Bowling Picks Up Three More Wins Saturday at Valpo Bowling Classic
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Bowling Picks Up Three More Wins Saturday at Valpo Bowling Classic
Addy Bates posted Valpo's top individual average Saturday.

The Valpo bowling team continued hosting of the Valpo Bowling Classic at Stardust Bowl III in Dyer on Saturday, earning three more victories in traditional team competition.

How It Happened

  • The Beacons made it five consecutive victories to open their home tournament as they took down #18 Lincoln Memorial in Saturday’s opening match, 961-945. Sophomore Addy Bates (Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park) helped propel Valpo to the victory with a 242 game — the single-best game of the day by a Valpo bowler — while freshman Alli Eible (Burton, Mich./Kearsley) rolled a 193 in the win.
  • Valpo fell to Mercyhurst, 1020-788, in the second match slot of the day.
  • The Beacons rebounded with an 868-703 victory over Upper Iowa, paced by a 197 game form Bates.
  • Bates broke 200 for the second time on Saturday in the fourth match slot, leading the way as Valpo defeated Alabama A&M, 942-871. Freshman Lilu Smith (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) rolled a 203 as well in the victory.
  • Valpo’s bid to end the day on a winning note came up just short, as the Beacons fell 929-912 to #RV Lewis in the day’s finale despite a 198 by freshman Kaitlyn Cavender (New Baltimore, Mich./Anchor Bar) and a 195 from Eible.
  • Bates posted Valpo’s top average of the day with an even 192 across the five matches, good for eighth in the tournament field.
  • As a team, Valpo closed the second day of action in fifth place out of the 15 squads with a total pinfall of 8,865 pins.

Next Up

Valpo (14-8) looks to close the Valpo Bowling Classic on a winning note on Sunday as it heads into a trio of best-of-seven baker bracket matches, starting with a contest against Mercyhurst. The first ball is slated to be rolled at 9:30 a.m.