Panthers Finish Fourth In AMCC Round Robin, Qualify For Championship Tournament

Panthers Finish Fourth In AMCC Round Robin, Qualify For Championship Tournament

NEW JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's bowling team finished fourth in the second AMCC Round Robin to earn the No. 4 seed in the conference championship tournament Sunday.

"Great effort this weekend," Head Coach Gregg Hoover said. "Finished fourth overall. The girls had their destiny in their hands and came through big. Finished on a huge 832 game."

The Panthers finished the event 4-3 to improve to 7-7 overall in conference play and secure the fourth and final spot in the double-elimination conference tournament.

Medaille went 6-1 and captured the win in the event to secure the No. 1 seed (13-1).

Mount Aloysius tied with Medaille at 6-1 but lost a tiebreaker to finish second. The Mounties will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament after going 11-3 overall in AMCC action this season.

After a 5-2 performance this weekend to finish 11-3 overall, Saint Vincent will join Medaille, Mount Aloysius and Pitt-Bradford in the AMCC Tournament as the No. 3 seed.

Saturday, Pitt-Bradford went 2-2, falling to Medaille (911-711), defeating Saint Vincent (751-746), beating Penn State-Altoona (696-628) and falling to New Jersey City (838-728).

Then on Sunday, the Panthers went 2-1, defeating Penn State-Behrend (764-645), earned a win against Hilbert in the 'bye' position (705 toward total pinfall) and narrowly fell to Mount Aloysius with a hefty score (839-832).

Kelsey Hammons put up the Panthers' team high on Saturday with a lofty 198 during game four. She also rolled a 188 in the opening contest.

Saturday, Bryce Holm rolled a 181 during game two to aid the Panthers' efforts.

Then on Sunday, Abbie Buerkle rolled a 193 to power the Panthers' 832 effort against Mount Aloysius.

Up next, Pitt-Bradford will compete in the AMCC Tournament in Beaver Falls, Pa., from March 22-24. It will be a double elimination tournament using the mega match format.

Round Robin #2
1. MED 6-1 (MED d. MAC head to head)
2. MAC 6-1 
3. SVC 5-2
4. UPB 4-3
5. BEH 3-4
6. PSA 2-5 (PSA d. NJC head to head)
7. NJC 2-5
8. HIL 0-7 (conference forfeit losses)
Final Regular Season Standings
1. MED 13-1
2. MAC 11-3 (MAC & SVC split head to head, MAC seeded higher based on TPF for both round robins combined, 1945 vs. 1757) *
3. SVC 11-3 *
4. UPB 7-7
5. NJC 6-8
6. PSA 4-10
7. BEH 3-11
8. HIL 1-13