Dec. 9, 2008
JACKSON, Miss. -- The Louisiana Tech women's bowling team concluded the Capital City Classic on Sunday in Jackson, Miss. with a big win against No. 3 University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Baker format by a score of 699-649.
After nearly taking down Nebraska on Friday, the women capitalized and held their lead on Sunday to register the win.
"The win against Nebraska is arguably the biggest win in our program's young history," Tech head coach Shawn Jackson said.
What is even more impressive is the Lady Techsters were able to defeat the Cornhuskers even though Nebraska had four players who finished in the top five in points per game.
On Friday, after the women registered a win against Texas Southern in Baker format, the women defeated No. 5 Arkansas State in Baker format by a score of 679-677. Of the four games played against the Red Wolves on Friday, the only game the Lady Techsters lost was game two.
"Our wins against Arkansas State, who were the 2008 NCAA National Runner-ups and Nebraska, who have won the national championship twice, speak volume and display our potential. We have a good team, and we know we are capable of playing and beating any team."
Tech finished the tournament in seventh place with a record of 6-7.
The Lady Techsters best day, record wise, was on Saturday during five-man team bowling. After losing to Alabama A&M and Jackson State, they recorded victories against Alabama, Mississippi Valley and Texas Southern. Senior Toria Miles led the team on Saturday with an average score of 190 pins per game.
Nebraska knocked down a total of 12,900 pins and took home the first place trophy.