ASU Bowling finishes in second place at Morgan State Invitational

From Arkansas State University

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.