Bowlers Finish Right In The Middle Of Molloy Invite Field

Right-handed female bowler in stance.
(Photo of Natalie Swindell by Steven R. Smith)

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The Felician University women's bowling team continued its winning ways of late on Saturday, posting a 3-1 dual-match record during the Molloy College Invitational, hosted by the Lions at Farmingdale Lanes.

The tournament was the first of twin one-day events being hosted by Molloy this weekend. Five 5-game Baker matches were contested on Saturday, with the first four opponents determined by random draw and the fifth a position round.

The final team standings were determined by total pinfall, and the Golden Falcons fell squarely in the middle of the seven team field, ending up fourth. With 4,449 pins – an average of 178.0 per Baker game – Felician fell just one pin shy of the host Lions for third place. The Golden Falcons were 111 pins ahead of fifth-place Bloomfield College

Individually, senior Nicole Aumack (Brick, N.J/Brick Township) led Felician with a frame average of 18.46. Sophomore Natalie Swindell (Beachwood, N.J./Toms River South) turned in an 18.42 figure, and junior Jenn Ingulli (Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township) averaged 18.20 per Baker frame.

After drawing a bye to start the day, Felician earned comfortable victories over Molloy and Caldwell University. The Golden Falcons eked out a 910-901 win over Medaille College before dropping a re-match with Molloy in Match 5.

No. 20 nationally-ranked Adelphi University claimed the championship with 4,795 pins.

Felician (40-41) has won 12 of its last 16 dual matches.

Felician and the rest of the field returns to Farmingdale on Sunday for five more 5-game Baker matches during the Molloy Baker Challenge.