LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Midland University’s women’s bowling team came away as the top team at the Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational on Tuesday while the men finished ninth. This was the first of two tournaments in Las Vegas, Nevada before the holiday break.
After qualifying 2nd, the Lady Warriors were nearly perfect in bracket play. They swept Baker University in the quarterfinals, 3-0. In the semifinals against Calumet College they dropped the first set by four pins before taking the next three for the 3-1 win top set up a matchup with Webber International in the championship. Midland wasn’t challenged at all by the top-seeded Webber as they dominated all three games for the sweep and the Tier 1 tournament title.
The Midland men had a strong showing during the nine rounds of qualifying, placing 5th heading into bracketed games. In their opening matchup though they fell behind West Texas A&M after two games before falling 3-1, placing them in a tie for 9th place.
Individually Brittany Schnicke bowled a 231.7 average and was the top female bowler of the tournament. She was named to the all-tournament team while teammate Candice Goldfinch (209.3) placed 8th and just missed individual honors.
For the men, Morgan Moore rolled 232.8 average to tie for 3rd place as an individual. He was named to the all-tournament team with his performance. Also helping pace the Warriors was Kolby Crowell (227.6) who placed 9th.