ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Spring Arbor University men's and women's bowling teams earned a pair of second place finishes at the Muskie Mash, hosted by Muskingum University, on Saturday. Three Cougars earned spots on the All-Tournament Team, including Corey Gill, Sabrina Ball and Kelsey Thomas.
EVENT: Muskie Mash (Hosted by Muskingum University)
TEAM FINISH: Men – 2nd/12; Women – 2nd/5
LOCATION: Sunrise Strikes | Zanesville, Ohio
- The men's team finished with 6820 total pins, just 55 pins back of tournament champion Kent State.
- The women's team racked up 6080 total pins.
- Gill finished third overall in the field of more than 70 bowlers. He accumulated 1003 pins over five games with a high-game of 234.
- Adam LaRoe and Austin Kraemer both finished in the Top 10. LaRoe took sixth place with 972 pins while Kraemer was right behind him in seventh with 970. Kraemer also posted the second highest single-game score of the event with a 254.
- Rounding out the scores for the Cougars was Tucker Hemmila with a 941, Jarod Plank with a 450 over three games and Kyle Lucas with a 284 over two games.
- Ball and Thomas led the way for the women's team. Fresh off winning the Jayhawk Great Lakes Classic, Ball finished fourth this week with 862 pins. Thomas followed closely in fifth place with 853 pins.
- Stephanie Waddell, Hanna Irvin and Kassi Martin all finished in the top-16. Waddell totaled 796 pins, Irvin picked up 773 and Martin finished with 763.
- Kent State captured the men's team title with 6875 pins while Muskingum's Chris McCarty took home the men's individual title with 1030 total pins.
- Host Muskingum won the women's team championship with 6270 pins. Muskingum landed the top two bowlers in Summer Finley with 992 pins and Emily Storts with 885 pins.
Spring Arbor will compete in the final WHAC Jamboree of the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Westgate Lanes in Lima, Ohio. The Cougars will then take part in the WHAC Championship set for Saturday, Feb. 18.
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