Struthers, Ohio (10/12/19) – The Arkansas State Women’s Bowling team had three players in the top-15 as it moved to second place after two days of competition at the Columbia 300 Penguin Classic in Struthers Ohio.

The home team, Youngstown State University (7-3) is in first place, out of a pool of eight, with a total pinfall of 9,914 while Arkansas State (8-2) sets in second after recording a total pinfall of 9,734 while shooting an average 194.68 pins per frame. Lewis University trails in third after knocking down a total of 9,446 while St. Francis University follows in fourth with a total pinfall of 9,126. Medaille College rounds out the top-5 after taking down 9,024 pins.

“We need to find a way to win matches,” said A-State head bowling coach Justin Kostick. “Losing two matches in one day is not okay, we must find a way to sprint. These matches are sprints and we have to get better at winning the race.”

Davison, Mich., native Taylor Davis (8) broke top-10 for the Red Wolves, after knocking down a total of 995 pins on an 199.0 average through two days of competition. Freshman Sarah Sanes (10) also broke top-10 for Arkansas State as she recorded a total pinfall of 967 on a 193.40 average. 

Senior Julia Huren (15) notched top-15 honors after striking down 924 pins. Concluding competition, bowlers who finish among the top-five will be awarded all-tournament honors. 

Sunday, Oct. 13, Arkansas State will face Youngstown State to open the best-of-seven bracket play. Competition is set to begin at 8 a.m.

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.