Bowling Beats #5 Host Vanderbilt On Day Two in the Music City

Bowling Beats #5 Host Vanderbilt On Day Two in the Music City

SMYRNA, Tenn. (March 18, 2017) – The no. 20 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University women's bowling team competed in day two of the Music City Classic hosted by Vanderbilt University on Saturday.

Through the second day of competition, the Ravens have combined to go 3-7 and currently hold a 50-41 (.549) record on the year. The Ravens remain in 26th place with a total pinfall of 8,616 which averages to 172.3 per match.

For the second straight day, Arkansas State University (9-1, 10,155) and McKendree University remain at the first and second spots in the team standings. Host Vanderbilt jumped into third place with an 8-2 mark and a pinfall of 9,904. Fairleigh Dickinson fell three spots to sixth place.

The Ravens were victorious in only one match on Saturday, a 939-865 win against no. 5 nationally-ranked Vanderbilt University. Junior Jessica Davies (Cape Coral, Fla.) and teammate Jessica Marcure (Attleboro, Mass.) recorded the two highest scores in the Raven win as they rolled a 198 and 192 respectively. Senior Colleen Kelly (Quincy, Mass.) notched the highest tally of the day in the setback to no. 7 nationally-ranked Stephen F. Austin as she bowled a 205.

Davies and Kelly ranked first and second in total pinfall for the squad on day two while freshman Jenna Harrington (Barneveld, N.Y.) knocked down 847 pins in five starts.   

The Ravens will bowl tomorrow against Lincoln Memorial University in the final day of competition. 

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