Tulane Bowling seeks redemption in Hawk Classic tournament

Chandler Daddario, Associate Sports Editor

Ranked No. 19, Tulane Green Wave bowling will compete in its final fall tournament in the Hawk Classic Friday through Sunday in Millsboro, Delaware. 

The team looks to complete a strong fall performance with a final tournament win and carry the momentum into the rest of the season.

After finishing 18th at the Farleigh Dickinson University New Jersey Jamboree, Tulane went into the Crusaders Classic striving to do better. Finishing 10th, the bowling team hit down 12,437 pins and had a total pin average of 177.7 per game. Danyn Terry placed 20th on the individual leaderboard, leading the Green Wave with a 189.20 pin average.

Following Danyn was Sarah Forton with a 181.20 pin average and Michelle Ng with 184.00. 

“Danyn was the standout this tournament as she made quality shots in the lead off position in team games,” head coach Hayley Veitch said. “We need a weekend off from tournaments to refocus and bring back our competitive fight, which we lacked this time around.”

This group went 5-8 on the weekend. The bowling squad struggled throughout the tournament.

The Green Wave placed itself in a difficult situation to recuperate from when it finished 2-3 on Friday as Vanderbilt had swept all of its matches. 

Saturday produced the same results and placed Tulane in the 7th to 10th bracket on Sunday. The bowling squad defeated Monmouth, 4-3, but then lost to the tournament host No. 15 Valparaiso University, 4-3.

The Green Wave concluded the Crusader Classic with a rematch loss against Monmouth to finish in 10th place.

With the trip to Delaware quickly approaching, the Green Wave is ready to strike and improve in the ranks. 

“It is never easy to go to back-to-back tournaments as there is little recovery and preparation time,” Veitch said. “The ladies know what they need to do to stay competitive.”