@DuqBowling Rolls to Virginia Union Invitational Title
Kelsey Hackbart (far left) and Cassidy Powers (next to Hackbart) were named to the Virginia Union Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Nov. 5, 2017

Virginia Union Invitational Results

PITTSBURGH - No. 25 Duquesne led from start to finish in posting an impressive win at the Virginia Union Invitational in Midlothian, Va. over the weekend.

The Dukes averaged 189.1 - just over 16 pins better than the nearest competitor - in posting a 9,453 total (4,686 Baker and 4,767 Traditional) on Friday and Saturday. DU set a team Baker record in a 1049-803 win over Virginia Union on Friday, and followed that with a team traditional game record of 1047, in a 1047-737 win over Coppin State on Saturday.

Cassidy Powers (198.8), Kelsey Hackbart (193.8) and Megan Cook (193.8) finished fourth and tied for fifth overall. Freshman Olivia Farwell's 190.6 average ranked eighth overall. Powers and Hackbart earned spots on the All-Tournament Team.

Duquesne, seeded No. 1 for the Championship round, defeated second-seed Saint Peter's, No. 10 Chowan and No. 3 Mount Aloysius to wrap up the title on Sunday. Duquesne jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the final match, only to see Mt. Aloysius answer with three-straight wins to force a game seven. The teams went back and forth in the final game before Cook and freshman Sarah Kirkpatrick both posted strikes in the 6th and 7th frames to put the Dukes ahead for good.

DU finished the three-day event 12-1 (5-0 Baker, 4-1 Traditional and 3-0 Championship), with the lone loss coming by eight pins to Virginia State in a traditional match on Saturday.

"It was a great weekend as the team led from start to finish," said head coach Jody Fetterhoff. We've never been in that position before, so it was great to see people step up and throw great shots when we needed them."

FRIDAY BAKER MATCH SCORES (5-0)

Game 1
#25 Duquesne 959, Saint Peter's 827

Game 2
#25 Duquesne 980, Elizabeth City State 657

Game 3
#25 Duquesne 845, New Jersey City 788

Game 4
#25 Duquesne 853, Bowie State 629

Game 5
#25 Duquesne 1049, Virginia Union 803

SATURDAY TRADITIONAL MATCH SCORES (4-1)

Game 6
#25 Duquesne 926, Chowan 593
Cassidy Powers (205) and Kelsey Hackbart (194) paced the Dukes in the opening win.

Game 7
Virginia State 890, #25 Duquesne 882
Powers leads DU with a 196.

Game 8
#25 Duquesne 1047, Coppin State 737
Five Dukes top 200 in the same game for the first time - Powers (220), Olivia Farwell (208), Lauren Mayberry (207), Hackbart (206) & Megan Cook (206) - as the team rolls a program-best 1047.

Game 9
Duquesne 900, Mount Aloysius 884
Powers once again leads the team (193) and Cook and Farwell add a 187 and 184 respectively for the Dukes.

Game 10
#25 Duquesne 1012, Saint Peter's 824
Farwell rolls a team weekend-best 235 and Hackbart (220) and Cook (209) top 200 in the win.

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET SCORES (3-0)

First Round
No. 1 seed Duquesne vs. No. 2 seed Saint Peter's
W, 4-0
Scores: 212-184 / 219-184 / 168-151 / 214-146

Second Round
No. 1 seed Duquesne vs. No. 10 seed Chowan
W, 4-1
Scores: 189-134 / 186-111 / 123-159 / 157-98 / 161-96

Position Round
No. 1 seed Duquesne vs. No. 3 seed Mount Aloysius
W, 5-2
Scores: 216-138 / 198-149 / 206-168 / 190-216 / 136-185 / 158-159 / 220-187

 

 

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