READING, Pa. (1/19/18) – The Arkansas State women’s bowling team recorded scores over 1,000 in all five matches and tallied a 4-1 mark to stand in fourth place after one day of the Kutztown Invitational being held at Hiester Lanes in Reading, Pa.

The Red Wolves moved to 40-17 on the year and ended the day with a total pinfall of 5,208 to fall in place behind McKendree (5,394), Vanderbilt (5,358), and Fairleigh Dickinson (5,221). Delaware State is in fifth place just two pins (5,206) behind A-State, while Tulane ranks sixth with 5,194 total pins. The Commodores were the only team to go unscathed at 5-0 on the day, while Arkansas State was one of seven teams to earn four wins.

“We were pretty consistent all day,” A-State head women’s bowling coach Justin Kostick said. “It’s hard to complain with scores over 1,000, but there were some high scores throughout so we landed in fourth. We’ll have to have some big games tomorrow to keep up the pace and hopefully rise in the standings.”

Arkansas State started the day with a 1,042-868 win over Morgan State and posted a 1,032-812 victory over Chestnut Hill College in its second match. However, the Red Wolves dropped their third match of the day to No. 13 Adelphi by a score of 1,067-1,013 before the team bounced back with their highest score of the day in a 1,072-956 triumph versus No. 16 Saint Francis University. The squad finished the day with a 1,049-989 win over No. 14 LIU Brooklyn.

Action continues in the KU Invitational Saturday morning with five traditional team matches starting at 8:25 a.m. (CT).

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.