ADRIAN, Mich. - The men's and women's bowling teams played host to 22 other teams this past Saturday as they competed in the AC Open. The women's team got off to a rough start, but quickly rebounded shooting 930, 977 and a 918 putting them in first place after the team game portion of the one day tournament. Adrian had a 76-pin lead over the sixth-ranked team in the nation, Huntington University, and an 88-pin lead over ninth-ranked Bowling Green State with 16 baker games to go. All three teams were neck-and-neck until Adrian struggled in game seven which opened the door for the two other teams. Adrian held off Huntington, but could not overcome BGSU's strong finish. The team would end up taking second place.
Freshman Jennifer Kelly had an outstanding performance as she led all bowlers averaging a 208.75 for four games to win her first collegiate tournament. Senior Nicole Loomis and sophomore Megan Smoltz also had good tournaments finishing in 13th and 15th place respectively.
"Unfortunately we weren't able to hold off Bowling Green, but this was our most consistent tournament so far this season," said head coach Jody Fetterhoff. "We averaged a 183.6 through the four team games and then averaged a 182.06 in the 16 baker games. Historically our consistency has been something we have struggled with so I am very proud with the improvement there. We have a lot of new faces this season so it's taken a little longer for us to come together. We're hoping to return the favor this weekend as we compete in Bowling Green's tournament this Saturday."