Bowlers Go 4-1 In Traditional Play At Kutztown KUre Event

Right-handed bowler on downswing.
Fiona McDermott averaged 188.3 in four traditional matches at the Kutztown Bowl For the KUre on Feb. 2, 2019. (Steven R. Smith)

DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. – The Felician University women's bowling team turned in a 4-1 record during the traditional-play half of the 2019 Bowling for the KUre tournament, hosted by Kutztown University on Saturday at Jay Lanes.

The weekend was scored as two separate one-day events, with teams having the option to participate in either or both. Felician also returned for the Baker-play portion of the tournament on Sunday.

Saturday's competition called for five traditional matches, with the standings listed by total pinfall. The Golden Falcons ended up sixth out of the nine teams in attendance with a total score of 4,493 pins – a per-game average of 179.7.

Individually, sophomore right-hander Jenn Ingulli (Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township) led the Felician contingent with a five-game series of 966 (193.2 average). Fifty-six bowlers started at least one match for their team, and Ingulli's pin total was good for eighth place. It marked her second top-10 result in as many weekends. She shot 200 or better twice on Saturday, starting her day with a 237 in the Golden Falcons' 946-903 triumph over Chestnut Hill College.

Two other Golden Falcons were entered to start all five matches. Junior right-hander Nicole Aumack (Brick, N.J./Brick Township) shot 945 (189.0), including games of 211 and 232, and placed 11th. Junior righty Kristine Verbeke (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley) finished 15th after firing 926 (185.2) with a high of 198. Junior righty Fiona McDermott (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South) averaged 188.3 over four starts and ended up 32nd in the individual standings.

Felician surpassed 900 in each of its first three matches. After defeating Chestnut Hill, the Golden Falcons followed with victories over Daemen College, 950-870, and Roberts Wesleyan College, 907-852. Felician's score slipped in Match 4, but it still came away with an 849-641 win over St. Thomas Aquinas College. Division-I Saint Francis College-Brooklyn stood between the Golden Falcons and a perfect day, nabbing a 906-841 victory over Felician in Match 5.

No team went unbeaten on the day; Saint Francis joined Felician at 4-1, and Roberts Wesleyan was 3-1 plus a bye. Molloy College, despite its 3-2 record, led the field in total pinfall at 4,771 (190.8 average). The Lions were boosted by their 1,121 (224.2 average) in their Match 3 victory over Chestnut Hill.

Chestnut Hill's Christina Del Vecchio was the tournament Most Valuable Player. Her five-game series of 1,034 edged Molloy's Jennifer Bisogno by two pins and Saint Francis' Victoria Hollywood by three.