HU bowling wraps up inaugural season at NAIA Invite

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2013-03-23

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The HU women’s bowling team wrapped up its inaugural season with a fine showing at the 2013 NAIA Invitational at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis on March 22-23.

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After 20 qualifying Baker games on Friday morning, the Foresters spent Friday afternoon and Saturday participating in the double elimination, best of five Baker matches, portion of the invite.

Against Cumberland University (Tenn.) on Friday, Coach Bischoff’s squad made quick work of the Bulldogs, sweeping CU in three straight matches, 188-138, 195-166, 209-139.

On Saturday, HU had its hands full with last year’s national runner-up, Midland University (Neb.). Huntington bowled some of its best matches but came up short against the 4th-ranked Warriors, 202-191-202, 190-202, 208-204, 169-247.

The Foresters, behind the play of Ayla Yeiter, bounced back to hand Missouri Baptist University a 3-0 loss, 160-130, 170-160, 170-151, before dropping a 3-2 decision to No. 28 Mount Mercy University (Iowa). After falling behind by two games to the Mustangs, HU stormed back to take the next two forcing a fifth and final game where they came up ten pins short, 114-181, 149-171, 160-157, 208-202, 161-171.

Pictured above at the banquet on Friday is: front row l-r: Eleni Newsome, Casandra Griffith, Stephanie Misamore. Back row l-r: Coach Jim Bischoff, Ayla Yeiter, Tiffany Walther, Emily O'Leary. 

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
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