The Pitt-Bradford bowling team began its inaugural season
with a 1-1 draw at Penn State Altoona on Sunday afternoon.
Pitt-Bradford (0-0-1, 0-0-1) played two matches in two
different formats with the Lions in the season’s opening meet.
The first match played was a team match. Each team bowled
two games and the final score was calculated based on the total number of pins
that fell. The second match played was a Baker format that had each team bowl
six games. Once again, the total number of pins that fell equaled the final
score for each team.
In the team match, Brittany Macrina led the Panthers to
their first team win with a final score of 232. Coming in second for Pitt-Bradford
was Sarah Foley with a final score of 196. The Panthers were able to defeat the
Lions in the first match by a final pin total of 1589-1477.
The Baker format proved to be difficult for Pitt-Bradford as
they were defeated by a final score of 922-853. The Panthers failed to convert
several spares throughout the match that cost them multiple points in the end.
“I think the women did a great job today,” said head coach
Andy Spring. “This first match really showed us what we need to work on. We
only have one practice and we will face Medaille on Wednesday. We need to work
harder on finishing our spares.”
Pitt-Bradford hosts conference-rival Medaille on Wednesday,
Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Byllye Lanes in Bradford, Pa.