SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The women's bowling team competed in their biggest tournament in program history finishing in 20th place out of 42 women's teams at the Blue & Gold Classic in South Bend, Indiana. The team got off to a great start shooting a 961 in their first game. In their remaining five team games, the team would shoot a bad game and then follow it up with a really good game to average an 889 for six games. After the first day of competition, the team was in 12th place with three more games to bowl on Sunday.
After having such a great day on Saturday, the team struggled in their final three games averaging only an 812 per game. The team dropped eight spots to finish 20th overall for the tournament. Senior Nicole Corstange and sophomore Chelsea Essenmacher led the way for the Bulldogs finishing tied for 49th place out of 287 bowlers with an average of 178.4 for nine games. Junior Kristen Marcis also had a good tournament placing 57th with an average of 176.1. The team will be traveling to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to bowl in The Buckeye Baker Classic.