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Wauwatosa, Wis. - In their first Tier I tournament of the season, the Forester bowling teams made the first ever trip to the Midwest Collegiate Championships this weekend at AMF Bowlero.

HU bowlers Shelby New, Brooke Ewing, Ayla Yeiter, Emerald Leong, Emily O' Leary, Rachel Vogler and Casandra Griffith put in a solid performance against many of the best teams in college bowling to finish 12th out of 32 teams.

The tournament was bowled on a tough 37' sport pattern. Huntington bowled six regular team games on Saturday, rolling games of 835-988-927-851-887-900 for a total of 5,388 pins to claim 11th after day one.

Sunday's schedule included three regular team games and 12 Baker games. The Foresters shot 830-928-898 in the regular team games and 208-185-204-183-168-159-192-177-151-222-141-147 in the Baker games for a tournament total of 10,181 pins.

High individual games for HU included New (222, 220, 216, 210), Ewing (210, 209) Yeiter (231), O' Leary (216) and Griffith (209).

New paced her team by finishing 11th out of 209 bowlers. The sophomore averaged 197.2 for nine games. Ewing posted a 178.3 average through nine games to finish 47th.

Other bowlers included Yeiter (95th, 8-game average of 175.3), O'Leary (123rd, 7-game average of 174.1), Griffith (126th, 7-game average of 172), Leong (165th, 4-game average of 169) and Vogler (200th, 1 game of 162). Grandview's Brittany Smith won the women's individual with a five-game average of 209.7.

On the same 37' lane pattern, the Forester men also had a good showing against some of the best teams in the country to finish 23rd out of 40 teams.

After the first three regular team games of 939-909-863 on Saturday, the men found them in 30th place but quickly jumped to 22nd with 5,594 pins by bowling 940-954-989 in their final three games of the day.

On Sunday, they rolled games of 884-973-835 before going into Baker play. Making a run toward the top 20, they ran off Baker scores of 216-210-227-189-230-196-182-192 before taking a step back with 106 and 136 in game 9 and 10. They finished Baker with 222-185 and a total of 10,577, just 80 pins from 20th.

High individual games for Huntington included Daniel Miller (202,201), Joe Miller (251, 226, 212), Seth Walker (215, 212, 205, 201), Derek Beckler (219) and Tyler Neff (207, 204, 200).

In individual action, Walker led HU with a 52nd place finish out of 290 bowlers with a 193.1 average for nine games while Joe Miller finished 134th with a seven-game average of 189.2.

Other Forester bowlers included Neff (139th, 7-game average of 181.8), Daniel Miller (162nd, 6-game average of 182.6), Connor Brown (165th, 6-game average of 180.1), Buckler (170th, 6-game average of 175) and Jake Neely (224th, 4-game average of 179.7). University of Wisconsin Whitewater's Bobby Phillips won the individual title with a 220.3 average for nine games.

Next up for the Foresters is the Western Shootout in Indianapolis on October 11-12.