SMYRNA, Tenn. – The 11th-ranked North Carolina A&T bowling team went 4-1 during the first day of the Columbia Music City Classic hosted by second-ranked Vanderbilt. The Aggies had a total pinfall on the day of 5,038 putting them in fifth place heading into Day 2.
N.C. A&T started the tournament going 4-0 before losing their final match of the day. They opened the day with a win over Adelphi, 1033-881. The Aggies second matchup of the day was against St. Francis-Brooklyn. N.C. A&T didn’t waste any time jumping out to an early lead and went on to defeat St. Francis-Brooklyn 975-880. Their next opponent was Sacred Heart as the Aggies came up just shy of the 1,000-pin mark as they won 994-905.
In N.C. A&T’s second high-scoring game of the day, they took on LIU-Brooklyn. The Aggies needed to bowl well as their opponent was excellent. As the last sweeper of the game came down, the Aggies scored an impressive 1,105-971 win.
They ended the day with a tough 1,043-961 loss to Duquesne.
Saturday will consist of traditional format as they look to improve their standing heading into bracket play on Sunday.