi Valley Classic in its last two events prior to breaking for the holidays.

Vanderbilt's next tournament competition is Feb. 3-4 at the Arkansas State Invitational.


Vanderbilt   984     Ark 1042
Josie Earnest  211
Mandy Keily  177
Karen Grygiel  210
Tara Kane  211
Michelle Peloquin  175

Vanderbilt  1073  Fontbonne 700
Josie Earnest  205
Mandy Keily  182
Karen Grygiel    221
Tara Kane  227
Michelle Peloquin  239

Baker games:  (best of five)

Vanderbilt  over  Southern, 3-1
VU 267  192
VY 257   215
SU  166   181
VU 214    200

Vanderbilt over  Nebraska, 3-0
VU 183    181
VU 223   213
VU 200    179

Arkansas State over Vanderbilt, 3-1
ASU 193    201
VU  207    151
ASU 218    221
ASU 165     240

Baker game: Competition in which each team of five rotates bowling a frame.  Bowler No. 1, for instance, bowls frame #1 and #6, bowler No. 2 handles the second and seventh frames and so forth.  Each bowler thus contributes two frames toward the final team total.  Baker games are usually best three of five or best four of seven.



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