Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers In the Lead Heading Into Final Day of Track Kat Klash

By NU Athletic Communications

Houston, Texas. – After two days of competition at the Track Kat Klash, the second-ranked Nebraska bowling team is in first place overall with a record of 8-2 and a total pinfall of 9,988, as the Cornhuskers went 4-1 in five traditional matches on Saturday. 

The Huskers began their day with a victory over No. 7 Maryland Eastern Shore by a score of 998-976. The Big Red then continued their strong play to beat No. 1 McKendree, 1,021-952.

In the third match of the day, the Huskers fell to No. 5 Sam Houston State, 982-946.

The Huskers rebounded quickly to beat Grambling State, 981-618.

Nebraska finished its day with a win, as the Huskers took down Louisiana Tech, 1,029-1,010.

Junior Meghan Straub finished second place individually with an average of 218.2. Senior Kelly Belzeski and sophomore Amanda Morgan also finished in the top-20 individually. Belzeski finished 13th  with an average of 202, while Morgan took 15th after posting an average of 200.6.

Top-ranked McKendree is second overall with a total pinfall of 9,795. Arkansas State is third, while Maryland Eastern Shore rounds out the top four. 

The Huskers will face McKendree in the opening round of the best-of-seven Baker format championship tournament on Sunday morning at 8:20 a.m. (CT). The winner of the match will go on to play in the championship final and the loser will go on to play the winner of the Arkansas State-Maryland Eastern Shore match for a spot in the final.

Track Kat Klash Overall Standings (Pinfall after two days of competition) 

  1. No. 2 Nebraska (9,988)
  2. No. 1 McKendree (9,795)
  3. No.3 Arkansas State (9,685)
  4. No. 7 Maryland Eastern Shore (9,564)
  5. No. 5 Sam Houston State (9,513)
  6. No. 6 Stephen F. Austin (9,495)
  7. No. 4 Vanderbilt (9,489)
  8. No. 12 Delaware State (9,444)
  9. No. 10 Central Missouri (9,401)
  10. No. 17 Tulane (9,368)
  11. Louisiana Tech (RV) (9,112)
  12. No. 19 Alabama-Birmingham (9,076)
  13. No. 18 North Carolina A&T (9,018)
  14. Maryville (8,885)
  15. No. 24 Youngstown State (8,818)
  16. No. 20 Prairie View A&M (8,814)
  17. Alabama State (RV) (8,677)
  18. Texas Southern (8,650)
  19. Jackson State (8,457)
  20. Southern (8,177)
  21. Grambling State (6,539)




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