The Golden Bears finished the two-day Bud Whitman Memorial tournament last weekend winning seven of their 10 matches,
It is the best start to a season since they opened up the 2015-16 campaign 10-0 after the same event.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, KU had an upset-win over 24th-ranked Youngstown State University. In a high-scoring affair in which KU won 1073-1025, KU posted nine-straight strikes to setup a perfect-game bid heading into the final frame, a first for the program in baker play. KU posted a nine with its first ball, but closed out the frame with a 279 in the fifth game, a school-record.
Kutztown went 4-1 on the day and ranked eighth with a baker average of 186.8.
On Sunday, the Maroon and Gold capped the weekend by winning 3-of-5 matches to finish in seventh place on the final day of the tournament. They had their second win of the weekend over a nationally-ranked opponent – 934-854 over No. 21 Saint Francis Brooklyn.
Junior Felicia Trievel (Reading, Pa./Wilson) led the KU lineup both days. She posted 200+ scores in 3-of-5 games Sunday, including a high of 256 against Caldwell. She ranked seventh in the field with an average of 205.4.
Sophomore Angela Kozma (Beachwood, N.J./Toms River South)averaged 198.2 for 16th, including a high of 224 against Caldwell. Senior Jenn Fitts (Birdsboro, Pa./Twin Valley) rounded out KU’s top-three bowlers with a 192.6 average for 22nd in the field. She had three 200+ scores on the day, with a high of 215 against Caldwell.
Sophomore Alexis Case (Ocean, N.J./Ocean Township) posted a 200+ score in one of her two matches that she competed in. Senior Melanie Aptaker (Lincroft, N.J./Middletown South) participated in one match. Freshmen Keanna Delp (Mifflinburg, Pa./Mifflinburg Area), Laura Hartley (Mt Pleasant Mills, Pa./Midd-West) and Dana Henry (Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township) opened their collegiate careers over the weekend.