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Huskers Finish Seventh at Prairie View A&M Invitational

By NU Athletic Communications

Arlington, Texas- The top ranked Nebraska Bowling Team finished in seventh place at the Prairie View A&M Invitational after defeating Fairleigh Dickinson in the best-of-seven Baker format championship tournament Sunday at the International Training and Research Center.

The Cornhuskers finished the weekend with a total pinfall of 11,092 and a record of 8-5.

Senior Kelly Belzeski finished in eighth place overall in the individual standings with a strong average of 220.2. Junior Meghan Straub finished 20th overall with her average of 212.5.

The Huskers played one traditional match Sunday morning against No. 25 Prairie View A&M, which the Huskers won, 976-790. The victory put them in sixth-place overall going in to Sunday’s bracket-play championship tournament, in which each team played best-of-seven Baker matches.

In their first tournament match, Huskers fell to Stephen F. Austin, 4-2, sending Nebraska to play No. 10 Farleigh Dickinson for seventh place.

The Huskers swept Farleigh Dickenson 4-0 (245-217, 221-210, 267-163, 195-183) for the seventh-place finish.

The Huskers will return to the lanes next Friday through Sunday at the Crusader Classic in Chicago, Ill.


Prairie View A&M Invitational Final Standings

  1. McKendree
  2. Arkansas State 
  3. Sam Houston State 
  4. Vanderbilt  5.
  5. Stephen F. Austin
  6.  Sacred Heart 
  7. Nebraska
  8. Fairleigh Dickinson 
  9. North Carolina A&T 
  10. Prairie View A&M 
  11.  Maryland Eastern Shore 
  12.  Louisiana Tech



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