Morgan State goes 4-1 at Coppin State Invitational and 2nd after Day 1
BALTIMORE, Md. (November 21, 2021) – The Morgan State Lady Bears found the most challenging track conditions they’ve faced all season and broke a strong 4-1 record in Saturday’s traditional game format at the Coppin State Invitational held at AMF Woodlawn Lanes.
Highlights of Friday’s 5-game Baker games:
- Morgan State is posting a 4-1 record, raising its season record to 27-10.
- Ashanti Fernandes led the scoring for Morgan State with a five-game average of 192.0.
Traditional Saturday matches:
Match n ° 1
Morgan State 937, Kutztown 883
Morgan State took control halfway through the game and held onto the lead against the Kutztown Bears in what would be Morgan State’s strongest set of the day. The rating was fed by Ashanti Fernandes who hit five strikes and without a solid 8pin in the 7e frame would have ended up with eight in a row. Monique Berrios contributed with a 202, Cheyenne Washington scored a 183, Natalia Miranda Vega with a 166 and Carrington beaman with a 144.
Correspondence # 2
Morgan State 860, Wagner 832
The next game saw the Bears face off against their NEC opponent, Wagner on what became a difficult transition in that game and the rest of the day. In that Wagner game, Morgan State decided to fill in the frames and find an opening to strike when they could. Again, it was Fernandes who led the Bears with a 203. The bear’s score in Game 2 was as follows: Fernandes 203, Berrios 179, Washington 169, Miranda Vega 167 and Beaman with 142. Aliya adams came in as a substitute in Game 2 and would start in the next three games.
Match # 3
Morgan State 881, Coppin State 802
Morgan State still struggled in Game 3 to adjust to the track conditions, which grew longer as the day wore on. Their execution outlasted host and rivals Crosstown in Coppin State with a more even score. Morgan State Score: Miranda Vega 202, Berrios 174, Fernandes 172, Washington 167 and Aliya adams 166.
Match n ° 4
Morgan State 875, Virginia 546
The Morgan State ladies continued to win against Virginia State. Once again, the score was lower than all season for the Bears. Strikes were hard to come by in this game, which saw the Bears take an early lead and not look back. Miranda Vega led the scoring with a 184, Berrios with 180, Washington contributed with a 178, Fernandes with a 170 and Adams completing the scoring with a 165.
Match # 5
Morgan State 811, Caldwell 818
In their game against Caldwell University, Morgan State struggled to find a consistent line in the pocket, catching a few bad breaks along the way. In the end, it was Caldwell who won in the 9e and 10 frames for bowling around the Bears in the last game of the day. Naomi smith entered the roster and completed the last three of the four frames she played. Carrington beaman also returned to the lineup in this game. Morgan State Score: Miranda Vega 191, Fernandes 173, Washington 170, Berrios 146 and Adams 131.
Kutztown leads the tournament with a pinfall of 4,435 and the Bears are just 69 pins off second place with a pinfall of 4,366.
Coach Falbo is happy with a 4-1 record. “We had an average of over 193 in this same house a week ago. This pattern of paths has made the transition in a unique way. We love challenges, so I know that tomorrow we will be inspired to understand those paths. when they are in transition and maximize our score to win this tournament. “
Tomorrow, the Bears will play five games of the 5-game Baker Total Pinfall at AMF Woodlawn Lanes in Baltimore, Maryland. After the fourth match is played tomorrow, there will be a position round and the tournament winner will be based on the total pinfall for the two days after the position round.