READING | The Kutztown University women’s bowling team took a perfect game in the 10th frame of a baker game for the first time in school history on its way to a record-breaking score to highlight KU’s first day of action this season at its Bud Whitman Memorial at Berks Lanes.
The Golden Bears went 4-1 on the day and ranked eighth with a baker average of 186.8. KU defeated Medaille (934-913), Caldwell (917-872), Wilmington (936-845) and No. 24 Youngstown State (1073-1025), and fell to No. 14 Saint Francis (PA) (808-943).
The moment of the day for KU came in its upset-win over 24th-ranked Youngstown State. 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.
Felicia Trievel (Reading, Pa./Wilson) led the way for Kutztown, competing in 50 frames. She held a 19.45 frame average for a strong start to her junior year.
Sophomore Angela Kozma (Beachwood, N.J./Toms River South)held an 18.8 average in 40 frames, and freshman Laura Hartley(Mt Pleasant Mills, Pa./Midd-West) opened her collegiate career with an 18.0 average in 30 frames.
Saint Francis (PA) won Day 1 of the Bud Whitman Memorial with a 198.0 average and a 4-1 record. LIU Brooklyn went undefeated Saturday, but finished second with a 197.8 average.
Action continues at Berks Lanes tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 15, beginning at 9 a.m.