The 2nd ranked Nebraska women’s bowling team completed the qualifying round of the 2014 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. The Huskers compiled a 2-5 record, giving them the sixth overall seed heading into Friday’s double-elimination match play.
The Huskers will start Friday mornings competition facing off against third seeded Vanderbilt, a rematch of last year’s National Championship Match.
NU opened up Thursday’s competition losing to Vanderbilt, 1031-1011. The Huskers picked up their first win of the day beating Central Missouri 1053-1019. The Huskers dropped two consecutive games to end the first round of qualifying games.
NU lost to Fairleigh Dickinson University 969-919 in their third game of the day, and then faced off with top-ranked Arkansas State, losing 1024-1015. Nebraska opened up the second qualifying round beating Sam Houston State 1019-937. NU then faced Wisconsin-Whitewater losing 1004-975.
Here’s a great article from NCAA.com on coach Bill Straub who is back with the team after a near death experience earlier this year.