A-State bowling suffers heartbreaking loss in Music City Classic
After a successful first two days at the Music City Classic, A-State suffered a heartbreaking loss in the finals to Vanderbilt.
On day one of tournament play, No. 1 ranked A-State finished a perfect 6-0 and in third place in total pinfall.
On the opening day of the Music City Classic the Red Wolves defeated two top 25 teams en route to their perfect day. A-State's opening, and closest, game of the day was against Monmouth who they defeated by a total pin fall of 770-751. A-State then went on to defeat Bethune-Cookman 851-822, Prairie View A&M 805-707, No. 16 Long Island University 771-688, Tulane 791-716, and No. 20 Adelphi 866-699.
At the end of day one play, Arkansas State trailed first place Fairleigh Dickinson's total pinfall count 4,950-4,854.
Day two of play saw the Red Wolves move to second place in total pinfall, but end the day with a 4-2 record.
A-State started day two strongly by defeating No. 10 St. Francis (Pa) 1,028-791, but then fell to No. 17 North Carolina A&T 981-947. The Red Wolves then grabbed two straight wins the first of which was over No. 20 Delaware State 960-954 and Howard 957-811. A-State lost their second match of the day against No. 11 Kutztown 1,055-1,010, but bounced back to win their final game of the day 1,077-980 against Jackson State.
Senior Ashley Rucker made her fourth all-tournament team this season with a total pin fall of 1,317 which placed her third overall in the tournament.
At the end of day two, A-State still trailed Fairleigh Dickinson in total pinfall 10,922-10,833.
Going in to the final day of the tournament, the number two seeded Red Wolves faced off against top seed Fairleigh Dickinson in game one. A-State defeated the Knights 4-1 by scores of 226-144, 212-150, 205-198, 226-250, and 279-192 securing a spot in the finals.
In the final game of the Music City Classic, the Red Wolves faced off against third seed and tournament host Vanderbilt. The Commodores took a 2-0 lead over the Red Wolves by scores of 226-173 and 220-216. A-State bounced back and own game three 226-206, but Vanderbilt closed out the tournament beating the Red Wolves in two consecutive games 181-169 and then bowled a perfect 300 in the final game to A-State's 196.
"We put ourselves in position to win, but came up short" A-State women's bowling coach Justin Kostick said.
"You have to tip your cap to Vandy for shooting 300 in the last game to beat us. Now we get prepared for the national tournament."12
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