NSU Finishes Tied For First at MEAC South Meet

Courtesy: Courtesy of NSU Sports Information
          Release: 11/14/2016
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Courtesy: Courtesy of NSU Sports Information

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The No. 23 Norfolk State bowling team posted a 4-2 record and finished in a tie for first place over the weekend at the first MEAC Southern Divisional of the year. NSU hosted three other teams from the South at the AMF Lanes in Chesapeake on Saturday and Sunday.

The Spartans tied No. 8 North Carolina A&T State for first place in the division, the first of three that will be held this season. The two squads split their two meetings over the weekend to set themselves up for the second divisional in December.

The Spartans also fell to Florida A&M, which tallied a 3-3 record over the course of two days. Bethune-Cookman rounded out the standings with a 1-5 mark.

The Spartans knocked off North Carolina A&T State on Saturday to begin the tournament, 910-862. NSU got 200 games from junior Briana Gardner, sophomore Alexa Rodriguez and freshman Aubrey Conrad to earn the win. The Spartans next fell to Florida A&M, 826-811, before wrapping up play with a 903-859 triumph over Bethune-Cookman.

Rodriguez carried the second-highest average at the tournament at 204.7, hitting the 200 mark in all three games. Conrad had a 205 in addition to a 223 and averaged 199.0 to finish fourth behind B-CU’s Ivory Miles (214.3), Rodriguez and N.C. A&T State’s MacKenzie Robinson (202.7). Gardner, meanwhile, posted a 178.0 average in all three games as well.

Junior Meagan Marciano, sophomore Yarelis Burgos and freshman Jasmin Whitaker each competed in two games as well on Saturday for the Spartans.

On Sunday, the Aggies had three 200 games and got a measure of revenge over NSU in their 1,002-822 victory, the last of the three games on the day. Prior to that loss, NSU defeated Bethune-Cookman, 917-818, and Florida A&M, 881-789.

NSU will next compete this weekend at the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Classic from Friday through Sunday.

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