Bowlers close strong in Texas

Feb. 14, 2014

HOUSTON, TX---Vanderbilt won four of its six games Friday and with its accumulated pin count is high on the leader board after the first day of Sam Houston State's Kat Klash.

Repeating a season-long trend, the Commodores started slowly in dropping back-to-back games to No. 1 rated Arkansas State and No. 9 Wisconsin-Whitewater. However, they bounced back nicely with consecutive wins over Alabama-Birmingham, Long Island, St. Francis and Louisiana Tech.

Junior Natalie Goodman, who once again was bowling in the anchor position, credited a pep talk from classmate Nicole Mosesso for the turn-around.

"After a slow start we picked it up," Goodman said afterward, "and Nicole had a lot to do with that. She jumped into our huddle at one point and reminded us that one of our objectives was to have fun and keep it light. We took her advice and that was a turning point."

The Commodores posted the best 4-game Baker set of the day, an 892 score against St. Francis in Game 5. They used a rotation most of the day of Mosesso, Amanda Fry, Robyn Renslow, Rebeca Reguero and Goodman, who identified Reguero as the team's bowler of the day.

"She was amazing all day," Goodman said, "and really made it easy for me bowling behind her."

The tournament is being streamed on; search for VU or Vanderbilt bowling. Saturday's action is scheduled to start at 9:30 (CST) and consists of six traditional team games.

Leader Board
Arkansas State 4878
Stephen F Austin 4777
Long Island 4655
Vanderbilt 4649
Nebraska 4628



Vandy Results
Arkansas St 811 VU 737
AS 177-169
AS 217-150
VU 227-183
AS 234-191

Whitewater 698 VU 693
WW 179-173
WW 194-174
WW 191-162
VU 184-134

VU 800 UAB 700
AB 222-186
VU 202-153
VU 224-147
VU 188-179

VU 787 Long Island Univ. 767
VU 209-194
LI 193-186
VU 200-185
LI 195-192

VU 892 St. Francis 800
VU 227-187
VU 211-199
VU 265-177
SF 237-189

VU 740 Louisiana Tech 664
VU 168-156
VU 180-156
VU 195-175
VU 190-177

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