Women’s Bowling Competes in Conference

The Monmouth bowling team competed in their first conference competition of their 2021 season at the MEAC Meet in North Carolina this weekend and finished with a .500 record.

In the three-day tournament, the Hawks went 5-5 and racked up two wins over top-25 teams. The team finished third with 4,624 pins over five traditional games.

The overall competition included five MEAC teams, North Carolina A&T, Delaware State, UAB, Coppin State, and Monmouth. The Hawks beat North Carolina A&T, who is ranked 13th and Delaware State who is ranked 15th in baker format. The Hawks also split the two matches with Sunday’s bracket play with a win against UAB.

WBOWL 2One standout from the weekend in particular, was Senior, Camelia Coffman who earned the Hawks 11th place finish which consisted of a pair of 200+ games. She had 968 pins for a season-best 193.60 average.

Another standout was Junior, Skylar Smith who added one 200+ game, providing 23 in her career and ended up finishing in 13th place overall. Saige Yamada also

Rolled 200+ games with a team-weekend and personal season best score of 232 giving her five 200+ games this year.

Amanda Zappacosta tossed a 200+ game, being her first of the year. Another first for the year was for Mafe Aquiliz who made her collegiate debut for Monmouth and rolled her first 200+ game averaging 191 in two traditional games. Dani Seaman also experienced a personal best with her high game of 189 being her season best.

Monmouth set a season-high as a team in Baker Format in their 976-864 win against Coppin State with it being their largest margin of victory on the year with 112 pins. The Hawks’ 982 pins in the traditional match against North Carolina A&T was their season-high.

Looking ahead, Monmouth’s next competition will be a three-day Northeast Roundup in Lodi, NJ on Mar. 5.

PHOTOS COURTESY of Monmouth Athletics