The Arkansas State women's bowling team completed another successful tournament with a runner-up finish at the Crusader Classic hosted by Valparaiso University.
ASU went 2-1 on the day to make it to the championship match. The Red Wolves defeated No. 6 Central Missouri 4-3 to advance to the championship. A-State then defeated Cheyney University in a match that had no effect on ASU making it to the championship. Central Missouri defeated Nebraska to advance to the championship game to set up a rematch with ASU. The Red Wolves weren't able to defeat Central Missouri and finished as runner-up for their second tournament in a row. A-State finished with a 10-3 record for the tournament.
"We keep putting ourselves in a position to win tournaments, and sooner or later it's bound to happen," ASU head coach Justin Kostick said. "The way the tournaments are set up you're playing one match for the title after you've been the best all weekend. You have to find a way to get it done in those pressure situations when you get there. If we keep going 10-3 in tournaments, we'll be in the NCAA tournament again."
Arkansas State improves to 18-6 overall on the season. ASU's next tournament is the Kat Klash Invitational in Huntsville, Texas. The tournament is hosted by Sam Houston State and takes place Nov. 30-Dec. 2.