NEW CASTLE, Del. – Felician University sophomore right-hander Jenn Ingulli (Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township) and junior righty Nicole Aumack (Brick, N.J./Brick Township) were selected to the All-Tournament team of the Northeast Region Season Ender women's bowling event, co-hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University and Wilmington (Del.) University on Saturday and Sunday at Bowlerama.
As the name implied, the two-day tournament marked the end of regular-season play for all six teams involved. Felician was one of three East Coast Conference members in the field who will next compete in the Fourth Annual ECC Championship Tournament on Mar. 22-24 in Reading, Pa.
The tournament format called for each team to face two randomly selected opponents first in a traditional match, then in a five-game Baker match, on Saturday. Entrants then finished Day 1 with a fifth traditional match versus a third different opponent. The teams were seeded based on total pinfall into a playoff bracket for three Baker best-of-7 matches on Sunday. Felician was in third place after Saturday before settling for fourth in the final results.
The individual results were determined by total pins during Saturday's three traditional matches. Thirty-six players made at least one start, with 23 of them competing in all three. Ingulli shot 640 (203-279-158) and finished fourth, while Aumack was fifth with 631 (235-225-171) to nab the final all-Tournament spot by four pins.
During the Golden Falcons' 1053-791 traditional victory over Norfolk State University, Ingulli started with a strike and a spare, then rolled nine consecutive strikes before filling with a nine-count for a 279 game. She set the school record for high traditional game, surpassing Aumack's 266 from earlier this season at Caldwell University. Felician's 1053 was also a school record. The Golden Falcons had only shot more than 1,000 twice previously, both at Sacred Heart University on Oct. 21, 2017.
Felician won 3 of its 5 dual matches on Saturday, including a pair of victories over Norfolk State. The Golden Falcons began Sunday with a six-game playoff victory over Wilmington, setting up a matchup with No. 8 nationally-ranked Fairleigh Dickinson. The Knights turned out a total of 903 in their 4-0 sweep, and Felician dropped another 4-0 decision to Wilmington in the third-place match to end its stay at the event.
The Golden Falcons averaged 190.8 over both formats on Saturday and 187.9 per Baker game on Sunday. Felician senior lefty Kaitlyn Buck (Farmingdale, N.J./Howell) finished 12th in the individual standings (200-187-199—586) and freshman righty Kaitlyn Lowey (Fords, N.J./Union Catholic) was 14th (209-174-175—558).
No. 7-ranked University of Maryland-Eastern Shore defeated FDU, four games to one, in the championship match. Both teams were 6-2 in dual matches for the tournament. FDU's Jenna Henderson was the event's Most Valuable Player (247-242-256—745).
Felician ends the fifth regular season in program history with a won-lost record of 43-58.