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Tough weekend of bowling for Foresters

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. - It was a rough weekend of bowling for the Huntington men’s bowling team as they finished 20th out of 21 teams at the Boilermaker Classic at Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl in Lafayette, Indiana.

On Saturday, HU’s top three bowlers, Connor Brown, Kris Kasson and Tyler Neff, struggled to find the line. Kasson led the Foresters with a five game total of 833 for 87th place, averaging 166.6. Neff was close behind with a 158.6 average to finish 98th. Brown, who placed 21st at the Storm Western Shootout two weeks ago, finished in 101st place with a five game average of 156.2.

It set the tone for the weekend as the men were in 20th place after Saturday’s five regular team games with a score of 3745 and weren’t able to dig themselves out of the hole they had created for themselves.

On Sunday in 16 games of Baker, Kasson, Neff and Brown teamed up with Addison Trump, Derik Heinold and Bryan Myers as the Foresters totaled 2368 and finished with a tournament total of 6113.

“The men had a tough time with consistency and the lane conditions, and did not shoot spares well,” Coach Bischoff said. “But I was happy with the adjustments made on Sunday.”

Coach Bobby Shiflett, who joined the Foresters this weekend as an assistant coach with the men’s team, also thought they made improvements from Saturday to Sunday but noted that spares are a weakness and will continue to be an area of focus.

Robert Morris won the men’s tournament with a score of 8774, followed by McKendree (8474), Lindenwood (8352), Newman (8207), University of Northern Ohio (8038) and Purdue (7997). The Foresters finished ahead of the University of Notre Dame.

The Foresters travel to Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek, Ohio, November 10-11 for the Roto Grip Raider Classic sponsored by Wright State University.