The Valpo bowling team posted a 2-1 record on Sunday in the final day of action at the Columbia 300 Saints Invitational to finish bracket play in 11th place.
How It Happened
- Valpo began bracket play against Drury and earned a four-game sweep in the best-of-seven baker format. The Brown and Gold won all four games by double figures and averaged a 205 over the four games, highlighted by a 227 game two and a 219 game three.
- The win advanced Valpo to a matchup with Tusculum. Valpo led the best-of-seven match 3-2 following a 214 game five, but Tusculum rallied to take games six and seven and send Valpo to a 4-3 defeat.
- Valpo’s tournament finale came against Lewis, a match in which the Brown and Gold quickly fell behind 2-0. But a three-game string of 220, 234 and 214 turned the tables and put Valpo in front, 3-2. Lewis rolled a 226 in game six to send the match to a decisive game seven, but it was Valpo which earned the 4-3 win thanks to a 190-156 victory in game seven to secure 11th place in the 19-team field.
Valpo (34-40) has over a month until it returns to competition, as it will next hit the lanes at Nebraska’s Big Red Invitational Feb. 28-March 1.