Huskers Secure Third Place Finish in Wisconsin

Kenosha, Wis. - The Nebraska bowling team finished third at the 2023 Motiv Lady Jack Classic with a record of 9-4 and a total pinfall of 14,236. The Huskers are now 26-13 closing out the fall season. 

The Huskers started day three with a best-of seven baker game match against No. 7 Jaxonville on Sunday morning. The Gamecocks won the first game, 212 to 177 before the Big Red answered back with a 229 in game two against Jackson State’s 169 to secure the second match win. A close loss in game three (243 to 279) before the Gamecocks caught fire in game four with a 180-232 win. Jaxonville would seal the win in game five (165-192) leaving Nebraska to face No. 1 Vanderbilt. 

In the second match of the day, the Commodores secured the first three games of the best-of-seven baker game match (180-198, 205-233, 174-290) before Nebraska answered back in games four through six (216-190, 216-156, 224-203). A tie in game seven would secure Vanderbilt the match at 228-228. Nebraska would face No. 6 Youngstown State to compete for a third place finish. 

In the final match of the tournament, Youngstown came out of the gate hot with the first win in game one with a 244-267, before Nebraska answered back with a double win in games two (255-192) and three (189-157). Game four (173-194) and five (182-184) would be a battle with Youngstown taking the win. The Huskers answered back to secure the third place finish in game six (221-214) and game seven (211-171). 

Up next, the Big Red is back in action Jan. 8-10, as the Huskers travel to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the Stormin’ Blue and White, hosted by St. Mary’s University. 

Stay up to date with the action by following the Nebraska Women's Bowling Twitter (@HuskerBowling), Instagram (@huskerbowling) and Facebook.

Motiv Lady Jack Classic (Total Pinfall Day Three): 

No. 7 Jaxonville (13,806)

No. 1 Vanderbilt University (14,336)

No. 3 Univ. of Nebraska (14,236)

No. 6 Youngstown State University (14,519)

No. 2 Arkansas State University (14,333)

No. 5 Stephen F. Austin (12,661)

No. 9 Maryville University (13,416)

No. 22 Tulane University (12,634)

No. 13 Newman University (12,854)

Valparaiso University (12,294)

No. 20 Univ. of Wisconsin, Whitewater (12,087)

No. 14 McKendree University (12,194)

Lewis University (11,794)

Marian University (11,828)

Aurora University (11,469)

Carthage College (10,486)