Jan. 20, 2018
READING, Pennsylvania -
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore returned to the lanes a little rusty for the KU Invitational at Heister Lanes in Reading, Pennsylvania finishing Day 1 with a 3-1 record, but in 12th place.
Sophomore Brigitte Jacobs (Freeport, Illinois) and junior Danielle August (Mililani, Hawaii) led the way for the Hawks (38-20, 12-4 MEAC) which finished with a five-game total of 4,957 (198.3 per game).
"Day 1 had its ups and downs," head coach Kayla Bandy said. "We had a solid performance from Brigitte and Danielle."
Eastern Shore topped Sam Houston State 944-930 to open play, then tossed a 1,0005 bye.
The next match saw The Shore top Youngstown State 1,073-920, followed by a 1,039-981 win against Tulane before the Hawks dropped the final match to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rival Norfolk State 916-896.
"We had intermittent excellence from Alexandra (Hernandez), Jackie (Rhoda), and Cayla (Hicks)," Bandy said. "Brigitte's shot making was the best I have seen since she won the Teen Masters before she came to us. Tomorrow (Jan. 20), we look to put together a consistent block, controlling the pocket and making spares."
The Hawks had not been on the lanes for competition since they finished second at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference North No. 2 Meet on Dec 3.
Day 2 will feature five traditional matches.
For more information on Eastern Shore Athletics visit http://www.easternshorehawks.com/ .