Hawks stay hot into Day 2 of Classic
MILLSBORO, Del. — The Maryland Eastern Shore bowling team headed into Day 2 of the Hawk Classic in second place and looking to maintain their late momentum from Friday. It all could have been derailed, in the second match of the day against Monmouth.
Entering the second frame, the lane broke down and it took a 20-minute delay for the technician to fix the problem.
The Shore’s bowlers could have lost focus. They could have gotten frustrated.
It was in fact the only match the team lost on the day as they finished 6-1 on the day, but the strong 952 in the loss contributed to the full day total pinfall of 5,928 and their second-place standing heading into the final day of competition.
Graduate student Thashaina Seraus amassed a total pinfall of 1,366 which included 220, 200, 244, 269, 220 and 213. She averaged an amazing 227.67 in six matches and led all competitors on Day 2.
The Hawks picked up wins against Alabama-Birmingham, St. Francis University (Pa), Long Island University Brooklyn, Franklin Pierce and St. Francis College Brooklyn.
Junior Melanie Copey also had a big day bowling in the middle of the lineup. She posted games of 245, 179, 205, 190, 186, 230 to finish in 13th place on the day.
With the depth that the Hawks boast, any member of the squad could see their role change from day-to-day or game-to-game and that has happened several times over the first two days of the Hawk Classic.
Competition opens at 8:25 a.m. on Sunday in bracket play with teams playing head-to-head best four of seven baker matches.