Midland Men Win Home Invitational; Women Place Fifth

ELKHORN, Neb. – Midland University’s men’s and women’s bowling teams began their respective seasons on high notes this past weekend while hosting the Midland Warriors Hammer Open in Elkhorn.

Both men’s and women’s varsity teams earned top seeds for bracket play after finishing qualifying in first place.

On the men’s side, the Warriors totaled 6006 points over six rounds to earn the top spot. They edged second seed Kansas Wesleyan by just 82 points, thanks in part to a perfect game by freshman Jalen Mosely in just his third collegiate round.

The women managed to win their side of the qualifying with a score of 5713, edging Kansas Wesleyan by a larger margin of 155.

Mosely finished fourth overall individually with a 1289, an impressive start to the freshman’s collegiate career. On the women’s side, sophomore Chloe Herman was second overall, missing the top spot by just nine pins. Not far behind was sophomore Nicole Gattenby, who brought home fourth with an overall score of 1167. All three bowlers earned All-Tournament Team honors.

In bracket play, the Warrior men guided their way through to the top spot, taking down the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Baker University, and Barton Community College to win the team title. Meanwhile the women were upset by Iowa Central in their opening round of bracket play.

Both teams have kicked off to impressive starts to their 2019-20 campaigns, especially when considering that it was the underclassmen that led the charge in the opening weekend. Depth will certainly be a useful commodity for the Warrior programs this season.

The teams will hit the road next weekend when they compete at the Midwest Bowling Championships on October 5 and 6 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.