Bowling sweeps Medaille in two matches

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The Pitt-Bradford bowling team cruised to back-to-back victories in both the Baker format and the Dual format on Tuesday night against the Medaille Mavericks. The Panthers defeated the Mavericks 1049-929 in the Baker format and 1695-1473 in the Dual format.

Pitt-Bradford (15-11, 4-2) used a solid performance by junior Brittany Macrina in the first game of the Dual format, in which she bowled a 224 to lead all competitors. In the second game, junior Sarah Foley tallied a 240 to carry the Panthers to a second victory and a win in the Dual format.

Freshman Meghann CampBell recorded scores of 143 and 136, while freshman Meghan Ryan tallied a 155 and a 170. Sophomore Jamie Christensen, bowling in place of Avril Gedman, finished her first Dual match with scores of 117 and 131.  

With one win already under its belt, Pitt-Bradford headed into the Baker format portion of the match looking to steal the sweep. Each team bowled six games, with each competitor bowling a total of two frames per game.

The Panthers got off to a slow start and were defeated 182-175 in the first game. They evened the scoring at one game each after the second game, in which they defeated the Mavericks 167-157. The momentum stayed in the Panthers’ lane, as they defeated Medaille and collected the sweep in the process.

“The women bowled great tonight,” said head coach Andy Spring. “Sarah and Brittany really put it together tonight, both in the Baker format and the Dual format. I am very proud of the team’s performance.”

Pitt-Bradford will enjoy some time off for the Christmas holiday before returning to the lanes on Saturday, Jan. 11, when they head back to Medaille for a conference tournament hosted by the Mavericks.