FREDERICK, Md. – Felician University women's bowling senior Nicole Aumack (Brick, N.J./Brick Township) was named to the All-Tournament team of the Mount Shootout, hosted by Mount St. Mary's (Md.) University on Saturday and Sunday at Terrace Lanes.
Felician (8-11) defeated two nationally-ranked opponents during Sunday's Baker play. The Golden Falcons completed the weekend in 11th place out of 16 teams and with a dual-match record of 5-4.
The format for the two-day event called for five traditional team games on Saturday and two five-game Baker matches on Sunday morning. The teams were then ranked by total pinfall and seeded into a playoff bracket for two best-of-seven Baker matches.
The tournament's individual results were determined solely by Saturday's traditional play. The top five bowlers who started at least four matches constituted the all-tournament team. Aumack completed all five games for Felician and shot 993, the ninth-highest five-game series in the six-year history of the Golden Falcon program. She finished fourth in the final results; 102 bowlers started at least one match.
Sophomore Natalie Swindell (Beachwood, N.J./Toms River South) was the only other Felician bowler to be inserted into the lineup for all five traditional matches. Swindell shot 852, with a high game of 189, and placed 40th.
The Golden Falcons sat in 12th place after Saturday's action, averaging 168.9 for the day. Felician went 2-3 in dual matches, completing the afternoon with a 987-979 win over Saint Francis College-Brooklyn. Led by a 226 from junior Jenn Ingulli (Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township) and Aumack's 224, the 987 ranks No. 5 on the Felician all-time list for team traditional single games.
Felician got off to a hot start Sunday in Baker play, earning a victory over No. 16 nationally-ranked Saint Francis (Pa.) University before edging the No. 19-ranked and host Mountaineers, 915-906. The Golden Falcons were swept by Saint Francis-Pa., 4-0 in a position-round playoff match before concluding the tournament with a 4.5-2.5 triumph over Chestnut Hill College.
Aumack led Felician in Baker frame average on Sunday with a 19.88 figure, followed by Swindell's 18.73.
No. 23 Youngstown State University emerged victorious, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to earn a seven-game win over No. 20 Duquesne University in Sunday's championship match. Wilmington (Del.) university and No. 15 Delaware State University rounded out the top four. Youngstown State's Emma Wrenn was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after totaling 1,081 pins on Saturday.
Felician competes for the third consecutive weekend when it makes the short trip to Rockaway, N.J. for the Cougar Classic, hosted by 2019 East Coast Conference champion Caldwell University, on Oct. 25-27.