NEW ORLEANS, La. (AStateRedWolves.com) – The Arkansas State University bowling team secured a second place finish in the Tulane Collegiate Invitational on Sunday, October 21.
Sam Houston State was able to defeat the Red Wolves 4-3 in the championship round. ASU had a 3-1 lead, but just couldn't clinch the tournament victory against the Bearkats. Stephen F. Austin was able to take third place by defeating Jackson State.
In the championship match, A-State won the first two games by scores of 212-176 and 205-183. Sam Houston State came back with a 265-186 victory before ASU won game four by a count of 210-170. The Red Wolves couldn't get the fourth victory they needed as SHSU won game five 190-175 and game six 223-183. With the match tied 3-3, Sam Houston State was able to take the decisive game 7 by a count of 181-169.
"We didn't play bad, things just didn't go our way at the end so congrats to Sam Houston State," ASU Bowling Coach Justin Kostick said. "You'll take 8-3 in any tournament so I'm proud of our team."
Arkansas State began tournament play today by defeating the Bearkats 4-3 before receiving a bye before the championship match. Arkansas State finished the tournament with a record of 8-3.
ASU finished the second day with a 7-2 record and still led in total pinfall with a total of 8,629 with SHSU trailing with a count of 8,457.
Junior Amanda Labossiere and senior Melissa Lachanski earned all-tournament team selections. This is Lachanski's first career all-tournament team selection.
The Red Wolves will be back in action Nov. 9-11 at the Crusader Classic hosted by Valparaiso University.