ASU Bowling Finishes 8th At Holiday Classic In Alabama

BESSEMER, Ala. (ASU) – The sixth-ranked Arkansas State women's bowling team (61-32) posted a 4-6 record on the weekend to finish eighth at the Holiday Classic hosted by Alabama A&M in Bessemer, AL last weekend.

The Red Wolves won their first four matches on day one, posting wins over Central Missouri (1048-1041), Stephen F. Austin (931-791), Grambling (999-787) and host Alabama A&M (902-871).  ASU suffered a loss to close out the first day of competition against Florida A&M 913-860.

On day two of the tournament, Arkansas State lost all five matches, falling to Vanderbilt (1027-966), Sacred Heart (972-896), Nebraska (916-842), Sacred Heart (780-747) and Florida A&M (745-724).

"Obviously, the first day went well for us besides dropping the match to Florida A&M," said ASU head coach Justin Kostick.  "Day two did not go well at all though.  We didn't play like ourselves.  We had some bad luck, but we also made some bad shots.  So, we really have to look at those things and get ready to go to our next tournament."

The Red Wolves will wrap up their regular season March 12-14 at the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn.  ASU will then await a bid to the NCAA Collegiate Women's Bowling Championships, which will take place April 8-10 in North Brunswick, N.J.