DONALDSON, IN – The Ancilla College bowling teams rolled through three different states over the weekend to bowl in multiple tournaments.
On Friday, the bowling team competed in a Michigan Community College Athletic Assocation (MCCAA) conference match at Kirtland Community College where the men's team finished second to Schoolcraft College. Freshman, Angelique McKeny earned Hi Series Honors for the match on the women's side.
"Both teams are really starting to come together as a team and are finally starting to click," commented head coach Al Franklin.
On Saturday, the team bowled in the Muskie Mash in Zanesville, OH. Several four year schools including Cornerstone University, Spring Arbor University, Virginia Tech, Indiana University, and Kent State were there. The Ancilla men's team were one of 12 teams competing. McKeny joined the men's team to form a mixed team for the event where the bowlers placed 6th of 12. Colton Baker received Muskie Mash All-Tournament Honors for his games.
"We had an awesome start to this tournament," remarked Franklin. "But in the end, spares really were the difference between winning and losing."
To cap off the weekend of bowling action, the team traveled to Parkersburg, WV where they attended the Mountaineer Classic hosted by West Virginia University. The Chargers placed 3rd on the men's side.
"This tournament was similar to the others in how we bowled," said Franklin. "We led out of the gate, but got into bakers games and lost our spare shooting once again. It cost us yet another shot at a victory."
"Overall, I am so proud of our team and how we fought the whole time. I know for sure that eventually all of the hard work and effort at practice will pay off. Our victory moment will come," stated Franklin.
The bowling teams will be back on the road this coming Friday, January 27th as they head to Schoolcraft College to continue their Michigan Community College Athletic Conference bowling action. Match time is scheduled for 10:00am.