Tryniski Tops Tournament Field as Bowling Continues Action at Tulane
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Tryniski Tops Tournament Field as Bowling Continues Action at Tulane
Kendra Tryniski posted the field's top average on Saturday.

Valparaiso University bowling senior Kendra Tryniski (Fulton, N.Y./Fulton) finished Saturday’s traditional team action atop the tournament field at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational as Valpo posted the tournament’s second-best pinfall on the day and moved up three spots in the team standings.

How It Happened
- Valpo opened the day’s action against host #10 Tulane, but dropped a narrow 958-955 decision to the Green Wave despite a career-best game of 214 from sophomore Sam Perez (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East) and a 207 game from sophomore Hannah Forton (Macomb, Mich./Dakota).
- Valpo rolled to a 952-662 win over Grambling in its second match of the day. Tryniski led the way with a 244 effort – the best single-game score by a Valpo bowler on Saturday and the third-best game of the senior’s Valpo career – and Forton backed Tryniski up with a 214 of her own.
- Valpo made it back-to-back wins, coming out victorious by a 908-878 final over #25 Texas Southern. Forton recorded her third straight game of 200 or better with a team-high 210, while Tryniski rolled a 196 in the win.
- The day’s second single-digit defeat prevented Valpo from picking up a third straight victory, as the Brown and Gold fell 951-949 to #16 UAB. Tryniski rolled a 222 to lead the way against the Blazers, and junior Becky Lohse (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) posted her best score of the day with a 215.
- Valpo finished up the day against #11 North Carolina A&T, falling 896-880 to close out Saturday’s competition.
- Tryniski posted an average of 204.8 over Saturday’s five matches to lead the tournament field, as second place came in with a 203.4. Forton also finished the day among the top-10 bowlers, placing ninth with a 191.0 average.
- Valpo tallied 4,644 pins over Saturday’s five matches, second only to Stephen F. Austin in the 14-team field. The performance allowed Valpo to leapfrog from ninth to sixth place in the team standings.

Next Up
Valpo (5-5) opens bracket play on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. with a rematch of Saturday’s final showdown, as it takes on North Carolina A&T. Valpo has the potential to finish bracket action as high as third place.