No. 3 Nebraska defeats field of top-10 teams for Central Missouri title
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No. 3 Nebraska won its third tournament of the 2012-13 season on Sunday, as the Huskers went 12-0 in competition at the Central Missouri Women’s Collegiate Invitational.
The Huskers used a strong team effort in beating No. 4 Arkansas State 4-0 to take the tournament title. Head coach Bill Straub was extremely impressed with the teams overall consistency not only on Sunday, but throughout the entire weekend.
“I am extremely impressed with how the team performed this weekend,” Straub said, “We had two members make the all-tournament team and four in the top 13. It was just a whole lot of consistency.”
Sophomore Liz Kuhlkin added to her already impressive 2012-13 campaign by winning the individual tournament title. Kuhlkin averaged 238 a game throughout the weekend.
“Liz [Kuhlkin’s] performance throughout the year has been the most pleasant thing to watch.” Straub said, “She thrives under pressure, she does her best when it comes down to the wire. [She] has been tremendous.”
Also making the all-tournament team was senior Kristi Mickelson. who recorded an average of 218, placing her fourth overall in the individual standings. Mickelson bowled a high score of 267.
Other individual performances to note were Sophomores Elise Bolton and Andrea Ruiz. Bolton posted a 208.8 average, placing her eighth overall in individual standings while Ruiz averaged 202.6 throughout the weekend, placing her 13th.
The Huskers started off Sunday’s competition beating No. 5 Vanderbilt 4-2 and then went on to the tournament championship against Arkansas State. NU swept the Red Wolves 4-0 (202-195, 265-245, 223-216, 206-204) taking the tournament title.