University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Bowling splits first home meet 1-1 with Medaille
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The Pitt-Bradford bowling team held its first home meet of its inaugural season on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Byllye Lanes. The Panthers split the outcome with visiting Medaille, 1-1.

Pitt-Bradford (2-2, 2-2) began the match with the Mavericks by playing a one-game team dual. Each squad bowled a single game and the team with the highest total pinfall claimed the victory.

Sarah Foley paced the Panthers with a final score of 169. Close behind was teammate Meaghann CampBell with a score of 158. The Panthers finished the team match with a total pinfall of 687.

Medaille (1-1, 1-1) was led by Ashley Marthage who tallied a 199 to lead all competitors in team play. Coming in second for the Mavericks was Alyssa Fetes with a 181. The Mavericks claimed the victory in the team dual match by recording a final score of 772.

Up next for each squad was the Baker style format. Both teams bowled four games where each player bowled no more than two frames in a single game.

The Panthers jumped out to a quick lead by taking the first two games 165-107 and 137-136. Medaille stayed in it by taking game three 152-125. Pitt-Bradford won game four 213-186 to conclude the Baker style format of the competition.

The Panthers rebounded after a team dual loss to take the win in the Baker style format, 640-581.

“Medaille had a good team,” said head coach Andy Spring. “They were competitive throughout the whole match and converted several spares that hurt us. That seems to be our biggest weakness right now as a team. We were able to put together some strikes in the Baker style format and hit a 213 in our final game. We need to keep up the high energy going into the tournament in Kutztown this weekend.”

Pitt-Bradford travels to Kutztown, Pa. this Saturday to take part in a tournament hosted by Kutztown University.