HAWKS CLOSE OUT 2012 WITH SWEEP OF MEAC NORTH
Dec. 3, 2012
TOWSON, Md. - Bowling in their second conference divisional match-up of the season, the Lady Hawks cruised past all comers to go a perfect 10-0 mark, extend their record to 30-3 and pushing their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division record to 19-1.
The two perfect 5-0 days means that UMES has led every day of competition they have bowled so far this season and will essentially close out the calendar year 2012 having never trailed in an event, as they don't bowl again until January 19, 2013 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore opened the first day in team games, getting everyone a taste as all nine players saw action. Megan Buja (Rockford, Ill.) dusted off the cobwebs of the first two weeks to dominate the field. She rolled all five team games to the tune of a 1205 pinfall and average an impressive 241 with a high game of a 248. Not far behind was All-American Anggie Ramirez (Bogota, Colombia) who tallied an 1,111 in her five games to average a 222.2 with a high game of a 245. Both of their high games came in the win over Morgan State.
Mariana Alvarado (Leon, Mexico), T'nia Falbo (Greensburg, Pa.), Kristie Lopez (Ponce, Puerto Rico) and Tatiana Munoz (Ibague Tolima, Colombia) all bowled three team games each with Munoz getting the better of them to average a 223. Alvarado was also solid averaging just under a 219.
UMES would dominate the five matches easily, topping Hampton (1032-8256), No. 20 Delaware State (1096-953), Coppin State (1057-731), Howard (1004-914) and Morgan State (1183-881).
On day two the Hawks continued to roll. The four-game-Bakers saw all nine Hawks again in action as head coach Kristina Frahm, took the opportunity to test out different line-ups. They topped DSU (884-827), Hampton (867-688), Howard (868-705). Morgan State (870-654) and Coppin State (846-627). Their best outing coming in game four against Howard and game three against Morgan where they posted a 269 in each game. For the day, they averaged an impressive 216.75 in each Baker game.
"It was a good way to close out 2012," said Frahm. "I think we still have things to work on, but so far so good, we have a great record, are in first place in the MEAC North and have gotten everyone some time on the lanes. We want to build on this in 2013."