The Valpo bowling team concluded the Flyer Classic in Lockport, Ill. on Sunday with bracket competition, finishing the tournament in tenth place. Sophomore Alli Eible (Burton, Mich./Kearsley) was named to the All-Tournament Team after placing in the top-five of individual action.
How It Happened
- Valpo opened bracket play, contested in the best-of-seven baker format, against Carthage. The two teams split the first three games with a draw and one win apiece, but Carthage took the next three in a row to earn the 4-1-1 match victory.
- The loss dropped the Beacons into a matchup with Kentucky Wesleyan, where the opponents took the first two games. Valpo claimed game three, but KWU came back to win game four to go up 3-1 in the match. But the Beacons stormed back with a 195-185 win in game five and a 203-201 squeaker in game six, and Valpo cruised to a game seven win to complete the comeback for the 4-3 match win.
- Valpo’s final bracket match pitted the Beacons against #RV Marian. Marian won the first two games, but after a 191-191 draw in game three, the Beacons won three in a row to pull ahead going into the final match. But Marian won game seven 206-191 to make it a 3-3-1 tie, and in the modified baker format tiebreaker, Marian came away 97-83 victors to drop Valpo into 10th place in the final standings.
Valpo (37-42) will return to competition in three weekends with its annual trek to Lincoln, Neb. to compete at Nebraska’s Big Red Invitational. The three-day event begins Friday, March 3.