Dramatic Win Closes Day Two of Action For Valpo at Warhawk Classic
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Dramatic Win Closes Day Two of Action For Valpo at Warhawk Classic
Sam Perez posted Valpo's top average on Saturday and was instrumental in the dramatic win to close the day.

A dramatic victory over #13 Lincoln Memorial that went to a tiebreaker capped the Valpo bowling team’s second day of competition Saturday at the Warhawk Classic in Madison, Wis.

How It Happened

- Valpo opened the day’s slate, contested in the traditional team format, against Upper Iowa, suffering a narrow 909-886 defeat despite a 208 game from freshman Alexis Roof (Flint, Mich./Kearsley).

- Valpo faced off with Tusculum in its second match of the day, but dropped another close decision, 845-818.

- Junior Mirica Yancey (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) rolled Valpo’s best individual game of the day with a 232, while fellow junior Sam Perez (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East) posted a 216 as well, but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome #12 Central Missouri in the third match slot, as UCM earned a 996-934 win

- Valpo picked up its first victory of the day in the fourth match slot, taking down Aurora, 973-663, behind a 224 game from Perez and a 206 by junior Payton Bertermann (Grayslake, Ill./North).

- The day would close for Valpo with the dramatic victory over #13 Lincoln Memorial, Valpo’s third top-20 win over the last two days. Both Perez and Bertermann struck out in the 10th frame for the Brown and Gold to force an 839-839 tie and send the match to a modified baker (five frames) tiebreaker. The duo then picked up strikes in the first two frames of the tiebreaker to propel Valpo to a 95-85 win and close the day with consecutive victories.

- Perez led Valpo on Saturday with a 195.8 average, good for eighth in the tournament field.

Next Up

Valpo (23-24) closes out action at the Warhawk Classic on Sunday, with one final traditional team game before a pair of bracket games. The bowling begins at 8:30 a.m.