Mount Mercy News
Women's Bowling - Wed, Nov. 23, 2011

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Freshman Naomi Fisher was the second Mustang in as many weeks to claim an individual title and six pins were all that stood between the Mount Mercy women's bowling team and the first tournament title in school history at the Tital Invitational over the weekend.

Fisher totaled 1,012 pins in five games for an average of 202.40, beating out Taylor Hance of Grand View for the individual championship. Senior Mariah Early, who won last weekend's Minnesota Invitational, finished sixth this time. She had an average of 180.80 that included 904 pins in five games.

Freshman Kathryn Wheeler wasn't far behind, placing eighth for the Mustangs with 886 pins and a 177.20 average. Freshmen Audrey Manternach and Nicole Nelson were top-20 finishers as well. Manternach was 12th (876 pins/175.20 avg.), Nelson 19th (841/168.20).

Midwest Collegiate Conference rival Viterbo (Wis.) clinched the team title with 7,255 pins. Mount Mercy was runner-up with 7,249 pins, followed by Robert Morris-Peoria (Ill.) (7,102), Robert Morris-Lake County (Ill.) (6,881) and Grand View (6,786).

The Mustangs will be at the ISYL Leatherneck Classic on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at Miller Time Bowling in Davenport and Milan, Ill.