Panthers Defeat Thiel, New Jersey City At Second AMCC Round Robin

Panthers Defeat Thiel, New Jersey City At Second AMCC Round Robin

GREENVILLE, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford women's bowling team went picked up a pair of wins in the second AMCC Round Robin of the season Saturday at Thiel.

"The ladies improved every single match as the day went on," Head Coach Sarah Foley said. "Our spares were better today since it was a struggle to strike later on in the day. However, we still have some work to do on our spares if we want any chance of being on top at AMCC Championships. I'm proud of the girls on how well they performed the whole day, since we had only five girls bowling. So we were unable to sub if need be since our sixth bowler was unable to make it. I'm proud of how well Kelsey was able to maintain herself throughout the day even when she did not get good breaks. Haley, our anchor, did well even when the lanes dried up and caused her ball to react sooner than expected. She continued to push through and make her spares. Bryce and Jenna did very well and stayed steady throughout the day, averaging 164 and 155.2. I'm very proud of Abbey for being able to bowl all five games and maintaining a 127 average. I'm proud of my girls for being able to bowl all five games back-to-back without any breaks to relax."

Pitt-Bradford earned wins over Thiel (763-601) and New Jersey City (847-741) but fell to Medaille (844-757) and Mount Aloysius (825-814) in the one-game team format.

The Panthers' 2-2 record was good for a third-place finish out of the four teams competing in the day's event.

Kelsey Hammons was the team's top performer, averaging 179.2 pins.

Haley Ward was close behind with 176 average pins per game.

Bryce Holm was third on the team with a 164 average while Jenna Lofaro was next at 155.2 pins.

Abbey Kalin rounded out the Panther performers with a 127.2 average.

Hammons held the Panthers' single-game high with 210 pins in game five to help the Panthers to a win over New Jersey City.

Hammons also rolled a 202 against the 'bye' position as the only other Panther score over 200 pins in a single game.

Ward's high came in game three against Mount Aloysius with 196 pins.

Due to Penn State-Altoona, Penn State-Behrend and Hilbert being unable to attend the competition, the Panthers earned victories in their spots.

Pitt-Bradford's AMCC record is now 10-4 and the Panthers will enter the AMCC Championships as the conference's third-ranked team.