ARLINGTON, Texas (1/28/24) – Picking up seven wins over top 10 opponents, the sixth-ranked Arkansas State women’s bowling team finished second among 12 teams at the Prairie View Invitational.
A-State (52-12) qualified third among 12 teams following a 1,114-1,072 traditional victory Sunday over No. 1 Jacksonville State. The Red Wolves met No. 3 Youngstown State in the semifinal and earned a 4-3 victory to advance to the final against Jacksonville State. A-State was downed 4-0 in the final to finish second.
It took seven games, but the Red Wolves prevailed against Youngstown State 4-3. The two teams traded wins over the seven games and A-State edged the Penguins 194-183 in the decisive game. Jacksonville State got off to a quick start against A-State with the front nine in game one on way to a 284-152 advantage. Jacksonville State took game two (183-179), game three (198-190) and game four (234-203) to clinch the victory.
In the final qualifying match to open the day Sunday, A-State topped Jacksonville State 1,114-1,072. It marked the 27th win of the season against a ranked opponent, second of the season against the top-ranked team. Maggie Thoma totaled 279 in the match while Faith Welch added 247 and Karli VanDuinen 210. VanDuinen earned all-tournament honors with a total of 1,338 pins over six traditional matches for an average of 223.0.
A-State hosts its annual Mid-Winter Invitational Feb. 16-18 at Hijinx Family Entertainment Center in Jonesboro. Admission is FREE.
Red Wolves Finish Second at Prairie View Invitational. Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council