HAWKS HEAD TO FINALS OF MEAC CHAMPIONSHIP
UMES is looking for their fifth conference championship.

UMES is looking for their fifth conference championship.

March 19, 2011

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - After earning the top seed at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championships the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) rolled their way through the field on day two and straight to the finals held tomorrow at 11:45 a.m. at the Gate City Lanes in Greensboro.

The Lady Hawks, in search of their fifth conference title, defeated South Carolina State (4-1), Hampton (4-2) and Morgan State (4-2) to advance through the winner's bracket bowling a best-four-of-seven Baker game format. They await the winner of Delaware State and Morgan State who will open the final day of the event with a semi-final match-up at 10:00 a.m. The Lady Bears topped DSU 4-3 to send the Hornets out of the winner's bracket.

UMES, the nation's second ranked team, last won a MEAC championship in 2008, which at the time was their third straight. They also went on that year to capture the NCAA title in Omaha, Neb.

The Lady Hornets, currently ranked 17th in the nation, are the reigning conference champs and advanced to the semis with wins over Bethune-Cookman, Norfolk State and Hampton. Morgan State advanced with wins over Florida A&M and DSU.

The championship match will be televised in a tape-delay format on ESPNU on March 28 at 7 p.m. Sunday's semi-finals and championship matches are free and open to the public.

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