The Arkansas State women's bowling team finished in second place at the Morgan State Invitational. The Red Wolves went 10-2 overall on the weekend.
The Red Wolves won their first match of the day over No. 1 Central Missouri 4-1 to advance to the championship match against No. 2 Maryland-Eastern Shore. A-State lost to UMES 4-1 to finish as the runner-up. The match was much closer than the score indicated as both teams bowled really well.
"We bowled really well in the final match, but lost game one 194-193," ASU bowling coach Justin Kostick said. "We lost games four and five after bowling 230 so we bowled really well, but UMES made some great shots too."
ASU went 4-1 on day two of the tournament to improve to 9-1 overall heading into the tournament play on Sunday. The Red Wolves defeated St. Francis of Pennsylvania (989-933), Long Island University (973-900), Hampton (993-823), Morgan State(856-808) and lost to Kutztown (947-879). A-State went into the final day of the tournament as the fourth seed with a total pinfall of 8,653.
Kostick added, "We did go 10-2 which was best at the tournament and we're 55-20 overall so we're in good shape for the NCAA's. I am satisfied with our performance on the weekend."
Arkansas State's next tournament is the Holiday City Classic Feb. 22-24 in Bessemer, Ala.