ASU Bowling leads after Day 2 of Wildcat Invitational

DeLand, Fla. ( – The Arkansas State women's bowling team moved into first place of the Wildcat Invitational by finishing the second day of competition with a total pinfall of 8,526.

The No. 1-ranked Red Wolves (58-19) lost their first match of the day to North Carolina A&T 952-902, but captured four straight wins against Tulane (937-886), No. 19 Monmouth (1,057-917), Southern (1,063-815), and No. 3 Central Missouri (1,026-915).  A-State finished with a 4-1 record on the day and has a 7-3 record through the first two days of the tournament.

Arkansas State placed two members on the all-tournament team with Sarah Lokker earning tournament MVP honors with a total pinfall of 1,088 and average of 217.6 and Ashley Rucker finishing just 13 pins behind Lokker in second place with a total pinfall of 1,075 and an average of 215.  Both players shot their best score in the last match against Central Missouri with Lokker bowling a 236, while Rucker shot a 266.

"We made some adjustments today," A-State women's bowling coach Justin Kostick said.  "The oil pattern is long oil, which you tend to want to play the inside part of the lane, but we chose to attack them from outside and it was the right decision."

The Red Wolves clinched the number one seed in Sunday's bracket play and will take on Central Missouri in their first match at 8:30 a.m. (CT).  A-State's match against Central Missouri will be broadcast live on