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.
"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 ustream.com; search for VU or Vanderbilt bowling. Saturday's action is scheduled to start at 9:30 (CST) and consists of six traditional team games.
Arkansas State 4878
Stephen F Austin 4777
Long Island 4655
Arkansas St 811 VU 737
Whitewater 698 VU 693
VU 800 UAB 700
VU 787 Long Island Univ. 767
VU 892 St. Francis 800
VU 740 Louisiana Tech 664