The #RV Valparaiso University bowling team saw its 2018-19 season come to a close Friday afternoon at the Southland Bowling League Championship, as Valpo dropped matches against #2 Vanderbilt and #12 Tulane.
How It Happened – Vanderbilt
- Valpo was paired up against Vandy in the tournament opener, as the initial matchups were determined by the latest NCAA RPI.
- Tournament matches consist of a traditional team game, followed by a five-game baker series. Should the two teams be tied 1-1, a best-of-seven baker match is contested to determine the winner.
- Vanderbilt earned the win in the traditional team game, 994-784.
- Valpo got out to a strong start in the five-game baker series, as it led by 11 pins after game one and then rolled a 216 in game two to go ahead by 61 pins.
- Vanderbilt came back with a 226 in game four to slice 49 pins off Valpo’s lead. The Commodores then went ahead in game four and headed into the finale up 25 pins. Valpo rolled a 196 in game five, but it wouldn’t be enough, as Vandy closed out the match with a 963-908 win.
How It Happened – Tulane
- Senior Kendra Tryniski (Fulton, N.Y./Fulton), competing in her final collegiate match, rolled a 202 in the traditional team game against the Green Wave to lead Valpo. Tulane had three bowlers break 200, however, as it took the traditional match, 1007-823.
- Tulane went ahead by 17 pins in the five-game baker match, and the margin was still 17 pins through game three. The Green Wave outscored Valpo by 53 pins in game four to take control, and the Crusaders eventually fell by a 899-838 final.