Women’s Bowling: Bowlers place fifth in Crusader Classic

By Ashley Mccallum

The UW-Whitewater women’s bowling team traveled to Valparaiso, Ind. this weekend to compete in the Crusader Classic Bowling Tournament. The Warhawks finished fifth overall after three days of competition.

Arkansas State, who is ranked No. 1 in the country, took down Nebraska 4-1 to earn the tournament championship.

On day one of the tournament, the ’Hawks faced Alma, Valparaiso, McKendree, Tulane, Central Missouri and the runner up in last year’s national tournament, Vanderbilt.

Day one brought an upset to Vanderbilt when the ’Hawks beat them 750-725. At the end of day one, the ‘Hawks were 4-2 in fourth place behind the reigning national champions, Nebraska.

The bowlers went 3-3 in day two, which included wins against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Stephen F Austin University and Prairie View A&M.

The three losses came from matches against Arkansas State, who were in first place overall after day one, and Nebraska. The ’Hawks were in third place after day two.

The ’Hawks ended day three with a fifth place finish. The team shot their season high baker game of 276 against Stephen F. Austin. The team ended the tournament with a 10-5 record.

Next up for the ’Hawks is the Big Red Invite which runs Nov. 21-23 in Lincoln, Neb.

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