SHU Bowling Claims Third Straight NEC Regular Season Title

SHU Bowling Claims Third Straight NEC Regular Season Title

 

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The Sacred Heart bowling team claimed its third consecutive Northeast Conference regular season title this weekend after going 3-0 Sunday to finish the second conference meet with a 9-3 record.

 

The Pioneers finished conference play with an overall record of 13-5, two matches ahead of second-place LIU Brooklyn. SHU will be the top seed at the NEC Championship, held March 23-24 in Howell, N.J. Amanda Nardiello led SHU with a 20.14 frame average over the weekend. Dominique Newton (19.65) and Courtney McGinn (19.17) each averaged over 19 pins per frame.

 

FRIDAY

Match 1: #10 Fairleigh Dickinson 989, #12 SHU 987

- Lineup: Tori Boughton, Sarah Morris, Dominique Newton, Rachel Bamford, Amanda Nardiello

- Newton led SHU with a 236.

- Nardiello shot a clean 220. Morris also was over 200, bowling a 201.

 

Match 2: #12 SHU 962, St. Francis Brooklyn 881

- Lineup: Boughton, Morris, Newton, Bamford, Nardiello

- Amanda Nardiello led SHU with a 214 against the Terriers.

- Newton shot a 200.

 

Match 3: #12 SHU 946, #18 Duquesne 833

- Lineup: Boughton, Casey Smith, Morris, Newton, Nardiello

- Boughton filled 10 frames for a 211.

- Newton shot her third 200-plus game with a 213.

 

Match 4: #12 SHU 899, Caldwell 838

- Lineup: Boughton, Smith, Rebecca Armand, Newton, Nardiello

- Nardiello was the only Pioneer to top 200 with a 213.

 

Match 5: #12 SHU 961, #16 LIU Brooklyn 870

- Lineup: Boughton, Julia Favata, Morris, Newton, Nardiello

- Nardiello (218) and Boughton (211) each went over 200.

 

SATURDAY

Match 1: #14 Saint Francis U 1,014, #12 SHU 899

- Lineup: Boughton, Morris, Bamford, Newton, Nardiello

- Morris shot a 213 in SHU's first match of the day.

 

Match 2: #12 SHU 941, #14 Saint Francis U 818

- Lineup: Boughton, Morris, Bamford, Newton, Nardiello

- Morris averaged 214 for the match.

- Nardiello posted a 203 with 10 clean frames.

 

Match 3: #16 LIU Brooklyn 963, #12 SHU 896

- Lineup: Boughton, Bamford, Newton, Morris, Nardiello

- Nardiello filled all 10 frames for a 196.

- Newton led SHU with a 225.

 

Match 4: #12 SHU 953, #18 Duquesne 847

- Lineup: Courtney McGinn, Bamford, Morris, Newton, Nardiello

- McGinn came off the bench to post a 206.

- Bamford moved into the anchor position with a 211 with 10 clean frames.

- Morris also had a 200.

 

SUNDAY

Match 1: #12 SHU 953, Caldwell 864

- Lineup: Boughton, Newton, Smith, Morris, Nardiello

- Nardiello had 12 strikes in 16 shots for a 222.

 

Match 2: #12 SHU 920, St. Francis Brooklyn 852

- Lineup: Boughton, Newton, Smith, Morris, Nardiello

- Smith had five of 10 strikes for a 200.

- Nardiello filled 10 frames from the anchor spot for a 212.

- The win over the Terriers locked up the regular season title.

 

Match 3: #12 SHU 1,059, #10 Fairleigh Dickinson 949

- Lineup: Boughton, Newton, McGinn, Smith, Nardiello

- SHU ended the weekend with its highest-scoring match

- Nardiello threw 12 strikes and had a clean 254

- Newton and McGinn each had six strikes. Newton posted a 213 with McGinn recording a 203.

 

Next Tournament

SHU will compete at the USBC Sectionals March 10-11.