KUTZTOWN, Pa. (October 14, 2017) – The no. 22 nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University women's bowling team began their 2017-18 schedule Saturday with a trip to Kutztown University to compete at the KU Fall Bud Whitman Memorial.
The format for Saturday was a five-game baker match which means each team bowls five games and total pinfall is calculated to determine a winner. The Ravens earned two wins on the day defeating Saint Peter's, 1,057-819 and no. 25 nationally-ranked Duquense 1,012-977. Last year, the Crimson and Grey only recorded two 1,000 pin scores across the whole season. This year they achieved that feat in only their opening four contests. The two Pierce setbacks came at the hands of no. 24 nationally-ranked Youngstown State and no. 16 LIU – Brooklyn.
In the victory over Saint Peter's, the group of Katey Comstock (Hartland, Vt.), Krysta Peirce (Casco, Mich.), Colleen Kelly (Quincy, Mass.), Alexa Asta (Jackson, N.J.) and Jessica Davies (Cape Coral, Fla.) rolled a day-high score of 259. The same bowlers notched a 257 in their win versus Duquense.
Kelly was named to the All-Tournament team for her performance on Saturday as she led all Ravens bowlers with a 208 average.
The Ravens return to the lanes tomorrow for the second day of bowling.
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