Arkansas State Sweeps Stephen F. Austin for Southland Bowling Championship

first_imgTournament Homepage | Bracket | Day 3 Scores | Live Stream ReplayDALLAS, Texas – The top seeded Arkansas State Red Wolves earned a measure of revenge on Sunday morning in Dallas. Two days after a 2-0 loss to No. 4 Stephen F. Austin in the second round of the advancers bracket, the Red Wolves found their way back to the Ladyjacks from the elimination bracket, this time earning a 2-0 sweep in their favor to win the 2018 Southland Bowling League Championship. Championship Match Selections for the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship will be announced on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 via web stream on NCAA.com. All-Tournament TeamJordan Richard, Arkansas State (Most Valuable Bowler)Leah Glazer, Arkansas StateStephanie Schwartz, Stephen F. AustinDakota Faichnie, Stephen F. AustinKristin Quah, VanderbiltJackie Evans, Monmouth A-State earns this year’s automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship at Tropicana Lanes in Clayton, Mo., from April 12-14. It is the program’s 11th-straight trip to the NCAA tournament.center_img The NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee will select a field of 10 teams – six automatic qualifying teams and four at-large teams. Teams will be ranked, based on available selection criteria, with the top six being placed in the championship bracket. The remaining four teams will play in opening round matches to determine the final two teams that will compete in the championship. No. 1 Arkansas State vs. No. 4 Stephen F. AustinBoth teams got off to ugly starts in the traditional match, with a combined five open frames between the two teams in the opening frame alone. As the two sides settled in, Arkansas State narrowly pulled ahead 430-420 after five frames and pushed the deficit to 36 with two frames to go. Helped along by another handful of tough open frames on both sides to close out the 10th, the Red Wolves allowed the margin to close to as small as 16 but would hold off the Ladyjacks for a 962-944 win and a 1-0 match advantage. SFA dug itself in a hole to start the baker total pinfall series, falling in the first game 184-141 and was unable to make up ground despite a pair of 190-plus scores in the next two games. A-State held a 572-531 advantage with two games to go and by the time game five came, the Ladyjacks faced a 47-point deficit. Stephen F. Austin put up 194 to Arkansas State’s 170 in the final game, but it was not enough as the Red Wolves held fast for a 923-900 win to sweep the championship match.last_img

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