Bowling Continues Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational Saturday
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Bowling Continues Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational Saturday
Becky Lohse rolled a high game of 208 on Saturday.

The Valparaiso University bowling team continued action at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational in Kenner, La. on Saturday, finishing the day in seventh position.

How It Happened

  • Valpo opened the day, contested in the traditional team format, against #6 Stephen F. Austin. Despite a high game of 206 from sophomore Morgan Peacha (Henderson, Nev./Foothill), the Crusaders dropped the opener, 1041-931.
  • Peacha topped 200 for the second straight match, rolling a 208 as Valpo fell to Florida A&M, 937-877.
  • Junior Kendra Tryniski (Fulton, N.Y./Fulton) posted a 241 game while sophomore Becky Lohse (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) recorded a 206 in Valpo’s third match, but the Crusaders were edged by Jackson State, 975-954.
  • Freshman Jess Soskich (Arlington Heights, Ill./Buffalo Grove) rolled a 234 and Tryniski registered a 221 game in the Crusaders’ fourth outing on Saturday, a 1050-954 defeat against #RV Lincoln Memorial.
  • Valpo closed the day on a winning note, taking down #20 Prairie View A&M 979-852 as Soskich posted the Crusaders’ top game of the day with a 246 effort and Tryniski ended the day with a 200 game.

Between the Gutters

  • Tryniski was the top-ranked Crusader bowler in the individual standings, as her 205.2 average over Saturday’s five matches ranks 17th in the field.
  • In her first career tournament, Soskich averaged 220 over the Crusaders’ final three traditional matches of the day.
  • Peacha’s efforts of 206 and 208 to open the day were the first two 200+ games of her Valpo career.
  • Freshman Kayla Rossi (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township) made her traditional debut and rolled a top game of 191 in the win over Prairie View A&M.
  • Fellow rookies Sam Perez (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East) and Hannah Forton (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) also made their first traditional match appearances in a Crusader uniform.

Next Up

Valpo (3-7) closes out the tournament on Sunday with bracket play, opening the day with a second consecutive match against Prairie View A&M. The day’s action is slated to get under way at 8:30 a.m.