A-State Bowling finishes Second at Greater Ozarks Invitational

From Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State women's bowling team claimed a second place finish at the Greater Ozarks Invitational on Sunday and completed the three-day tournament with a combined 8-4 record.The Red Wolves posted a 2-1 record today, defeating both Vanderbilt and Stephen F. Austin before falling to Nebraska in their final match.  A-State knocked off the Commodores 4-2 and the Ladyjacks 4-3 before falling 4-0 to the Cornhuskers.

"We were down 2-0 to Vanderbilt and came back to win 4-2, so I was pleased with our resolve," said ASU head coach Justin Kostick.  "Although we got stuck on the tough lane for game seven against Stephen F. Austin because they were the higher seed, I was excited that we were able to bowl a 258 to get the win.  Despite losing to Nebraska, I thought we bowled fantastic and every game came down to the 10th frame.  I give credit to Nebraska as they made great shots in the match, but it could have easily been 4-0 in our favor."

ASU, which finished with a total pinfall of 10,784, also picked up victories over Louisiana Tech, Valparaiso, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Sam Houston State, Elmhurst and UAB over the course of the weekend.

The Red Wolves return to action March 15-17 at the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn.