Bowling perfect on opening day of Crusader Classic

By: Valparaiso University Last Updated: November 2, 2019

The Valpo bowling team opened up hosting of the Crusader Classic at Lynwood Bowl in Lynwood, Ill. on Friday, posting a perfect 4-0 record on the first day of competition.

How It Happened

-          Valpo began the tournament against Drury in five-game baker match action, and earned an 890-849 win in the opener.

-          The Brown and Gold made it consecutive wins to open the tournament with an 896-703 win over Dominican. Former Valpo Bowling standout Amanda Cortese serves as an assistant coach for the Dominican program.

-          Valpo claimed its third straight win with an 848-818 victory against Augustana

-          Valpo then cruised to an 879-779 victory over Alabama A&M to make it four consecutive wins.

-          The only thing that kept Valpo from making it a potential five-for-five day was the lack of an opponent in the final match slot, as a late withdrawal created an odd number of teams in the tournament field. Valpo posted a score of 754 in the bye slot.

-          Valpo closed the day with 4,267 total pins to finish day one in fifth place out of the 11 competing teams, just 25 pins out of third position.

Next Up

Valpo (9-20) continues hosting of the Crusader Classic with the middle day of competition on Saturday morning. The group of five traditional team matches begins at 9:30 a.m.