The Golden Bears scored their highest team total of the day in match one, and took down No. 9 Sacred Heart 951-912. It avenges a loss in the last match between the two teams when Kutztown fell 956-934 on Nov. 3.
The next four matchups with ranked opponents did not fare as well.
Kutztown lost consecutive matches to No. 14 Saint Francis (984-808), No. 16 LIU Brooklyn (943-860), No. 21 Saint Francis Brooklyn (893-836) and to No. 17 Tulane (963-835).
Jaime Golden had a high frame average of 18.47 through 20 frames, leading KU.
Jenn Fitts had a 17.93 frame average through 43 frames, Keanna Delp was 17.69 through 44 frames, and Angela Kozma ended the day with a 17.53 frame average through 50 frames.
The Maroon and Gold sit 14th out of 16 total teams in the Classic with 4,290 points.
Kutztown is 21-11 overall on the season and has five wins over ranked opponents.
Day two of the UMES Hawk Classic begins tomorrow, Nov. 18, at 9:55 a.m. KU will once again have multiple ranked matchups against the likes of host No. 7 Maryland Eastern Shore and No. 12 Delaware State.