READING, Pa. – Senior right-hander Nicole Aumack (Brick, N.J./Brick Township) shot the second-highest traditional-format five-game series in the history of the Felician University women's bowling program during the Traditional Event of the Bud Whitman Memorial, hosted by Chestnut Hill College on Sunday at Berks Lanes.
This weekend marked the first official dates of competition nationwide for NCAA Women's Bowling. The Bud Whitman Memorial was staged as two separate one-day tournaments. Sunday's format consisted of five traditional team matches, with total pinfall determining the team standings.
Aumack felled 1,022 pins for the day, a per-game average of 204.4. In the six-year history of the Golden Falcons, that total trails only the 1,078 of Kristen Keller at Sacred Heart University on Oct. 21, 2017. Aumack also joined Keller as the only Felician bowlers to ever shoot 1,000+ twice in a career.
The event's individual standings were also based on total pins, and 86 bowlers started at least one of their team's matches. Aumack, whose individual games were 217-178-209-223-195, ended the day in ninth place.
Two other Golden Falcons started all five matches. Sophomore right-hander Natalie Swindell (Beachwood, N.J./Toms River South) shot 923 (184.6 average) and placed 26th, while junior righty Jenn Ingulli (Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township) was 36th with 881 (176.2).
Felician turned in a 2-3 won-lost record in its dual matches, with the victories coming over Mount Aloysius College to start the day and versus Howard University in Match 3. Among the setbacks was a narrow 944-922 loss to No. 24 nationally-ranked Long Island University. For the weekend in Reading, the Golden Falcons went 3-7.
The Golden Falcons' 4,306 pins (172.2) average left them in 12th place out of 13 teams. They finished 28 pins behind 11th-place Howard and 176 ahead of Bloomfield College.
For the second day in a row, No. 20 Duquesne University captured the team championship. The Dukes averaged 202.0 and were the only team to post a 5-0 dual record. Their 5,049 pins were 15 better than runner-up No. 21 Mount Saint Mary's (Md.) University. Duquesne's Olivia Farrell shot 1,092 and was named tournament MVP.
Felician is back in action at the Mount Shootout, hosted by Mount Saint Mary's, on Oct. 19-20 in Frederick, Md.