It now has four victories over nationally ranked opponents this season, with wins against No. 24 Youngstown State and No. 21 Saint Francis Brooklyn, both coming in the Bud Whitman Memorial tournament to open the year the weekend of Oct. 14-15.
The Golden Bears began the day with the win over the 15th-ranked Panthers, edging them out 883-863.
Match two saw Kutztown nearly take a 100-point victory, defeating Felician 900-805.
In match three, the Maroon and Gold suffered their first loss of the tournament, falling to a top-10 team in No. 9 Sacred Heart by a score of 956-934.
In its fourth match, KU took down another ranked opponent in the 21st-ranked Terriers 901-811.
The fifth and final match, the Golden Bears defeated Howard 995-841 to end Day One with a ton of momentum.
Angela Kozma led KU with a 19.4 frame average in 49 frames. Keanna Delp had an 18.7 frame average through 50 frames, Jenn Fitts came in with an 18.5 frame average in 50 frames, and Alexis Case finished with an 18.3 frame average in 43 frames.
Kutztown had a pinfall of 4,613, ranking them fifth behind FDU (4,945), Sacred Heart (4,928), Monmouth (4,825) and LIU Brooklyn (4,688) in the top-four spots respectively.
A total of 15 teams are competing in the FDU Jamboree including the host Fairleigh Dickinson University. Sacred Heart, Monmouth, Adelphi, Bethune Cookman, Caldwell, Chestnut Hill, Felician, Franklin Pierce, Howard, Kutztown, LIU Brooklyn, St. Francis Brooklyn, Morgan State, and Wilmington make up the remaining field.
The Golden Bears currently have a 16-4 overall match record so far this season, with all four losses coming at the hands of top-25 opponents.
Action resumes on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 9:30 a.m. with KU’s first match against another ranked opponent, No. 22 Franklin Pierce.