The bowling teams keep the ball rolling

Skylar Blankenship
Staff Writer

COURTESY OF ATHLETES.HVCC.EDU

Over the last few weeks of January, the men’s and women’s bowling teams competed in several invitationals and tournaments.

At The Hawk Invitational hosted in Utica on Sunday, Jan. 21, the men’s team placed 2nd out of six and the women’s team placed 1st out of six. The men’s team scored a total of 8,782 pins and the women’s team scored a total of 7,920 pins.

Standing out in the men’s double matches were sophomore HVAC major Garrett Bartlett and sophomore business administration major Joshua McCart with a total of 1,629 pins as well as freshman Donald Baker and freshman civil engineering major Spencer McClellan with a total of 1,604 pins.

Bartlett, McCart, Baker, McClellan, and freshman environmental science Nathan Laustrup placed in the top-10 individually.

Winning the women’s double matches were sophomores Megan Gaige, a criminal justice major, and Kyla Day, humanities and social science major, with a total of 1,526 pins
Freshman Shannon Bristol, an individual studies major, won the singles matches with a total score of 730 pins.

The Mountain Valley Conference matches occurred Friday 26th hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College where the men’s team place 1st out of 6 teams and the women’s team placed 2nd out of 6 teams. The men’s team scored a total of 12,374 pins and the women’s team scored a total of 10,923 pins.

The first match for the men’s team resulted with Bartlett recording a game-high of 260 pins as well as a series-high of 668 pins and McClellan recording a game-high of 253 pins and a series-high of 725 pins.

At the end of the second match Baker recorded a game-high of 267 pins and a series-high of 716 pins.

Day finished the women’s first match with a game-high of 244 and a series high of 672. Then in the second match she had a game-high of 244 and and series-high of 707.

The second match also resulted in Gaige recording a game-high of 258 and a series-high of 661.

The next day Westchester County Community College in Fishkill hosted a tournament where the men’s team placed 2nd out of 13 teams and the women’s team placed 5th out of 10 teams. The men’s team scored a total of 7,570 pins and the women’s team scored a total of 7,005 pins.

Placing in the men’s top-25 individually were Bartlett, McCart, and Laustrup and Baker.
Bartlett and Baker placed fifth in the double matches, while McCart and McClellan placed seventh.

Placing in the women’s top-25 were Patricelli and Day.

Patricelli and Bristol placed 16th in the double matches, while Day and Gaige placed 24th.

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