Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
The Crimson Wave finished 5th in their squad after 6 games of bowling. After the tournament concluded it was established the oil patterns were different for the morning and afternoon squads of the tournament. The USBC made the decision to treat the two squads as separate tournaments giving the ladies a 7th place Tier 1 finish for their performance.
The Crimson Wave were led by senior Katie Jones who averaged 184 for the 9 game spread. Sophomore Kelsy Toth averaged 176 for her 8 games, while teammates junior Liz Premo and sophomore Stephanie Briggs averaged 175 and 170 for each of their five games.
The challenge consisted of 24 baker games on day one and 16 baker games on day two.
The Crimson Wave started off a little rough in the varsity division as day one saw a tough oil pattern that took a very precise shot. Once the pattern broke down in transition the scores increased and left the girls sitting in 6th after day one.
The second day opened with the ladies struggling to maintain momentum, falling to 7th at the end of the 40 baker games. Only the top 8 teams in the division advance to match play. The Crimson Wave took a 3-2 win over Ashford University in the first round of match play. In the semi-final match against Robert Morris University – Peoria the Crimson Wave fell 3-1 finishing 4th overall.
In the junior varsity division the Crimson Wave also started off a little rough. The Crimson Wave found their stride midway through the day and pulled ahead of the field putting themselves in first at the end of day one.
With only the top four teams advancing to the match play round in the junior varsity division the Crimson Wave held their first place spot at the end of 40 baker games. The Crimson Wave saw the Robert Morris junior varsity team in the first round of match play. After winning game one of the match up the Crimson Wave fell to RMU 3-1, taking a 3rd place finish for the tournament overall.
The Crimson Wave will travel to South Bend, IN next weekend to compete in the Blue and Gold Classic.