RICHMOND, VA – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (13-14) headed to Richmond, Virginia to take part in the Virginia Union University Invitational, a meet that included 11 teams, including five other Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) teams, and NCAA Division I foes North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T, and Sacred Heart. For the weekend, the Lady Rams posted a 3-9 record, but the team had some impressive performances at times.
The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (10-8) opened the weekend with a 1-3 effort in Baker games match play. The Lady Rams took a 634-404 win over New Jersey City University, but fell in matches against host Virginia Union (475-624), Saint Francis College (612-762), and Sacred Heart (500-756). As a team, the Lady Rams totaled 2,791 pins on the day. The effort included 570 pins in a bye match. Individually, the Lady Rams averaged 139.6 pins.
On the second day of the meet, the Lady Rams posted a strong 2-3 record that included a clutch 782-779 win over Bowie State and a 702-592 win over Chowan. The team did fall in matches to NCAA Division I foe North Carolina Central (703-842), North Carolina A&T (783-956), and fellow Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) foe Virginia State (712-805). WSSU senior Raven Forest led the way for the team with an 826 pin total and she averaged 165.2 pins for the day.
The third day of the meet turned out to be a tough one for the Lady Rams took three bracket match losses, including losses to Sacred Heart (0-4), North Carolina Central (0-4), and Virginia State (1-4).
The Lady Rams will return to action in January when they head to Bowie, Maryland to take part in the Fred Underwood Lady Bulldogs Classic, hosted by Bowie State University. For more information on Lady Rams bowling, contacting the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.