The Valparaiso University bowling team kicked off action at UW-Whitewater’s Warhawk Classic on Friday with a challenging slate, as four of the Crusaders’ five opponents are ranked among the top-10 nationally.
How It Happened
- Valpo opened Friday’s competition, contested in the five-game baker format, against the nation’s top-ranked team in McKendree, falling 1008-821. The Crusaders rebounded with a win over Lincoln (Mo.) in their next match, 872-717.
- Valpo then earned a victory against a top-10 team in the next match, taking down #9 Sacred Heart by a 943-868 final.
- The Crusaders fell in their final two matches of the day, 1022-803 to #8 Fairleigh Dickinson and 903-860 against #10 Central Missouri.
- Valpo ended the day in 16th place in the team standings, based on total pinfall.
Valpo (21-19) continues tournament play from Kenosha on Saturday morning with five traditional team matches, beginning at 9:35 a.m.