The Shore moves up to fifth after Day 2 at Bearcat Open, tops Sam Houston, Vandy
Senior Melanie Copey's strong day helped lead the way for the Hawks on Saturday at the Bearcat Open.
Oct. 29, 2017

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Illinois -

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore bowling squad moved up one spot to fifth place after the dust settled at the McKendree Brunswick Bearcat Open on Day 2 (Oct. 28).

The Hawks went 3-1 in four traditional team matches picking up huge wins against No. 5 Sam Houston State and No. 3 Vanderbilt.

Junior Jacqueline Rhoda (Portage, Indiana) averaged 218.60 including a high game of 257 — on her way to third place. Rhoda bowled four games above 220, but struggled through a tough second game and finished behind McKendrees Sara Wille (223.80) and Nebraskas Kelly Belzeski (218.80).

Senior Melanie Copey (Ontario, New York) was 15th with a 202.20 over five games including a high of 229.

The shore opened the day with a 1,003-811 win against St. Francis College Brooklyn before gutting out an 856-853 win against Sam Houston.

Rhoda led the way against St. Francis with a 221 and Copey rolled a 210. Freshman Brittany-Ann OConnell (Beavercreek, Ohio) hit 214 and sophomore Brigitte Jacobs (Freeport Illinois) finished with a 204.


 

 

The Hawks then picked up a 1006-989 win against Vandy where Rhoda and Copey posted 257 and 229 respectively to lead the way.

In their fourth match, the fell to No. 2 Nebraska 1,051-955, before posting a 953 in their bye. The squad closed out the day with a 954.6 average and prepared for bracket play on Sunday (Oct. 29).

For more information on Eastern Shore Athletics visit http://www.easternshorehawks.com/.

 

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