BOWL.com | Collegiate Ticker – November 17, 2021
The college competition was contested in two states and bowling centers. All 42 men’s varsity programs played at Big River Bowling in Davenport, Iowa, and all 34 women’s varsity teams competed at the Highland Park Bowl in Moline, Illinois.
The format included six traditional games on Saturday and 16 Baker games on Sunday, with the top eight teams from each varsity division moving to a Baker slice. All bracket matches were played in a best-of-three format.
On the men’s side, William Penn qualified for the group in fifth place and beat No.4 Lindenwood (2-1) and No.8 Midland (2-0) to set up a showdown with No.3 McKendree for the title.
McKendree secured his place in the championship round with victories over Newman (2-1) and Wichita State (2-0).
In the final, William Penn won Game 1, 224-208, and the Statesmen finished the sweep over the Bearcats with a 238-235 win in Game 2 to claim the title.
St. Ambrose qualified as the top men’s team ahead of the group, finishing with a total of 10,113. Wichita State finished with 9,998 and McKendree with 9,924. William Penn secured his spot with a total of 9,568. and Midland took last place with 9,421.
St. Ambrose’s Nate Stubler rebounded after starting 182 games of 279, 287 and 246 en route to a six-game total of 1,432 (238.66 average) and top individual honors in the men’s division.
Andrew Sacks of Lindenwood (1,427), Jake Feher of McKendree (1,396), Dylan Hamil of Morningside (1,367) and Spencer Robarge of Wichita State (1,367).
Midland’s Kristopher Yadao clocked a 300 in Traditional Block Game 2 en route to 19th place (1313).
On the women’s side, Mount Mercy qualified second for the group with a total of 8,812 qualifications. The Mustangs beat No.7 Rock Valley (2-1) and No.6 St. Francis-Illinois (2-0) to advance to the title game against No.8 William Penn.
William Penn eliminated seed Wichita State (2-0) and number 5 Newman (2-1) to earn his place in the final.
Mount Mercy took the lead early in the title tilt, winning Game 1, 181-152. William Penn picked up a big win to tie the game in Game 2, 280-152, but the Mustangs managed to register the win with a 201-186 win in the deciding game.
Wichita State took first place after qualifying with a total of 9,336. St. Ambrose was third at 8,723 and William Penn was eighth seed with 8,474.
Wichita State’s Olivia Komorowski won games of 258, 278 and 247 to start her traditional block and claim first place in the women’s individual standings, finishing with a total of 1,353 (225.5 average).
She was joined in the top five by Karine Bouchard of Davenport (1,318), Megan Allensworth of St. Francis-Illinois (1,315), Megan Hess of St. Ambrose (1,311) and Katrina McCarthy of Mount Mercy (1,305 ).
In other collegial actions:
– At the SHU Halo Invitational in Adrian, Michigan, the women and men from Spring Arbor reached the top spots.
– At the Sonic Boom Invitational in Brandon, Mississippi, the Tulane women had five games of 200 or better in the final against Louisiana Tech to register the victory, 4-1.
–At the SFA LadyJack Classic in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Nebraska women swept McKendree in the title game, 4-0.
– At the Adrian College Open in Adrian, Mich., The Spring Arbor men finished the weekend sweep, while Adrian’s women finished the weekend at the top of the standings.
– At the Falcon Fall Classic in Lodi, New Jersey, the women of Fairleigh Dickinson recorded eight wins on their way to the top of the overall standings.
– At the Roto Grip Raider Classic, the Tennessee Wesleyan men and Notre Dame-Ohio women each scored victories with less than 85 pins.
– At Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference No. 1 in Baltimore, the A&T women of North Carolina took first place in the 100% Baker event.
– At the Northeast Classic in Lodi, New Jersey, William Paterson’s men claimed an 843 pin victory with Stevens Institute of Technology leading the women’s division.
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