Arlington, Texas. (2/2/19) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling team moved to third place Saturday at the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas.

“We have to get better at winning close matches,” said A-State head bowling coach Justin Kostick. “On a positive note, we have one team game tomorrow and it looks like if we play well, we will make the championship bracket and have a chance to win the event.”

In the individual standings Denisyha Waller led the way for the Red Wolves in 6th with a total pinfall of 1,034 on a 206.00 average, while Destiny Truly followed in 16th with a total pinfall of 991 on a 198.20 average.

Vanderbilt is in first place with a total pinfall of 10,150 across five Traditional format matches, while McKendree follows in second with a total pinfall of 10,059. Sam Houston State trails in fourth-place with a total pinfall of 9,566 on a 191.3 average.

A-State struggled to find rhythm in traditional style matches when it dropped four-straight contests to Tulane (990-952), McKendree (1,052-990), Nebraska (1,043-978) and Vanderbilt (929-893). However, the Red Wolves finished the strong with a 1,019-895 win over North Carolina A&T.

The Invitational will continue Sunday at 8:25 a.m. with one game of traditional style bowling, followed by Baker matches in a best four-of-seven format.

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.