Sunday, March 21, 2010
Even with a new coach, the results remain the same for the Delaware State Lady Hornets Bowling team as they are the two time MEAC Tournament Bowling Champions.
The Lady Hornets were the number one seed in the MEAC Bowling Tournament with wins over Bethune Cookman (first round), Norfolk State (second round), University of Maryland Eastern Shore (third round).
In the championship round, both teams went back and forth in Baker play. Tied at three games, the Lady Hawks topped DSU 206-205 to force another match in the double-elimination bracket.
With everything on the line, the lady hornets didn't panic as both teams went back and forth again until the fifth and decided match has started. It appears to be a best of three as the lady hornets won the fifth match but UMES refused to quick to win the sixth match and forced a the seventh and final match.
Lady Hornets dug deep and pull off the victory in the final match to the MEAC Tournament Champions.
I am so proud of the lady hornets for what they accomplish this year. Also for new coach Ricki Williams-Ellison its was a wonderful start to her coaching career during her first year as lady hornets bowling coach.
Now the lady hornets are heading for the NCAA Bowling Tournament for the second straight year whoever their opponent is, the Lady Hornets will be ready to pick up where they left off. Last year, the lady hornets posted their first NCAA tournament victory and went on to the final four only to lose in the semi-finals to national champion Nebraska.
This year the lady will be stinging down pins and bowling for strikes in en route to hopefully become National Champions.
Stingers: The Hornets are the third team to win back-to-back MEAC bowling titles in the 11-year history of the tournament, joining Maryland-Eastern Shore (2005-08) and North Carolina A&T (2001-04).
This also marks the first time that a Delaware State team in any sport has captured consecutive MEAC championships since women's indoor track & field earned five straight titles from 1984 to 1988.
Once again congratulations to the Delaware State Lady Bowling team for becoming MEAC Bowling Tournament Champions. Good luck in the NCAA Tournament. HORNETS!!!