LINCOLN, Neb. (4/18/18) – Senior Haley Richard of the Arkansas State women’s bowling squad has advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championships being held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb.
A native of Tecumseh, Mich., Richard posted the second-best qualifying score in the event with a six-game total pinfall of 1,373, including a high score of 258. She received a bye to the second round of bracket and defeated Crystal Land 612-540 and Jenna Harrington 615-587 to clinch a spot in the semifinals where she will face Kristin Quah on Saturday, April 21.
The two semifinal matchups and final will be featured on a tape-delayed broadcast on CBS Sports Network Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. (CT).
Additionally, A-State freshman Taylor Davis recorded a strong showing in the event and finished 13th in the qualifying round with a six-game total of 1,182 pins, including a high game of 229. The Davison, Mich., native defeated Arianna Campbell 585-507 before a 669-615 victory over Emma Catone to advance to the quarterfinals. She bowled the second-highest score in the round with a 640, but her opponent Stephanie Schwartz rolled a 690 to eliminate Davis from the competition.
“I’m very proud of Haley for advancing to the semifinals and getting a chance to bowl in front of a national TV audience,” A-State head women’s bowling coach Justin Kostick said. “She’s a fantastic player and earned this opportunity with her play in the event. It’s a great thing for our program at Arkansas State. I’m also really proud of Taylor as well. She posted some of the highest scores in the bracket and just ran into a tough matchup. The future is bright for her as she continues her career.”
The Arkansas State women’s bowling squad recently completed its 11th straight NCAA Tournament appearance in a tie for fifth place. The Red Wolves registered an 88-36 record with the 88 wins representing the third most in school history.
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