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HU women finish 7th, men finish 13th at Storm Hoinke Bearcat Classic

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CINCINNATI, Ohio - Coming off the long holiday break and bowling their first tournament since November 22, the 11th-ranked Forester women’s bowling team finished 7th of 16 varsity teams with 8,961 pins at the Tier II Storm Hoinke Bearcat Classic over the weekend.

Competing on a long modified WTBA Mexico City oil pattern, teams bowled 20 regular games on Saturday and 20 Baker games on Sunday.

The HU team of Shelby New, Ayla Yeiter, Emily O’Leary, Rachel Vogler, Eleni Newsome, Ciara Lovell and Brooke Ewing got off to a good start with games of 898-924 to enjoy 3rd place. They struggled with 823 in game three, came back with 936, but again fell back with 824 in game five. HU finished strong on Saturday with a 929 to sit in 8th going into Sunday’s Baker games, just 128 pins out of 3rd place.

On Sunday, Huntington rolled 5-4 game Baker sets of 754-701-738-695-739 to finish the tournament 7th. The final standings were very close with only 21 pins separating 4th-7th place.

No. 6 Lindenwood won the tournament with 9,549 pins followed by No. 3 Wright State (9460), No. 30 Urbana (9262), No. 38 Ursiline (8982), No. 9 Bowling Green (8975), No. 8 Notre Dame College (8965), No. 11 HU (8961), No. 24 Campbellsville (8937).

In individual play, New placed 6th out of 124 bowlers with a 199 average, just one pin from the All-Tournament Team. Other finishes included Yeiter (36th, 174.6ave), Ewing (39th, 173.1ave), Vogler (44th, 171.3ave) and O'Leary (45th, 170.8ave). 124 bowlers competed.

High games included: New (210, 192, 239), O’Leary (203, 213), Yeiter (204), and Ewing (196).

On the Forester men, Daniel Miller, Joe Miller, Seth Walker, Connor Brown, Jake Neely and Tyler Neff, it was a weekend of ups and downs as they finished 13th out of 21 varsity teams and 19th of 32 teams overall. Struggling to find consistency, HU rolled regular team games on Saturday of 805-811-855-885-898, but ended with a strong 1055 to sit in 19th going into Sunday’s Baker games.

Scores on Sunday were better but at the end, the Foresters found it difficult to put together good Baker games rolling 4-game Baker sets of 775-705-757-661-671 to finish with a total of 8679 pins for their 13th place finish.

High scores for the men included: Daniel Miller (223, 193, 209, 190, 203), Joe Miller (212, 201, 224), Walker (210, 233), and Neely (227).

No. 15 Urbana won the men’s title with 10,364 and rounding out the top five included No. 8 Morehead State (10,239), No. 12 Notre Dame College (10,154), No. 5 Lindenwood (10,121) and No. 11 Wright State (9835).

The JV team of Colin Madden, Adam Harris-Shoemaker, Jess Meyers, Emilio Chantaca, Derek Beckler and James Knapp rolled a total score of 8679 to finish 24th overall and 8th of 11 JV teams. High games for the JV men included Harris-Shoemaker (208, 192, 219) and Knapp (202, 193, 216, 223).

In individual action, Knapp and Daniel Miller led all HU bowlers to finish in the top 50 with Knapp averaging 196.3 for six games for 40th place out of 190 bowlers and Miller 42nd with a 195.8 six-game average. Other six-game finishes included Harris-Shoemaker (52nd, 188.3ave), Joe Miller (66th, 183.3ave) and Neff (89th, 170.5ave).

Other bowlers bowling five or less games were Walker (180.6 five-game average), Chantaca (166 five-game average), Madden (156.2 five-game average), Beckler (152.4 five-game average), Neely (168 four-game average), Meyers (151.6 three-game average) and Brown (144.3 two-game average).

The Huntington University bowling teams travel to Stardust Bowl in Addison, IL, this weekend to compete against approximately 160 other men and women’s teams in the Tier 1 2015 Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 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.