March 22, 2014

Pioneer Bowling Finish NEC Championship Tournament with Pair of Losses

ALTOONA, PA (March 22, 2014)—The Sacred Heart bowling team was eliminated from the 2014 Northeast Conference Championship Saturday afternoon. After falling to Fairleigh Dickinson 4-1 in the first round of the double-elimination tournament, the Pioneers fell to tournament host and No. 1 seeded Saint Francis U 4-2 in the second round.

 

Sacred Heart started the day off with a 209-193 win over the perennial favorite Knights in the best of seven baker match, but couldn't keep the momentum rolling and dropped the next four (199-185, 226-158, 243-197, 214-210).

 

Switching up the lineup in the second round, the Pioneers managed to take two from the Red Flash. After splitting the first two games—winning the first 205-139 and losing the second with their best game of the day 236-232—Sacred Heart picked up its final win of the day 217-194.

 

The Pioneers will head to Reno, Nev. for the chance at a national title at the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championship April 17-19.