March 15, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Fayetteville State women's bowling team posted a 4-1 record on Friday afternoon during day one of the CIAA Southern Divisional Meet III held at Lafayette Bowling Lanes. The Lady Broncos won their final four matches of the day after dropping the opener against Saint Augustine's. Crystal Mujica (So., Fayetteville, NC) led FSU with a 193 average.
The Lady Broncos tallied 4,323 total pins on day one which led all teams in the Southern Division. Mujica was one of three FSU players to bowl over a 200 on the day; she recorded a 223 against Winston-Salem State and 210 against Johnson C. Smith. Kiara Reid (Sr., Rocky Mount, NC) bowled a 204 against Johnson C. Smith and Megan Maynor (So., Fayetteville, NC) added a 203 in a win over Livingstone. Reid finished with the second-highest average at 181.40 followed by Ashley Cooper (Fr., Rocky Mount, NC) with a 168.50. De'Andrea Bethea (Jr., Raleigh, NC) added a 167.35 average and Maynor recorded a 161.20. Yanais Fischer (Fr., Havana, Cuba) contributed a 161 average and Renee Guischard (Fr., Fayetteville, NC) had a 141.
Fayetteville State opened the day falling to Saint Augustine's 900-823 but responded with four consecutive wins over Johnson C. Smith, Livingstone, Winston-Salem State and Shaw. FSU won in convincing fashion over Johnson C. Smith (905-669) and Livingstone (843-603); and was victorious over Winston-Salem State by 120 pins (897-777). The Lady Broncos capped off the day with an 855-699 victory over Shaw.
Saint Augustine's and Virginia State won all five of its matches on day one; while Fayetteville State and Elizabeth City State had four victories each. Bowie State led all teams in total pinfall at 4,487. Shayla Lightfoot of Bowie State had the highest individual score during the first day with a 210. Saint Augustine's Nicole Sciortino recorded the second-best individual average with a 204.80.
Day two of the CIAA Southern Divisional Meet III will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 16. The Lady Broncos will hold "Senior Day" festivities prior to the matches beginning.