Courtesy: Arkansas State
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (3/1/14) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling team finished fourth at the Central Missouri Mid-America Women’s Bowling Invitational in Kansas City, Mo., after registering a 2-3 record and the second-highest total pinfall of the day with 4,990. The third day of the event, scheduled for Sunday, has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather.
A-State (80-26) lost is first match of the day by just six pins to UW-Whitewater 935-929, but bounced back for a 1,039-954 victory over Valparaiso. The Red Wolves lost consecutive matches to Sam Houston State (1,074-1056) and Louisiana Tech (1,009-934) in their third and fourth matches of the day, but bounced back to defeat New Jersey City University in their last match of the day 1,032-644.
Arkansas State finishes the tournament in fourth place with a total pinfall of 9,839, just 38 pins behind third-place Stephen F. Austin (9,877). Nebraska claimed the tournament’s championship with a total pinfall of 10,065, while Vanderbilt finished second with 9,898. A-State’s total pinfall of 4,990 on Saturday was only one pin shy of Sam Houston State’s 4,991 for the best total on the day.
“Our scores didn’t show how well we played today,” A-State women’s bowling coach Justin Kostick said. “This is the best tournament we have had for spare shooting all year and we finished fourth. Unfortunately in bowling you can make good shots and not get all 10 pins. We were getting it to the pocket just fine, but couldn’t strike.”
A-State’s Kalynn Carl had the team’s best day as she finished fifth in the individual standings with a total pinfall of 1,062 for an average of 212.4. Her highest score of the day came in A-State’s final match of the day against NJCU when she bowled a 256. Sarah Lokker finished 12th overall with 1,026 total pins and Amanda Labossiere was 17th with a total pinfall of 1,002.
The Red Wolves return to action in their last regular season tournament of the season March 7-9 at the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn.