Huskers roll to fourth win of year
Nebraska climbs the stepladder in finals for victory
The Nebraska bowling team ran the table during Sunday's stepladder finals to win the Columbia 300 Music City Invitational.
The Huskers navigated Friday and Saturday's qualifying and were seeded fourth for Sunday's best 4-of-7 baker-style finals below Fairleigh Dickinson, Vanderbilt and Central Missouri.
Nebraska started Sunday's finals against three-seed Central Missouri, who the Huskers swept, 4-0. Nebraska then had to take on two-seed Vanderbilt to determine who would take on one-seed Fairleigh Dickinson for the Championship. The NU women bowlers meant business again, ousting the Commodores, 4-1.
The final saw Nebraska face off with Fairleigh Dickinson in a rematch of the 2010 NCAA Championship. This time, though, the Huskers avenged their NCAA loss, 4-1. Nebraska was down 0-1 before they surged back to win the next four baker games and the Columbia 300 Music City Invitational.
Katie Ann Sopp and Danielle van der Meer garnered All-Tournament honors thanks to their individual bowling performance on Saturday. Sopp had the third-highest average of the tournament at 216, while van der Meer struck her way to a to a 210 average, which was good for eighth-place on the All-Tournament team.
The high average of the tournament, 228, belonged to Danielle Mcewan of Fairleigh Dickinson.
The Huskers finish the regular season with their fourth tournament win of the year and will rest until mid-April when the Huskers will compete for their second NCAA bowling title in three years. The NCAA Championships run from April 14-16 in Detroit, Mich.