The Adrian College women's bowling team finished fourth out of 15 teams in their final regular season conference event in Cincinnati, Ohio this past weekend. The team began the tournament by setting a new program record for highest team game shooting a 999. They continued to bowl well, shooting a 950 in the second game and would average an 896.29 over seven games for their highest finish in a conference event this season.
Sixth-ranked Wright State would win the tournament followed by 14th ranked Notre Dame College and 10th ranked Marian University. 17th ranked Adrian kept it close trailing Marian by only 57 pins and Notre Dame College by 95 pins for the fourth place finish.
Adrian would place four bowlers in the top 27 in a field of over 120 bowlers. Sophomore Chelsea Essenmacher would finish 12th overall with a 186.57 average for seven games, followed by senior Nicole Corstange with a 181 average finishing in 16th place. Freshman Nicole Loomis finished in 22nd place averaging a 179.14 and junior Kristen Marcis placed 27th with an average of 176.14.
The team will take the next two weeks to prepare for their biggest tournament of the season the Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 18 & 19 where they will compete against over 50 women's team.
"The Hoosier is always the biggest and the toughest tournament of the season," said head coach Jody Fetterhoff. "It is the last tournament of the season that is eligible for power points and teams look to improve their ranking before the sectional field is announced on February 22nd."
USBC will be streaming the tournament online and details can be found at bowl.com leading up to the event.