Bowling finishes 2-1 on first day of AMCC competition

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The Pitt-Bradford bowling team finished 2-1 in matchups with Medaille, Penn State Altoona and Mount Aloysius, during an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament.

The Panthers defeated Medaille 778-668 and Mount Aloysius 676-546, in the dual match portion of the weekend tournament.  Tournament-host Penn State Altoona nipped the Panthers 702-686.

Pitt-Bradford (11-10, 2-1) had two bowlers record scores of 200 or better in the victory over Medaille. Sarah Foley recorded a 214 and Brittany Macrina tallied a 204. That marks the first time this season the squad had two bowlers clip the 200-point mark.

During the team’s second match with Penn State Altoona, the Panthers struggled to find any consistency on the lane. As a result, the Lions found a way to knock down just enough pins to steal the win.

The Panthers headed into the third and final match with Mount Aloysius sitting at 1-1 on the afternoon. A win would put the team on the positive side of the win/loss column, and allow them to head to the hotel feeling good about their efforts.

Foley again paced the Panthers, this time with a 197, to a victory over the Mounties. Meghan Ryan was next on the chart, finishing with a 151.

“I’m proud of our team today,” said head coach Andy Spring. “Not only did they improve each game, but they also kept a positive attitude throughout the afternoon.”

The teams will be back at the lanes on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. to compete in the Baker format of the competition.