EAST HAVEN, Conn. – Sacred Heart University women's bowling opened its 2018-19 season by going 2-3 in the SHU Bowl for a Cure.
Sophomore Rachel Bamford was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 202.4 pins over the five team games Saturday. She bowled a competition-high, 246 in SHU's win over Molloy. Tori Boughton had a 202.2 average Saturday with a high score of 223 in the Pioneers' win against LIU Post, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
By going 3-2 on the day in the team event, the Pioneers finished in third place. SHU opened the event with a 1,023-975 loss to LIU Brooklyn. Boughton led the Pioneers with a 203. In its second game, SHU suffered a 911-896 loss, which came down to the final frame. Colby Jones and Bamford bowled a 189 apiece in the loss. In the third game, the Pioneers pulled out its first win of the day, defeating LIU Post 892-873. Boughton led the way in the win for the Pioneers, bowling a 223.
SHU closed the day with a 960-942 loss to Adelphi University, followed by a 1,000-987 win over Molloy. Bamford led the way for SHU in both matches with a 215, followed by a 246 to close the day.
The Pioneers return to action at the Caldwell University Cougar Classic Oct. 26-28.