READING | The Kutztown University women’s bowling team capped its season-opening weekend Sunday by winning 3-of-5 matches to finish in seventh place on the final day of KU’s Bud Whitman Memorial at Berks Lanes.
The Golden Bears (7-3) went 3-2 on Sunday. KU opened with a 1019-845 win over Saint Peter’s, then dropped two matches against nationally-ranked opponents – No. 25 Duquesne (812-963) and No. 16 LIU Brooklyn (905-1034).
KU averaged 186.6 in its five matches to finish in seventh place. Delaware State went 5-0 with a 204.9 average to win the one-day traditional event. LIU Brooklyn was second and Youngstown State was third.
Kutztown responded with two wins to cap the weekend, a 995-950 win over Caldwell and its second win of the weekend over a nationally-ranked opponent – 934-854 over No. 21 Saint Francis Brooklyn.
Felicia Trievel (Reading, Pa./Wilson) continued her strong start to the season, leading KU for the second day. 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.
Angela Kozma (Beachwood, N.J./Toms River South) averaged 198.2 for 16th, including a high of 224 against Caldwell. 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.
Freshman Keanna Delp (Mifflinburg, Pa./Mifflinburg Area) saw action in four matches. She opened the day with a 204 against Saint Peter’s and averaged a 177 for the day. Alexis Case (Ocean, N.J./Ocean Township) also posted a 200+ score – a 206 against Saint Peter’s in her two matches of action.
Kutztown returns to action next weekend, Oct. 21-22, at the two-day Pennsylvania Classic in Lancaster.