Wilmington, Del. (Nov. 11, 2018) --- Delaware State is fifth in the 2018-19 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings after the first league round-up of its 11 bowling women’s bowling teams at Pleasant Hill Lanes. The Hornets posted a 7-3 won-loss record with a total pinfall of 8,869 in five traditional and five Baker games.

The meet, along with a second gathering of the teams scheduled for next February in North Carolina, will determine the six schools that will compete in the 2019 MEAC Championship Tournament.  

The University of Alabama–Birmingham (UAB), an associate member of the MEAC for bowling, holds the top spot in the standings with 9-1 weekend record. Defending MEAC Tournament champ North Carolina A&T is second  at 8-2. Maryland-Eastern Shore is third, also with an 8-2 record, and led all teams in total pinfall at 8,984.

Monmouth, also a new associate member of the MEAC for bowling, is tied with Delaware State at 7-3 although the Hawks are ahead of the Hornets in fourth place due to its Saturday win over DSU in a traditional contest.

Coppin State is in sixth place, three games behind Delaware State in the standings.

The Hornets posted a 4-2 record in Saturday’s traditional matches, defeating Howard, Coppin State, Maryland-Eastern Shore and Norfolk State, while falling to UAB and Monmouth.

In Sunday’s Baker matches, Delaware State upended Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman and Morgan State before a loss to North Carolina A&T.

Individually, senior Olivia Laird had the top single game and combined score for the Hornets. Laird led DSU with a total pinfall of 1106 in six games (186.0 avg. ), highlighted by a team-best score of 224.      

Alexis Neuer was second on the Hornets with a total pinfall of 1106 (181.3 avg.).

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