Jan. 31, 2005

Las Vegas, NV - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women's Bowling Team took home a fifth place finish over the weekend in the field of 18 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Classic. The Hawks were paced by freshman Jessica Worsley who rolled 953 over five games.

UMES compiled a 4-6 record over the weekend in NCAA matches, making their record 85-24 this season. The Lady Hawks started the weekend well, picking up three wins over Grambling State (989-805), Minnesota State (839-818), and New Jersey City University, the runner-up to the 2004 National Championship, (861-823). They suffered two losses, one to Sacred Heart (864-901) and to defending National Champion Nebraska (861-823).

Maryetta Lewis rolled a strong series of 574 on the day with teammate Erin Fagan rolling a 552 series.

On day two of the event the Hawks faced off in Baker style games. UMES is still the only team in the country on the books with a perfect Baker game in NCAA history, but they were far from perfection picking up only one win and four losses. They fell to Sacred Heart (622-692) to open competition and then picked up a `W' over Grambling State (837-647). UMES then dropped three in a row to Minnesota State (625-700), Nebraska (712-808), and New Jersey City (752-806).

The total pinfall for the Hawks was still solid. They earned a fifth place finish behind Nebraska, West Texas A & M, Fresno State and New Jersey City.

Individually UMES placed four bowlers in the top 40. Worsley averaged a 190 to finish eighth. Fagan took home 25th with a 178.86 average, Lewis 30th with a 176.71, and Megan Raymond 40th with a 168.43 average.



The Lady Hawks are off almost a whole month, not bowling until February 26, and 27 at the Morgan State Collegiate Classic in Columbia, Md.

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