Pitt-Bradford claims AMCC title

Sarah Foley
Junior Sarah Foley

The Pitt-Bradford bowling team carried a perfect record through the conference tournament to claim the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Inaugural Title on Sunday, Feb. 9.

The Panthers claimed the title with a total pinfall of 6267. Penn State Altoona came in just behind Pitt-Bradford with a total of 6167, falling short by just 100 pins. Medaille finished in third place with 5691 pins, while Mount Aloysius rounded out the scorecard with 4870.

Day one competition began on Saturday, Feb. 8, with the Team format. The teams played two, three-game matches with the winner being decided based on total pinfall. The Panthers led all squads competing after day one with a total of 4468 pins.

Junior Sarah Foley finished her day with the competition’s highest average of 201. Foley tallied a game-high of 252 in the first game.

Medaille was a close second with 4403 pins. The Mavericks made up some serious ground after having a sluggish start. Ashley Marthage was the Mavericks’ leading bowler with a 176.5 average for the day.

Penn State Altoona and Mount Aloysius rounded out the scorecard for day one. Altoona carded a total of 3985, while Mount Aloysius registered 3442 pins.

Day two began with the Baker format of the competition. Each team competed against one another in head-to-head matches in a best of seven format.

Pitt-Bradford defeated Penn State Altoona in the first match, 762-653. The Panthers then squared off with top-seeded Medaille. Pitt-Bradford defeated the Mavericks 1053-931. In the final match, the Panthers defeated Mount Aloysius 1006-880.

With the conclusion of the championship also comes the conclusion of the 2013-14 slate for the Panthers. Pitt-Bradford now enters the offseason with a title to defend when it returns to the lanes in the fall.