LAS VEGAS, Nev. (4/14/23) – Winning 2-0 in a mega-match against No. 2 seed Vanderbilt Friday morning, the third-seeded Arkansas State women’s bowling team secured a spot in the NCAA Championship semifinal Friday at 5 p.m. (CT) against Nebraska.
A-State (83-29) got off to a strong start winning the traditional game 1,059-1,015. Faith Welch, who picked up an important 2-4-10 split in the ninth frame, rolled a team-best 222. Anchor bowler Brooklyn Buchanan (220), Maggie Thoma (212) and Karli VanDuinen (210) also rolled over 200 while Emma Stull added 195 pins.
Taking the 1-0 lead to the Baker 5-game total pinfall, A-State trailed by 11 pins after the opening game, 213-202. The Red Wolves responded with a 257-223 margin in game two and increased the advantage to 36 pins heading into game four following a 231-218 decision in game three. Winning game four 215-178, A-State took a 73-pin advantage to the final game and ended up winning the 5-game total 1,094-1,045.
The Red Wolves meet No. 4 seed Nebraska in the semifinal beginning at 5 p.m. (CT). Nebraska defeated top-seeded McKendree 2-0 to pit McKendree and Vanderbilt in an elimination match this afternoon. For the latest on A-State women’s bowling, follow the team on Twitter (@AStateBowling), Facebook (/AStateBowling) and Instagram (@redwolvesbowling).
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