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A-State Opens Season with MOTIV Penguin Classic Title

October 17, 2021

STRUTHERS, Ohio (10/17/21) – Two Baker best-of-seven victories over host Youngstown State earned the Arkansas State women’s bowling team the MOTIV Penguin Classic championship played at Holiday Bowl.

Entering the day second in the 10-team bracket, A-State (9-4) defeated the hosts 4-2 in the first contest to clinch the spot in the championship match. The Red Wolves dropped the first two games, 202-181 and 222-188, but rallied back to win each of the next four games. A match high 241 in the third frame earned A-State a 241-176 decision and the Red Wolves followed with a 222-194 and edged the Penguins 234-222 in a hard-fought game five. A-State clinched the finals spot with a 216-160 margin in game six.
Youngstown State defeated Duquesne to face the Red Wolves in the final. The Penguins took game one, 195-176, but A-State evened the series at 1-1 with a 232-212 margin in game two. A 195-153 margin in game three gave A-State a 2-1 lead and 223-183 victory in game four put the Red Wolves on the brink of the championship. Youngstown State took games five (226-178) and six (183-156) to force a deciding game seven. The Red Wolves took the crown with a 177-158 decision in the penultimate game.

Emma Stull earned All-Tournament honors downing 1,056 pins Saturday in traditional play. Stull rolled four games of 200-plus, including a high of 237 Saturday. Led by Stull, A-State was 4-1 in traditional matches.
Stay up to date with the Red Wolves on Twitter (@AStateBowling), Facebook (/AStateBowling) and Instagram (@redwolvesbowling). Each match is available to watch via the A-State Bowling Facebook page.
MOTIV Penguin Classic
Baker Matches
Morgan State 1,071 – Arkansas State 871
Lewis University 907 – Arkansas State 906
Duquesne 1,027 – Arkansas State 992
Arkansas State 1,016 – Mercyhurst 899
Arkansas State 958 – Valparaiso 877
Traditional Matches
Arkansas State 1,005 – Morgan State 888
Arkansas State 973 – Medaille 836
Arkansas State 988 – Walsh 939
Youngstown State 991 – Arkansas State 916
Arkansas State 1,018 – St. Francis 855
Baker Finals (Best-of-Seven)
A-State 4 – Youngstown State 2
A-State 4 – Medaille 2
A-State 4 – Youngstown State 3
Finish – Pinfall (Avg)
1 Arkansas State 13,459 (195.1)
2 Youngstown State 13,806 (197.2)
3 Lewis 13,028 (191.6)
4 Duquesne 13,635 (192.0)
5 Valparaiso 12,017 (182.1)
6 Morgan State 12,131 (183.8)
7 Mercyhurst 12,743 (179.5)
8 St. Francis 12,110 (173.0)
9 Medaille 12,377 (176.8)
10 Walsh 11,855 (176.9)

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