Bowling Opens Big Red Invitational Friday
Friday, March 3, 2023
Bowling Opens Big Red Invitational Friday

The #RV Valpo bowling team opened its traditional trip to Nebraska’s Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Friday with the first of three days of tournament action.

How It Happened

  • Making its 13th appearance at the Big Red Invitational in the 14 seasons of the program’s existence, Valpo opened action on Friday against #7 Youngstown State, falling 993-946 to the Penguins in five-game baker competition.
  • Despite averaging better than 200 per game in their next match, the Beacons dropped a 1089-1020 decision to #13 Newman.
  • A third straight nationally-ranked opponent dealt Valpo a defeat in the third match slot of the day, as #4 Arkansas State earned a 1037-975 win.
  • The Beacons got in the win column in the fourth match slot, downing Upper Iowa, 930-898.
  • Valpo made it back-to-back victories to close the first day of competition, taking down #17 Central Missouri by a 1039-925 final.
  • Valpo ended the day in seventh place in the team standings, just 67 pins behind Youngstown State in sixth place.

Next Up

Valpo (39-45) continues the Big Red Invitational on Saturday at 9 a.m. with five traditional team matches.