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Dores to Compete in Rochester Regional

Dores to Compete in Rochester Regional

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Vanderbilt travels to Rochester, New York, for NCAA Regional competition and plays Merrimack Friday at 8 a.m. CT at the Bowl-A-Roll in Rochester.

Regional Timetable
Practice: (Match 2-3 teams) Thursday (Noon to 2 p.m.)
Round 1: (play-in match) Thursday 8 a.m.
Round 2: (Matches 2-3) Friday 8 a.m.
Round 3: (Matches 4-5) Friday 2 p.m.
Round 4: (Match 6) Saturday 8 a.m.
Round 5: (Match 7: Regional Championship final) Saturday  2 p.m.
Round 6: (Match 8: Regional Championship final) Saturday  immediately following the conclusion of Match 6, if necessary)

*All times are Central

Livestreaming
BowlTV will livestream all regional matches.

Rochester Regional Capsules
• Arkansas State is the top seed; the Red Wolves compiled an 80-24 season record and are No. 2 in the NTCA Power Index. ASU was national runner-up to Vanderbilt in 2023.
• Vanderbilt had an 87-42 record in the regular season and is No. 6 in the Power Index.
• Merrimack went 48-27 and is 15th in the Power Index.
• Play-in teams are William Smith (47-21) and Fayetteville State (11-10). They meet Thursday morning to determine which team plays Arkansas State in Round 2.

Detailed NCAA Statistics
Here are how some Commodores stack up among national statistical leaders:
• Overall scoring: Paige Peters, sixth
• Traditional game scoring: Peters, fourth; Kailee Channell, ninth
• Filled frame percentage: Peters, fourth
• Strike percentage: Victoria Varano, 14th
• Single pin spare percentage: Varano, eighth; Alyssa Ballard, 10th; Caroline Thesier, 11th
• Baker doubles: Amanda Naujokas, eighth

Complete team and individual statistics and rankings are found HERE.

Vandy’s Regional Success
The NCAA instituted regional play in 2022, and the Commodores have won back-to-back titles, both at the Lansing Regional.  As a quick refresher, Vanderbilt needed the best of seven tiebreaker to stop a feisty Youngstown State team last year in the championship final. Vandy had beaten the Penguins on the first day but a red-hot Youngstown swept the mega-match points Saturday to force the tiebreaker, which the Dores won, 4-0.

Michigan is the Goal
There are four regionals in action and the winning team from each regional advances to the NCAA Championship next week at the Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan, a Detroit suburb. The title match will be televised on ESPNU live at 8 p.m. CT.

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