JONESBORO, Ark. (1/11/19) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling team is in third place after the first day of competition at the Mid-Winter Invitational.

“We had some people step up for us,” said A-State head coach Justin Kostick. “Taylor Davis was out sick, and Krista Pierce stepped up huge for not playing the entire first half.”

A-State finished the day with a total pinfall of 4,956 across five Baker format matches. The team averaged a score of 198.6 per game and finished with a 4-1 record. 

Vanderbilt is in first place with a total pinfall of 5,090 followed by McKendree at 4,966.

The Red Wolves opened competition with a 966-712 victory over Gambling State followed by a 1,048-891 win over Valparaiso before dropping a 1,023-874 contest to Jackson State.

The home team bounced back in match 4 with a 996-972 win over Lincoln Memorial with a 194.2 average before completing Friday’s action with a 1,067-852 victory over Central Missouri.

The tournament will continue Saturday morning with traditional team matches. 

Fans can keep up with the Arkansas State women’s bowling team by following the squad on Twitter (@AStateBowling) and by liking the Arkansas State Women’s Bowling page on Facebook.