Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
The Crimson Wave had three players participate in the event. Junior Stephanie Briggs was the highest individual finisher as she placed 28th overall with an average of 200 for the six game event. There were 145 bowlers competing.
The ladies got off to a slow start in the initial 16 baker game block as they found themselves in last place halfway through day one. CCSJ recovered quite well in the second block, jumping five places to finish the first day in 12th place. That second block was highlighted by a 220 average over the final 12 games. CCSJ began day two with another solid block in the tournament’s third set, moving up one more spot into 11th place as they entered the final block. In the final 16 game block, CCSJ would go on to finish the event in 12th place.
“Individually, Stephanie Briggs had a solid event, making good shots throughout. Her 200.0 average and 28th Place finish in the singles event is very respectable. Team-wise, our first 16 game block dug us a huge hole to try and climb out of. After that first set, we recovered very well, and began to bowl up to our capability. We continued to bowl well the remainder of the event. If we would have bowled that first set (16 games) as we did the remaining three sets (48 games), we would have been right in the mix for the final qualifying spot all the way to the end. The extremely slow start we had just put us in a tough spot. The ladies never gave up, though, and I’m very proud of the way they battled back the rest of the way,” said Coach Vania.
The women’s team will return to action on March 29th and 30th as they compete in the NAIA Invitational.
CCSJ would go on to finish 37th overall with a final score of 7,617. Kayla Riffle was the high scorer for the Crimson Wave averaging 181 and placed 66th out of 444 players. She was followed by Elizabeth Premo and Lauren Heart with 177 averages.
The Crimson Wave will return to action in a month as they compete in the USBC Sectionals March 14th-16th.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on January 11th when they travel to Addison, Illinois to compete in the Roto Eagle Backer Event.