A-State Women's Bowling claims fourth place at FDU Jamboree

From Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State women's bowling team finished in fourth place at the FDU Jamboree and concluded its first weekend of the season with a 9-4 record.

The Red Wolves entered the championship bracket as the number one seed after finishing with a total pinfall of 9,820 and 9-2 record over the first two days of the tournament.  A-State squared off against Wisconsin-Whitewater in its first match of the day and the Red Wolves dropped a heartbreaker in the first game 185-183.  ASU dropped the next two games by scores of 199-159 and 226-205 before bouncing back to get within 3-2 after winning games four and five by scores of 194-157 and 191-190.  A-State couldn't complete the comeback as the Warhawks took game six by a count of 195-170 and the match 4-2.

Arkansas State faced host Fairleigh Dickinson in the third place match and dropped game one by a single pin 191-190, but responded with a 182-177 game two win.  FDU took game three by a count of 163-160 before A-State won games four and five by scores of 214-195 and 196-188 to take a 3-2 lead in the match.  The Knights responded with two consecutive big games and won games six and seven by scores of 235-198 and 234-158 to claim third place and knock the Red Wolves down to a fourth place finish.

"9-4 is a decent start to the season," A-State women's bowling coach Justin Kostick said.  "We need to find a way to finish on Sundays."

Arkansas State returns to action Nov. 8-10 at the Crusader Classic in Valparaiso, Ind.