Penguins Finish Ninth After Three Marathon Matches at Hawk Flight Invite

Rachael Darrow
Rachael Darrow

The Youngstown State bowling team went the distance in all three of its best-of-seven Baker matches, and it went 1-2 to drop to ninth in the final standings of the Hawk Flight Invite. The tournament was held at King Pin Lanes in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Youngstown State fell behind 3-1 in all three matches but rallied each time to force a seventh game. The Penguins lost game seven to Delaware State 222-190, and it lost 203-168 to LIU Brooklyn in the second match. YSU bowled its highest game of the day in game seven against Wilmington in a decisive 233-155 victory.

"We didn't have our best stuff today, but we battled hard and came back from multiple 3-1 deficits to force three game sevens," YSU head coach Doug Kuberski said. "That says a lot about our heart and character. To fix some of our mistakes and win game seven against Wilmington was a solid way to finish off the weekend and gives us momentum heading to Smyrna. We will get to work this week and continue elevating."

Youngstown State’s final competition of the regular season will be at the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on March 15-17.