WICKLIFFE, Ohio - The 15th-ranked Adrian College women's bowling team competed in their second and third conference events this weekend finishing fifth out of 16 teams both days. In the first event held on Saturday, the team got off to a slow start in the five-team games, but rebounded in the last set of three baker games shooting a 572 and winning all their bonus pins to make a final push for the fourth spot.
However, the team came up two pins shy of Ursuline to finish in fifth place. The team had three bowlers finish in the top 20 with senior Nicole Corstange leading the way finishing sixth out of 123 bowlers averaging a 185.60 for five games. Junior Kristen Marcis finished 15th averaging 177.60 and sophomore Chelsea Essenmacher placed 19th with an average of 175.40. Freshmen Nicole Loomis also had a great tournament averaging 175.75 for four games and threw critical strikes as she anchored the team during most of the baker game portion of the tournament.
In the third conference event of the season, Adrian would again finish fifth overall, only 72 pins behind fourth place Davenport University. The team had three bowlers finish in the top 30 with freshman Nicole Loomis placing 11th. Junior Kristen Marcis came in 17th and Sophomore Emily Gesell finished 30th. Loomis averaged a 180.75 while Marcis average a 177.25 for the tournament and Gesell averaged a 171.25.
"We bowl in a very competitive conference which contains seven teams all ranked in the top 25, so to come away with two fifth place finishes is very good," said head coach Jody Fetterhoff. "I look for us to have another strong showing as the team competes in their final tournament for the fall at the Raider Classic this weekend in Dayton, Ohio. Hopefully we can have another good showing so that when we come back in the spring, we will be confident heading into the second half of our season."