Women's Bowling Captures Fourth NEC Championship

Women's Bowling Captures Fourth NEC Championship

HAMILTON, NJ–– The Sacred Heart women's bowling team defeated Mount St. Mary's to clinch the program's fourth NEC Championship title and its first since the 2015-16 season. With the win, the Pioneers earn an automatic bid to the National Collegiate Bowling Championship, in Cleveland, Ohio from April 11-13. 

With the win, the Pioneers are guaranteed to be one of the 12 teams competeting for the National Collegiate Bowling Championship. Of the 12 teams, four will receive automatic bids to the championship, while the remaining eight teams will face-off in head-to-head matches. The four winners will advance to the National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship held from April 11-13 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Pioneers will know their seeding after the NCAA Selection Show, which will take place Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m.

Sacred Heart finished the weekend perfect, winning all of their Mega Matches. The Pioneers earned a 4-3 win in the best-of-7 baker match, to swing the mega match to their favor. SHU dropped the opening traditional team match, 914-900. SHU entered the final game of the five-game backer series with a two-pin advantage and the quint baker match was hanging in the balance when the Pioneers anchor, Rachel Bamford, punched out the 10th frame to clinch the win. That victory evened the mega match and forced the best-of-7 baker that gave SHU the championship.

Match 7 (Sunday) *Double Elimination

Team Traditional

Mount St. Mary's- 914 SHU-900

Lineup- Rebecca Armand, Rachel Bamford, Tori Boughton, Julia Favata, Colby Jones


Quint Baker

SHU-935 Mount St. Mary's- 911

Match 1

Mount St. Mary's-180 SHU-173

Match 2

Mount St. Mary's-173 SHU-168

Match 3

SHU-205 Mount St. Mary's-194

Match 4

SHU-166 Mount St. Mary's-163

Match 5

SHU-223 Mount St. Mary's-201


Best-of-7 Baker (Tiebreaker)

Match 1

SHU-216 Mount St. Mary's-167

Match 2

Mount St. Mary's-234 SHU-182

Match 3

SHU-176 Mount St. Mary's-168

Match 4

Mount St. Mary's-176 SHU-170

Match 5

Mount St. Mary's-235 SHU-211

Match 6

SHU-210 Mount St. Mary's-207

Match 7

SHU-211 Mount St. Mary's-193