VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Bowie State University women's bowling under the leadership of head coach Andrew Campbell, captured its fifth straight CIAA Championship on Sunday afternoon, defeating Fayetteville State University 4-2. The win also marks Bowie State's ninth overall CIAA Crown (2005, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018). The Bulldogs won the double-elimination tournament by scores of 135-165, 177-190, 152-136, 154-147,190-187 and 191-180.
Bowie State went undefeated in Saturday’s (3/23) opening rounds, defeating Livingstone 4-0, Virginia State 4-3 and Virginia Union 4-1 and had to wait to see who would be their opponent in the Championship Round.
Well, it came as no surprise the Bulldogs would end of facing southern division champion Fayetteville State Broncos for all the marbles. The Broncos rolled to a game one victory over the Bulldogs with a score of 151-137 to open round six.
After tying at the 4th frame, 44-all, the Bulldogs battled back with three strikes in the final frame for a 145-133 game two win.
Despite the group of strikes rolled by the Bulldogs, the Broncos took control of game three with a winning score of 182-147. FSU maintained their momentum for a game four victory, rolling to a score of 128-113.
Four consecutive strikes by FSU in frames 2-5 gave the Broncos an early edge over the BSU. The Bulldogs maintained its composure and worked back into the game to claim a 194-181 victory over FSU.
The Broncos took game six with a score of 200-173 for the overall 4-2 round six victory. The Bulldogs verses Broncos matchup continued for another round in the double elimination tournament.
Battling for the championship title, FSU dominated the lanes in game one with a score of 165-135. The Broncos kept their energy for a game 2 with 190-177 win over the Bulldogs.
Bowie State relied on spares in game three to give them a 152-136 win over FSU. Tying the game 110-all in the 7th frame, the Bulldogs battled to take game four, 154-147.
With the match tied two-all, the stakes were high in game five for both teams. Despite five consecutive strikes in frames 3-7 for Fayetteville State, the final frame was vital as Bowie State edged the Broncos 190-187 game five.
Game six came down to the final frame. The Bulldogs battled to the end, taking a 191-180 win over the Broncos, claiming the 2019 CIAA Championship Title
Senior Diamond Carter (Buffalo, N.Y.) and freshman Cayla Snowden (Parkville, Md.) were selected to the All-Tournament Team. Carter was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Championships for the second year in a row.
Brittany Worthy (Fayetteville State)
Cayla Snowden (Bowie State)
Amaree Durfee (Virginia Union)
Diamond Carter, (Bowie State)
Ariel Haith (Virginia State)
~BSU Sports Information