March 11, 2019 / Trailblazers bowling team finishes 7th at ITC sectional
ADDISON, Ill. – The Vincennes University bowling team competed for
the chance to make it to the national tournament at an Intercollegiate
Team Championships sectional March 9-10 at Stardust Bowl.
The format was 64 Baker games over two days. The top four men’s teams
from each of the four sectionals advanced to the pinnacle event of the
season, the Intercollegiate Team Championships, April 17-20 in Dayton, Ohio.
The Trailblazers came up just short with a seventh-place finish out
of the 20 teams in their division. They averaged 189.9 over the 64
games, 3.5 pins shy in average to advance.
“This by far is the most grueling tournament format college bowling
has to offer,” VU Bowling Coach Jesse Gibson said. “The mental fatigue
teams experience grinding through the longest format of the year
separates the prepared and shows the true colors of a team.
“This year we dug ourselves a hole to start out which had us sitting
10th and almost 350 pins out of the cut going into Day Two. This was
attainable, but was going to require a very solid day to play catch
up. Unfortunately for every great game to make up pins came an
unforgiving 150 to slow down our efforts. Ultimately as always it came
down to spare shooting and minimizing our errors which we showed
glimpses of throughout our performance.”
VU finished the season 35th out of 179 ranked teams.
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MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports Information
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