Hawks finish with great showing at Music City
March 20, 2017

SMYRNA, Tennessee -

After three days of competition at the Music City Classic, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore finished 10-2 — including 2-1 in Sundays bracket play and in ninth place.

The Hawks (74-36, 19-5 MEAC) dropped their first match of bracket play to Adephi 4-2, but then rebounded to top Long Island University Brooklyn 4-1 and get a measure of revenge against Adelphi 4-3 in the final match of the day. The team averaged a 198.4 in Baker match play on Sunday.

We were focused on every match, head coach Kaylan Bandy said. We stayed focused and when the lanes transitioned, we just learned from our mistakes. When an adjustment we made didnt work, we just did something else. The girls were completely relentless. And on Saturday, we didnt bowl that well, but we still won matches. Thats what I have been waiting to see happen.

For the event, The Shore marked at a 73.7 percent rate, struck 43.3 percent of the time, picked up 62 percent of their spares and converted 87.9 percent of their single-pin spares and averaged a 192.4 over 3 days.



Graduate student Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba) averaged a 190.8 in individual games. She struck 50 percent of the time and converted 93.1 percent of her single-pin spares over three days.

Junior Jalesa Johnson (Delmar, Delaware) averaged a 192 in individual games; while also converting 72.8 percent of her spares and all of her single-pin spares over three days.

Classmate Melanie Copey (Ontario, New York) stuck 46 percent of the time and converted 90 percent of her single-pin spares.

Sophomore Jacqueline Rhoda (Portage, Indiana) converted 64.2 percent of her spares and 91.2 percent of single pins over three days, while averaging a 189 during Saturdays individual games.

Classmate Danielle August (Mililani, Hawaii) marked at 76.8 percent, converted 63.5 percent of her spares and 83.3 percent of single pins.

Fellow sophomore Alexandra Hernandez (Maracaibo, Venezuela) averaged a 185 in traditional competition and added a 75 percent mark rate and converted 61.5 percent of her spares in the event.

Freshman Cayla Hicks (Richmond, Virginia) marked at 85 percent, struck 45.1 percent of the time, converted 75 percent of her spares and 88 percent of single pins over three days.

Classmate Brigitte Jacobs (Freeport, Illinois) had a 76.2 percent mark rate and converted 66.7 percent of her spares. She averaged a 187 in traditional play.

Eastern Shore will follow up Music City next week with the MEAC Championships (March 24-26) and then hope to be heading to the NCAA Championships (April 13-15) before a date already secured at the USBC Championships (April 20-22).

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