March 17, 2012
SMYRNA, Tenn. - The Louisiana Tech bowling team upset fourth-ranked Arkansas State and 17th-ranked Alabama A&M in day two of the Columbia 300 Music City Classic Saturday.
The Lady Techsters (33-44) are currently 18th after day two of competition as Tech went 2-4 in the five person team games.
LA Tech got off to a fast start as senior Houston Granger led the Lady Techsters to a 894-825 victory over nationally ranked Alabama A&M to begin day two. Granger bowled a team-high 192 against the Lady Bulldogs.
Tech drew sixth-ranked Central Missouri in match two and fell to the Jennies, 961-888 as senior Amy Day bowled a 192 in match two.
Arkansas State, who ended day two at the top of the standings with a 10-2 record, fell to the Lady Techsters, 890-864, in match three as Tech held on a slim lead going into the final frame. Freshman Kay Rawls led the Lady Techsters with a 194 pin fall in the victory as Tech upset its fourth team in the tournament.
The Lady Techsters struggled against 12th-ranked New Jersey City University in match four as NJCU defeated LA Tech, 929-819.
Tech drew 18th-ranked Monmouth University in match five and lost by 26 pins, 831-805. The Lady Techsters, led by Elizabeth Eldredge’s 202 pin fall, mounted a late comeback but their rally was cut short as Monmouth pulled away with the victory.
Fourteen-ranked Kutztown University and LA Tech met in the final matchup of day two as Tech looked to go 3-3 on Saturday. In the lowest scoring match of the afternoon, Kutztown defeated the Lady Techsters, 853-768.
Day led all Tech bowlers with an average pinfall of 180 in five matches while Granger posted an average pinfall of 175.2.